World Water Development Report
This year’s WWDR focuses on Groundwater (read the full text here https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000380721). It underscores the criticality of groundwater to urban water supplies, and discusses the problems of over extraction, extensive pollution, and failure of local governments to see groundwater as a key instrument in building city-level climate resilience. Water loss is endemic across the Asia-Pacific region. Losing groundwater, with very little recharge, is a recipe for the disaster that is unfolding before our eyes. This cannot be a pretty picture.