NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES Renewable Resources Journal This issue from the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation contains two ar...

NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES Renewable Resources Journal This issue from the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation contains two articles on water resources: An Assessment of Aquifer Water Quality About 80 billion gallons of water is pumped from U.S. aquifers daily. Groundwater provides one-third of the water that is pumped by public supply systems to provide the water used in homes, schools, and businesses in cities and towns. Overall, about 130 million people currently get their drinking water from groundwater. Identifying trends in groundwater quality and investigating their causes is essential to helping water managers prepare for the future. This article discusses the various contaminants in groundwater that have human-health and ecological consequences. Read more...  Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity The rate of ocean acidification that we have experienced since pre-industrial times and its projected continuation are potentially unparalleled in the last 300 million years of Earth’s history. As such, current ocean acidification represents a new and unprecedented chapter of marine ecosystem change that seems very likely to have a significant impact on marine species and ecosystems, various industries and communities, and global food security. This article provides an overview of the most up-to-date information on the impacts of ocean acidification on biodiversity. Read more...  This issue will also be linked on the 2016 Reports and Publications Page of the Sustainable Water Resources Site.   Tim Smith Sustainable Water Resources Coordinator Government Web SiteSustainable Water Resources Site