Marechal, Jean-Christophe (2010) Editor's message: the sunk cost fallacy of deep drilling. In: Hydrogeology Journal, 18 (2). pp. 287-289.
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At the beginning of 2008, I visited a watershed, located in Karkinatam village in the state of Karnataka, South India, where crops are intensively irrigated using groundwater. The water table had been depleted from a depth of 5 to 50 m in a large part of the area. Presently, 42% of a total of 158 water wells in the watershed are dry. Speaking with the farmers, I have been amazed to learn that they were drilling down to 500 m to tap water. This case is, of course, not isolated.
|Item Type:||Editorials/Short Communications|
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|Keywords:||Crystalline rocks; Fractured rocks; Groundwater exploration; India;Socio-economic aspects|
|Date Deposited:||09 Mar 2010 07:11|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:56|
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