Inadequate groundwater recharge

Other Names:
Insufficient replacement of underground water
Reduced aquifer recharge rate

Changes in seasonal distribution of aquifer recharge due to climate change may have a significant effect of low flows in rivers supported by baseflow from rapidly responding aquifers, while rivers supported by slowly responding aquifers may show a significant delay in response.

Groundwater resources in West Asia in general and on the Arabian Peninsula in particular are in a critical condition because the volumes withdrawn far exceed natural recharge rates, threatening water distribution systems that have been used for thousands of years.

Reduced By:
Rising water table
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 14: Life Below Water
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST