Aquifers (or, Hydrolithic Elemental Choreographies) | Society for Cultural Anthropology
In contemporary Costa Rica, public sector scientists explain that their work consists of changing that notion. They want to efface the idea that an aquifer is a contained entity, like a vein or a pipe. They want to show the public its radically different form, as nothing more than a saturated substrate in movement. Their purpose is to call attention to how that particular form makes aquifers fragile, susceptible to pollution, and indocile to restoration and cleanup efforts after they have been tainted.