Press Release 052/2016

Groundwater, the Most Important Drinking Water Source Worldwide

Meeting of the German Association for Hydrogeology (FH-DGGV) at KIT – “Im Reich der Dunkelheit“: Public Evening Lecture on the Blauhöhle
The interested public is invited to attend a lecture on the relevance of the Blautopf to fundamental research. (Photo: Arge Blautopf/Andreas Kücha)

Groundwater is the most important freshwater source worldwide. In Germany alone, 75% of the drinking water comes from springs and wells. In many parts of the world, however, water extraction exceeds groundwater formation. These and other challenges resulting from e.g. agriculture and energy production will be in the focus of the meeting “Groundwater – Man – Ecosystems” that will take place at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) from April 13 to 17, 2016. The meeting is organized by geoscientists of KIT. The public evening lecture on April 15, 17.45 hrs, will focus on research in the Blauhöhle, one of the longest cave systems in Germany.




More about the KIT Climate and Environment Center:

Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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