groundwater banking project Articles

  • World Bank: groundwater management specialist

    The World Bank is currently looking for a senior water resources specialist specializing in groundwater management to join the South Asia water team. The World Bank’s regional portfolio is in South Asia comprises over $5 billion of lending, of which around half is for water supply and sanitation and half for water resource and irrigation projects and a strong focus in India. These projects ...


  • India - Groundwater governance case study

    Groundwater comprises 97 percent of the worlds readily accessible freshwater and provides the rural, urban, industrial and irrigation water supply needs of 2 billion people around the world. As the more easily accessed surface water resources are already being used, pressure on groundwater is growing. In the last few decades, this pressure has been evident through rapidly increasing pumping of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Southern New Jersey - Guaranteed benzene remediation in soil and groundwater - Case Study

    Project Summary TRS Group, Inc. (TRS) under contract with URS Corporation ( URS) and Resource Environmental, LLC (RELLC) conducted an electrical resistance heating (ERH) remediation of benzene at a former gasoline service station located in southern New Jersey, The project scope of work was contracted as a Guaranteed Fixed Price Remediation (GFPR) that included no rebound of benzene in ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • A Lakeside Community Tackles a WWTF Upgrade

    Blodgett Landing, a community of about 145 homes on the shores of Lake Sunapee in Newbury, New Hampshire, operates a 50,000-gpd wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) that is unable to meet current groundwater discharge standards with the existing Imhoff tank and sand filters/rapid infiltration basins (RIBs). A pilot project was begun in 2001 to reduce nitrate loadings to the groundwater. Effluent ...

  • Dumping of the effluent of Punjab in Sindh

    The province of Punjab has been blessed with immense quantity of fresh groundwater. On the contrary, the quality of groundwater in the province of Sindh is mainly saline. There are very few pockets in Punjab where the quality of groundwater is saline. The commands of Punjnand Abbasia Canal and Fordwah Sadqia Canal, on the let bank of River Sutlej, are one of those pockets, which are underlain ...


  • Water pollution prevention guidelines for UK construction works

    Construction and maintenance activities in or near water have the potential to cause serious pollution or impact on the bed and banks of a watercourse and on the quality and quantity of the water. Some activities with the potential for affecting watercourses or groundwater may require either consent in England and Wales under the Water Resources Act 1991 or an authorisation in Scotland under the ...

  • New Territory Reclaimed Water Use for Subsidence Credits

    ABSTRACTFt. Bend County, Texas, south of Houston, Texas, is experiencing ground subsidence due to over pumping of the groundwater aquifer for domestic and agricultural use. A Subsidence District was created by the State and Regulations have been issued requiring all Public Water suppliers to decrease their groundwater withdrawal by 30 percent by 2013 and 60 percent by 2025. Each user must ...

  • Managing the Earth from Space: Satellite and sensing technology in water management

    Approximately 200 miles above the Earth’s surface, two satellites circle the planet, always between 106 and 193 miles apart. But while these twins—called Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)—live in space, they’re providing invaluable assistance in managing natural resources on the ground. GRACE has created a unique picture of ...

  • A 2006 GLOBE award winner

    The GLOBE Corporate Award for Technology Innovation and Application is presented is to a company that has demonstrated outstanding technical ingenuity in the development and/or application of an innovative technology or process with a significant environmental application. This year’s winner, Ivey International Inc., has developed a surfactant remediation technology (Ivey-sol®) solution that has ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Vietnams’ environment creaks under the strain of breakneck development

    Over the last decade, industrial and development activities in Vietnam have made a significant contribution to the stable development of the country’s socio-economic and national economic development targets and consequently around 20 million people have been lifted above the poverty line in less than a decade.  However, in the development process, these same manufacturing activities and ...

  • Environmental risk management: Leaving little to chance

    Life is risky at the best of times. And identifying and managing risks – in the environment, industry and financial markets – has become a priority for business and governments everywhere. Everyone knows what can go wrong. Environmental accidents, corporate scandals and financial imprudence have rung up damage bills in the billions of dollars. So the heat is on to find ways to better manage and ...

  • Desalination plant in Egypt runs on wind & sun

    Fortis Wind Energy (NL) and Juwi Renewable (DE) install a 100kW hybrid system in Egypt. Egypt, the land of the pyramids, is known to us for its ancient culture and the last year because of the uprisings for more democracy. Egypt is less known for its large population (83 million) lives along the Nile (only 5.5% of the surface). The rest of the country is desert. The River Nile runs into Egypt ...


    By Fortis Wind Energy

  • Enabling Clean Water for 25 years

    Water-well drilling equipment company Boode has been active in groundwater abstraction since 1897, later focusing on supplying PVC well casings and screen systems. Its UK concern, established by Stan and Scott Dronsfield, celebrates 25 years in business this year. Stan Dronsfield still remembers the early days back in 1989 when they operated from a wooden shed in their garden, ...


    By Boode Waterwell Systems

  • Climate Trends and Challenges of the Energy-Water Nexus

    Most power generation facilities rely on a significant quantity of water, primarily for cooling. The most recent USGS water use survey (2005) reports that thermoelectric power accounts for approximately 41% of total freshwater withdrawals in the United States—more than any other water-use sector. Although most water use for this sector is not highly consumptive (less than 5% of national ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • Innovative approach to unforeseen site conditions – case study

    The Crater Resources Quarry 3 Remediation site was a former limestone quarry that was later used as a disposal site for Waste Ammonia Liquor (WAL) generated by the coke making facility at a steel mill. The WAL contained water, ammonia, and small amounts of various hydrocarbons formed during the coking process. Coking operations shut down by the mid 1980's and discharge into the quarry ceased. The ...

  • Coal Mining and Production Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Could food shortages bring down civilization?

    “In early 2008, Saudi Arabia announced that, after being self-sufficient in wheat for over 20 years, the non-replenishable aquifer it had been pumping for irrigation was largely depleted,” writes Lester R. Brown in his new book, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (W.W. Norton & Company). “In response, officials said they would reduce their wheat harvest by one eighth each year ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • ASTM Standards Help Meet Need for Clean Water

    The new ASTM Water Portal provides a single access point to standards and related information about ASTM International’s diverse committees working to protect and monitor this vital global resource. Clean and safe water is the underpinning of the quality of life for people around the world. Global economies depend on water, whether it’s to support the manufacturing of goods ...


    By ASTM International

  • Developing optimum solutions to flooding

    Developing optimum solutions to flooding With a very long period of wet weather in the summer overlaid by intense rainfall, 2007 was the wettest summer in the UK on record. This unusual weather pattern resulted in very high localised runoff, with three events in England exceeding the 1 in 100 year return period over that time – some of the worst flooding that has ever occurred in ...


    By Innovyze

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