Immense Freshwater reserves discovered

A massive reserve of freshwater discovered by scientists, trapped beneath the seabed. This offshore freshwater reserves is a global phenomenon and could give water to the world’s coastal cities.

Australian scientists report this week that they’ve found vast new fresh water supplies, under the ocean floor.

How much water is that?



Dr. Vincent Post of Australia’s National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, lead author of the study, said:

“The volume of this water resource is a hundred times greater than the amount we’ve extracted from the Earth’s sub-surface in the past century since 1900 … This volume of water could sustain some regions for decades.

We should use them carefully. Once gone, they won’t be replenished until the sea level drops again, which is not likely to happen for a very long time.”

According to researchers, the freshwater reserves were formed over the past hundreds of thousands of years.



via sciencedaily