Environment
1:32 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Combating Drought

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Millions of farmers in California, Africa, and South Asia are facing severe water issues. In times of drought or overuse of rainwater, many of them are racing to sink new wells to reach the last clean source of water: groundwater.  We'll hear how unmanaged groundwater drilling in California and India is threatening to deplete huge underground aquifers.  But we'll also hear from one area in Kenya, where 70-thousand villagers have worked together to equitably distribute this precious resource.

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