groundwater regulation Articles

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • 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

  • Groundwater Remediation

    Groundwater remediation or clean-up is required when concentrations of contaminants exceed or are expected to exceed predetermined levels for the type of resource that is impacted (Grossman et.al., 2008). For example, lead levels in drinking water should not exceed the EPA action level of 0.015 mg/L. What caused the high levels of lead? How can the lead be removed from the aquifer? (Grossman ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Brazil - updated soil contamination regulations

    While Brazil has not changed its waste generator liability since adopting Law 6.938 in 1981, it has updated and altered requirements for generators. Most recently, the Brazilian National Council on the Environment (CONAMA) adopted CONAMA Resolution 420/2009, establishing guidelines and criteria for the management of contaminated sites. CONAMA Resolution provides for the creation of soil quality ...

  • A critical assessment of groundwater governance in Tunisia

    More than 40% of irrigation water currently used in Tunisia is provided by groundwater aquifers, most of which are in a critical state of depletion due to its overexploitation during the last three decades. This paper provides a critical assessment of groundwater management in Tunisia based on interviews with key officials from central and regional administrations, in addition to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Oil skimmer prevents groundwater pollution

    Idaho Recycling/Consulting and Associates (IRC) of Glenn's Ferry, ID helps small generators of industrial wastewater prevent groundwater pollution and comply with environmental regulations by recycling contaminated water, a method that is less expensive than disposing of fugitive oil, solvents, gasoline and other hydrocarbons. A typical IRC recycling system for such small generators as truck ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • 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

  • Environmental Data Management for Groundwater Contamination

    ESdat environmental data management software has been used to manage and report on large datasets generated from an investigation of groundwater contamination on an industrial facility in Adelaide. ESdat was used in managing site data and the maintenance of conceptual model and time series outputs at a complex site over an extended period. Leakages of TCE and the subsequent ...

  • 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

  • Groundwater governance: explaining regulatory non-compliance

    This paper explores the non-compliance of water users through a case study of groundwater resources in the Gulf Islands (British Columbia (BC)) and the San Juan Islands (Washington). The research challenges two assumptions: that local regulations can easily incorporate scientific research, which in turn leads to sound on-the-ground management; that sound on-the-ground management translates into ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Unauthorized groundwater use: institutional, social and ethical considerations

    In many areas of the world, particularly in arid regions or in areas experiencing population growth, there is increased competition over scarce water resources. This is likely to increase in the future due to continued population growth, urban expansion and the challenge of the impact of climate change on water resource availability. In this context, groundwater is likely to play a pivotal role ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Tunnelling in Chalk: Groundwater monitoring and risk assessment

    Morgan Est is constructing a tunnel to carry high voltage electricity cables between two electrical substations.  The tunnel will mostly be excavated in Chalk, with some excavation occurring in the Thanet Sands. ESI was appointed as Morgan Est’s environmental consultant for the project and has managed liaison between Morgan Est, regulators and other stakeholders over the last four ...

  • What Effect Does E-Waste Have On Groundwater?

    Groundwater is one of the most precious resources on Earth. Its yields supply water to nearly every community in the country, and without it, most of us would be driven to drastic measures to accommodate drought conditions. In fact, that very situation is happening in communities across the nation. As groundwater is increasingly negatively ...

  • 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 ...

  • Natural and human-induced impacts on coastal groundwater

    Groundwater is the main source of potable water in most areas of Mazandaran province, like Sari and Babol city. Thus the safety of groundwater supplies is very important in these regions.  Unfortunately attention to groundwater quality has remained limited in Iran. In recent years, the growth of industry, technology, population, and water use has ...


    By University of Tehran

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