groundwater protection law Articles

  • US groundwater protection regulations `not comprehensive enough`

    Groundwater protection is the responsibility of everyone including the chemical industry. An energetic group of state and federal groundwater agencies, industry, environmentalists and other stakeholders, however, has made it a key area of their focus. The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) is a nonprofit Section 501(c)(6) organization dedicated to promoting and ensuring the use of best ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Environmental protection

    An analysis of the lighting industry shows a significant shift from the use of incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs use more fossil fuel energy, cost more and are less effective than fluorescent bulbs, which produce more lumens. Usage of fluorescent bulbs, however, is not entirely without risk because they contain mercury, a chemical compound that can have debilitating ...


  • Who Owns Groundwater?

    California’s drought underscores the need to improve how the state - and the rest of us - divvy up a resource in demand. Grapevines march across wires strung along rolling hills, their little trunks improbably supporting heavy black fruit. Cindy Steinbeck’s family has been farming this land since 1920. They grow Zinfandel, Viognier, Cabernet, Merlot, and Petite Syrah grapes but are ...


    By Ensia

  • Private rights, public interests and water use conflicts: evolving water law and policy in Michigan

    Water conflicts are rare across Michigan's history. As a result, water rights have received little attention by courts or the legislature. Traditionally, the common law of water rights in Michigan embraces the riparian doctrine for surface water and provides landowners with the right to use groundwater. However, two recent changes in common and statutory law significantly modify the legal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Solutions-IES Completes First Risk-Based Remediation Under New State Law

    A former electronics manufacturing facility in North Carolina (NC) had conducted groundwater remediation since 1991 to remediate low-level chlorinated solvents.  Under RCRA, the originally approved Remedial Action Plan (RAP) recommended pump and treat (P & T with air stripping and carbon) to capture and remove the contaminants.  Upon coming on board the project, Solutions-IES ...


    By Solutions-IES

  • Food industry needs to step up on responsible groundwater use

    Californians are all too familiar with what happens when water is not treated as the precious resource it is. But most of us are unaware of the enormous power we have through our day-to-day purchases, social media campaigns and petition drives to push food companies to take more responsibility in protecting global water supplies. Food production, the world’s biggest water user, is a major ...


    By Ceres

  • Act before there’s not a drop to drink

    Groundwater protection is the responsibility of everyone including the chemical industry. An energetic group of state and federal groundwater agencies, industry, environmentalists and other stakeholders, however, has made it a key area of their focus. The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) is a nonprofit Section 501(c)(6) organization dedicated to promoting and ensuring the use of best ...


    By Acta Group

  • `Tips and Tricks` for Water Framework Directive implementation

    People care about water. A recent poll on European attitudes on the environment showed that citizens are increasingly concerned about the pollution of rivers, lakes, groundwater and coastal waters. In 2002, more than 40% of European citizens were ‘very worried’ about the state of freshwater ecosystems. This marked a sharp increase of 10% from 1999. Water protection is one of the European Union ...

  • Clean Water Act

    The Clean Water Act (CWA) is the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution. Passed in 1972, the act established the goals of eliminating releases of high amounts of toxic substances into water, eliminating additional water pollution by 1985, and ensuring that surface waters would meet standards necessary for human sports and recreation by 1983. The principal body of law ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Observation of isotopes in the water cycle—the Swiss National Network (NISOT)

    The Swiss National Network for the Observation of Isotopes in the Water Cycle (NISOT) includes eleven precipitation, seven surface water (river) and three groundwater stations, where tritium, deuterium and oxygen-18 are monthly measured in composite samples. The network provides a good overview of the characteristic isotope signatures in recharge waters in Switzerland and of the relations between ...


    By Springer

  • The European environmental liability directive and comparisons with U.S. natural resource damage assessment regulations

    In recent months, there has been increasing awareness and interest on the part of corporate organizations as to how to prepare for the enactment of the European Union (EU) Environmental Liability Directive (ELD)1 into national laws of the EU Member States (Member States are those sovereign countries of Europe that have acceded to the EU since 1951). Transpositions of the ELD into national laws ...

  • Act now to beat EU changes to wastewater treatment regulations

    Introduction Over the past few months, signals have been emanating from Brussels that hint at tighter wastewater treatment regulations. For instance, not only has Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, recently been calling for better treatment systems for wastewater, but former Environment Minister, Janez Potočnik, has backed ...

  • Homeland Security for Drinking Water Supplies

    As it has done with other jurisdictions, Congress has recently passed legislation aimed at protecting our nation's drinking water resources. Historically, water supply protection has been a high priority, including reservoir protection, continuous monitoring, and secure and redundant facilities to ensure an uninterrupted supply of drinking water. The Clean Water Act (1972), requires pollution ...


    By AECOM

  • New contaminated soil legislation in Spain

    MediTerra Consultors Ambientals, S.L. is an independent company which activity is oriented to the investigation and remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater and the performance of Environmental Audits and Due Diligences. From our experience, soil is one of the most sensitive and vulnerable contamination receptors in Spain and the growing number of contaminated sites is jeopardizing both ...

  • Indestructible Pumps for Clean Water

    Sulzer pumps are used in the production of drinking water in many cities around the world. The special qualities that these pumps possess can be seen at the Zurich Municipal Water Utility. There, the operators have to cope with rising land and energy prices and a challenging topography. A small water flea plays a major role in Zurich. It swims around in a container of drinking water with some of ...


    By Sulzer

  • Water Industry on the Eco Wave?

    A wave of privatization is rolling through the water industry – at the environment‘s expense? In order to provide an answer to this question, the Environmental-Rating agency oekom research AG, Munich, put a number of water supply companies and manufacturers of water appliances to the environmental test. In results published today, oekom identifies the British water supplier Severn Trent as the ...


    By oekom research AG

  • New Contaminated Soil Legislation in Spain

    Untitled Document MediTerra Consultors Ambientals, S.L. is an independent company which activity is oriented to the investigation and remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater ...

  • Technical protocol for evaluating natural attenuation of chlorinated solvents in ground water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is charged by Congress with protecting the Nation’s land, air, and water resources. Under a mandate of national environmental laws, the Agency strives to formulate and implement actions leading to a compatible balance between human activities and the ability of natural systems to support and nurture life. To meet these mandates, EPA’s research ...


    By RNAS Remediation Products

  • 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 ...

  • Vapor-Phase Biofilters Show Promise for Treating High VOC Emissions.

    Evaluating the Feasibility of Natural AttenuationUsing natural attenuation to remediate organic compounds in groundwater has gained popularity. In some cases, this process can reduce contaminant levels to below risk-based corrective action criteria or regulatory standards without implementing additional remedial action alternatives. However, it is often difficult to prove that natural ...


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