Oil is not the only precious liquid under our feet.
Water. It’s all around us. And yet, water poverty is a global crisis that affects every continent on earth and reportedly kills 1.5 million children every year.
But thankfully, we’re on top of the answer. Literally.
Ninety eight per cent of the fresh water on earth is groundwater, and may very well be vital for our survival.
Flinders is a global leader in this precious, hidden resource. We’re looking into how to harvest it sustainably, and how to stop it becoming polluted, not just by chemicals but by seawater and other naturally occurring contaminants.
Flinders research into groundwater is making a difference.