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→‎Upper Rhine aquifer: The given source (7) states 45 billion cubic meters of water which is 45.000 not 450.000 cubic km of water
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==Upper Rhine aquifer==
Located below the plain, the Upper Rhine [[aquifer]] – one of the largest in Europe – holds an estimated {{convert|45045,000|km3|mi3|abbr=on}} of fresh water and supplies some 3 million people in France and Germany, supplying 75% of their drinking water and 50% of the water used by industry.<ref name=iwra-2008>[http://www.iwra.org/congress/2008/resource/authors/abs483_article.pdf Assessing the benefits of different groundwater protection levels: results and lessons learnt from a contingent valuation survey in the Upper Rhine valley aquifer, France], S Aulong & JD Rinaudo, IWRA 13th World Water Congress, published 2008-01-09, accessed 2011-04-13</ref> Since the 1970s it has suffered increasingly serious pollution from [[nitrate]]s, [[pesticide]]s, [[chloride]] and [[Volatile organic compound|VOCs]].<ref name=iwra-2008 />
 
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