Groundwater within the Indo‐Gangetic Basin alluvial aquifer system forms one of the world’s most important reservoirs of freshwater
In this study the authors have examined the groundwater system through the lens of its resilience to change – both from the impact of climate change and increases in abstraction. This has led to the development of a series of new maps for the Indo‐Gangetic Basin aquifer, building on existing datasets held in Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh, a review of approximately 500 reports and papers, and 3 targeted field studies on under‐researched topics within the region.
This research was funded under the Climate Research and Information Services in South Asia (CRISSA) Project
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MacDonald AM, et al. 2010. Groundwater resources in the Indo‐Gangetic Basin: resilience to climate change and abstraction. British Geological Survey Open Report, OR/15/047, xii, 51p