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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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Why is it important to understand the basic nature and properties of underground water?

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The reason that it is important to understand the basic nature and properties of underground water.

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The water that is used by the human population is the fresh water. Freshwater is a precious and limited natural resource. About 70% of the freshwater occurs in the glaciers, which is not available for the daily human needs. The rivers and lakes, although important sources of freshwater, contribute only about 1% of the total freshwater. The remaining 30% of the fresh water lies beneath the earth’s surface as underground water. This water makes up 90% of the freshwater available for human use...

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