Scientists have begun to search for underground fresh-water aquifers in the provinces of Drenthe and Groningen, RTV Noord reports.
The researchers conduct aerial survey, employing innovative measurements of electromagnetic waves to map the water, which remains invisible to other technologies. Scientists also hope to determine how much salinization affected the water resources of the area. The project is a joint effort between the Water Authorities of Hunze en Aa’s, Noorderzijlvest and the Groningen company Waterbedrijf Groningen.
Fresh water shortage in the Netherlands may seem a difficult concept to grasp. However, it is slowly becoming a reality, especially in the Dutch coastal areas. Climate change and salinization are putting freshwater availability under even more pressure in some parts of the country.