I say ’aquifer’ and she says ‘groundwater’ … Let’s call the whole thing off...!!

I say ’aquifer’ and she says ‘groundwater’ … Let’s call the whole thing off...!!

We argue that groundwater regulatory policies frequently overlook the key features of the reservoir that the resource comes from, i.e., the aquifer, the host and conveyer for this water. We consider this omission is an underlying reason for the widely recognised chaos and ‘silent decline’ in the resources of many intensively used aquifers.