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Sustainability:Water by NBC Learn and NSF

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This series aims to help people become more conscious of the threats to our water supply, from human activity and climate variability, and understand the steps that need to be taken to maintain it.

“Sustainability: Water,” was produced by NBC News’ educational arm NBC Learn, and the National Science Foundation (NSF), which examines the long-term health of water. The seven-part collection is intended to raise awareness about critical challenges to our environment and spur dialogue about managing the water system and conserving Earth’s most precious resource. 

Each video highlights research funded by NSF and looks at the lives of scientists, from a diversity of fields and institutions, who are hard at work on projects designed to help pave the way to a more sustainable future. The scientists explain significant challenges to managing the water supply in selected regions and cities across the United State

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The Ogallala Aquifer

Kansas farmers Stan  Townsend and Mitchell Baalman and others that sit atop the Ogallala aquifer -- the largest freshwater aquifer in North America -- are pumping out water for crop irrigation far faster than natural seepage of rainwater can replenish it. Scientist David Hyndman from Michigan State University is helping develop a plan to better manage this vital resource for sustainable farming.

Published on Jul 12, 2013

EarthSayers Mitchell Baalman; Dave Hyndman; Stan Townsend

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