Canada's Groundwater Resources

Groundwater is essential for life in arid and semiarid regions. It is also important in humid regions, and is one of the fundamental requirements for maintenance of natural landscapes and aquatic ecosystems. Many of Canada’s most sensitive ecosystems are dependent on groundwater. Yet, groundwater remains a relatively unknown resource, one which is difficult for the Canadian public and for decision makers to recognize and/or understand.

Alfonso Rivera, chief hydrogeologist of the NRCan Geological Survey of Canada, has compiled the work of over forty noted Canadian groundwater scientists to produce this invaluable resource. Canada's Groundwater Resources represents the first comprehensive, synthesized single-volume assessment of groundwater resources in Canada.

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