Groundwater sources are disappearing from highly populated areas around the world. Overharvesting, pollution and demand for space are some of the primary factors attributed to their decline. The absence of public support to protect these important water sources can be attributed to a lack of public awareness, understanding and appreciation for groundwater and the role it plays in the life and sustenance of a city. In Tauranga City for example, local residents are unaware of the dormant springs buried under their city library, museum and police station.
A talk by guest speaker Joseph McAuley about the locations and history of the springs in Tauranga City centre, and the potential solutions to restore them. Part of The Past and the Curious series of talks at Tauranga City Libraries. Nga Wahi Rangahau/Research Collections on the first floor of Tauranga Library. Free, no booking necessary.
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