Human development and Groundwater
SCI203 Phase 1 Lab Report
Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to investigate whether or not human development is affecting groundwater sustainably. It has been proven that over these many years and as our population grows the need for groundwater has more than tripled in demand. Once groundwater is gone or is low there is no super-fast way to restore it.
Introduction: More than 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. According USGS.com 96.5 % of all the Earth’s water is held in the ocean. As you may know surface water is not a good resource for humans, nor is it safe for plants and animals because of its salt level. Which is an important reason that we relay so much on groundwater. Groundwater is the water trapped beneath the Earth’s soil and rocks that supplies drinking water for 51% of the population of the world. It is also a source to help grows our crops and source of nutrients for our animals the list could go on but this is just to name a few of its good deeds. Groundwater is considered a non –renewable resource because of the amount of time it may take to produce. For these reasons alone it is important to preserve groundwater at all cost because we are a growing population and as seen in the table above farms and cities will be at the top of the impact list.
Hypothesis: My prediction is simply this clear, if we do not preserve groundwater and find better ways use this resource we will see less of it. Which will result in less crops, depleting health for animals and mankind, small things like even the price will change. This could be another thing that the world will have to fight for in order to survive.
Methods: Found on CTU online was a link to the EPA website and according to the EPA here are some of the most effect methods in reducing water waste: