groundwater protection regulation Articles

  • New Spanish regulation on groundwater protection

    On 22 October it was issued Royal Decree 1514/2009 regulating the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration. The legal framework of this Royal Decree is formed by Directive 2000/60/EC (WFD) in particular Article 17, and Directive 20006/118/EC. The main objectives are to prevent or limit groundwater pollution and to establish criteria and procedures to assess their chemical ...

  • 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.

  • A new frontier in Texas: managing and regulating brackish groundwater

    The challenge of providing access to clean water is visible in Texas, where chronic drought coincides with increasing water demand. The 2012 Texas State Water Plan reports a 2,700 million cubic metres (MCM) gap between freshwater supply and demand in 2010, a number predicted to grow to 3,100 MCM by 2060. Due to the difficulty of reducing water demand, policy makers and water providers are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Why it’s time to elevate groundwater

    Groundwater stored in the earth’s crust underpins all our lives – the ultimate source of freshwater for billions has become victim of over-extraction and the ultimate sink for pollutants.   For too long, not enough has been done to regulate the use of this precious, on-demand resource and manage disposal of waste. If rates of groundwater depletion have tripled in the past 3 ...


    By The World Bank

  • Groundwater: Low-flow Purging and Sampling

    Significant timesavings, improved sample process integrity, quality assurance and minimal quantities of potentially contaminated purge water to manage - are attractive as the focus on groundwater quality sharpens and economics demand best cost-benefit based methods Water has become a vitally important resource.  Maintaining its quality and quantity and avoiding pollution are set to be ...


    By Geotech

  • Road Over Sensitive Groundwater Areas - Case Study

    When constructing or extending new roads, the responsible designers and contractors are increasingly faced with the task of preventing soil contamination. Therefore, measures for the protection of the groundwater are necessary in more and more cases. The corresponding requirements and specifications for such measurements are regulated in the "guide-line for constructional measurements of roads in ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • A risk assessment of the delineation of wellhead protection areas

    Groundwater protection has become an important part of municipal planning and engineering because of the risk of contamination to sensitive aquifers, their value as a resource and the high cost of groundwater remediation. Delineating wellhead protection areas (WHPAs) is a common method of protecting regional aquifers by applying zoning regulations to restrict industrial activity within them. The ...


  • Sub-watertable landfill (regulation 15 risk assessment)

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: UK Services: Site investigation, data collation and interpretation, Controlled water and ecological risk assessment services, Expert witness. Issues: Sub-water table landfill site. Potential risk to groundwater. Summary: ESI produced a controlled waters ...

  • Arcane Groundwater problem plagues commercial district

    It was in 1995, when new storm water drains were being put in along the Beach street extension in Vineyard Haven, that Eric Anderson first learned of the serious contamination of the groundwater under his property. He and several other landholders in the area were required by state environmental authorities to begin an extensive program of sampling to find out the source of the pollution, with a ...


    By Penney Engineering, Inc

  • A look at some contaminants regulated in drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates just over 90 contaminants in public drinking water systems. They include manmade chemicals as well as naturally occurring contaminants from rocks and soil. A look at some of the contaminants that fall under federal or state regulations: ARSENIC: Enters drinking water through eroding natural deposits in the ground or mining and other ...


    By Associated Press

  • Above watertable landfill (groundwater risk assessment)

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Co-disposal landfill site Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment, landfill monitoring borehole installation, sample collection and data interpretation. Issues: Change in waste stream and potential risk to groundwater,  Summary: ESI provided site ...

  • The effectiveness of arsenic remediation from groundwater in a private home

    Abstract Private wells are the source of drinking water for approximately 15% of households in the United States, but these wells are not regulated or monitored by government agencies. The well waters can contain arsenic, a known carcinogen that occurs in groundwater throughout the nation at concentrations that can exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level defined by the U.S. Environmental ...

  • Above Watertable Landfill (Groundwater Risk Assessment)

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Co-disposal landfill site Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment, landfill monitoring borehole installation, sample collection and data interpretation. Issues: Change in waste stream and potential risk to groundwater,  Summary: ESI provided site ...

  • MPPE Technology for the Elimination of Organic Components Dispersed and Dissolved in Groundwater

    Summary Since 1994 Akzo Nobel innovated with a new technology based on Macro Porous Polymer (MPP) engineered to remove dispersed and dissolved pollutants such as : Ar, Al, chlorinated, PAH, CS2… to below 1 ppb, helping the industry to recycle and to reuse their waste and process waters, and to solve in a cost efficient way their groundwater contamination including chlorinated pollutions such as ...

  • 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 ...

  • Public health risk assessment of groundwater contamination in Batman, Turkey

    In this study, a comprehensive analysis of groundwater was performed to assess contamination and phenol content in Batman, Turkey, particularly in residential areas near agriculture, livestock and oil industry facilities. From these areas, where potentially contaminated groundwater used for drinking and irrigation threatens public health, 30 groundwater samples were collected and analyzed for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aerobics to the Rescue - Using Compatible Technologies to Improve Groundwater Remediation

    Background Increased opportunities for contaminated property redevelopment have propelled property owners to evaluate options for accelerating site remediation. In some cases a containment technology may have been implemented to mitigate the off-property migration of contamination as the most ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Proven protection against petroleum gas and water migration case study

    Project : 500 Fifth Avenue Nort|h Location : Seattle, WA Products : Liquid Boot® Gas Vapor Mitigation System, Ultraseal® Waterproofing System Background: Vapor intrusion has become a signifi cant environmental issue for regulators, industry leaders, and concerned residents nationwide. The use of a spray-applied gas ...


    By CETCO

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