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  • Grant applications sought on groundwater research, developing nation projects and programs

    The National Groundwater Research and Educational Foundation is seeking grant applications for groundwater research as well as water supply projects and educational programs in developing nations. The NGWREF Board of Directors has approved $15,000 for the research ...

  • Groundwater papers link methane in groundwater to natural sources

    A pair of papers in Groundwater®, NGWA's bimonthly technical publication, finds a high level of methane in water wells from two Texas counties is most likely from shallow natural gas deposits, not natural gas leaks caused by hydraulic fracturing operations in the underlying Barnett Shale.  The research builds on previous studies on well water quality in the Barnett Shale ...

  • Groundwater development is not the answer for Africa

    Research showing the extent of Africa's significant groundwater reserves should not detract from the real challenges to meeting the continent's drinking water demands, argues Roger Calow, head of the Overseas Development Institute's Water Policy Programme. Recent research has found that Africa's groundwater resources — water found in non-renewable aquifers underground — are 100 times ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Arsenic in groundwater: A world problem

    In April this year, the Netherlands National Committee of IAH released their latest publication (No.5) “Arsenic in Groundwater: A World Problem”. During the past two decades it has become apparent that arsenic poisoning from groundwater has become a worldwide problem. Some of the best-documented and most severe cases of arsenic contaminated groundwater have been found in aquifers in Asia (e.g. ...

  • `Groundwater Goes Green´ Groundwater Foundation to hold its 2008 Conference in California

    The Groundwater Foundation will hold its 2008 National Conference November 18-20, 2008 at Miracle Springs Resort in Desert Hot Springs, California. The theme of the conference is “Going Green for Groundwater.” In a world where going “green” is all the rage, has groundwater been forgotten? As a resource that is hidden from view, groundwater is quite often overlooked. Is this the case in the ...


    By The Groundwater Foundation

  • Grant applications sought for groundwater research, and developing-nation and domestic water supply, projects

    The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation is seeking grant applications for groundwater research projects, as well as water supply projects and educational programs in both developing nations and the United States. The NGWREF Board of Directors recently approved $15,000 for research grants, $35,000 for developing nations grants, and $10,000 for grants from the USA Groundwater ...

  • Calculating recharge of groundwater more precisely

    An international team of researchers has demonstrated that key processes in models used for the global assessment of water resources for climate change are currently missing. This could mean climate change impact models are wrong in some parts of the world and cannot yet be used to guide water management. The study, published today [Tuesday 28 February] in the  ...


    By University of Bristol

  • WaterRF initiates perchlorate research

    The Water Research Foundation (WaterRF, USA) is funding a special project to assess the current state of science related to perchlorate treatment technologies and regulations in the United States. The Foundation's new research anticipates new regulations from the US Environmental Protection Agency regulating perchlorate in drinking water. Perchlorate is a chemical primarily used in the ...


  • Study: A third of global groundwater basins are overstressed

    Satellite data show people are overdrawing water from some of the world's largest groundwater basins. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine say it's unclear how much water is left in the most overburdened aquifers. The problem is expected to worsen with climate change and population growth. Using measurements taken by NASA's twin Grace satellites, scientists found the most ...


    By Associated Press

  • Vital groundwater depleted faster than ever

    China, the world’s most populous country, doubled within just 10 years its use of irreplaceable groundwater from underground reservoirs that are replenished more slowly than they are drained. And in the same decade, 2000 to 2010, global use of this non-renewable water resource for irrigation increased by a quarter, according to a  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Registration open for 2008 Groundwater Foundation National Conference

    Registration is now open for the 2008 Groundwater Foundation National Conference to be held November 18-20 at the Miracle Springs Resort in Desert Hot Springs, California. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about “green” programs and pollution prevention strategies to protect the quality and quantity of groundwater and surface water resources. Specific topics include: the LEED Building program, ...


    By The Groundwater Foundation

  • Nitrate Contamination in Groundwater Worsens in California Farm Areas

    A new study claims that nitrate pollution in drinking water supplies near California’s Central Valley farming communities has worsened in recent decades and will continue to spread, reports the LA Times. UC Davis scientists analyzed groundwater data from the southern San Joaquin and Salinas valleys and concluded that even if all farming operations stopped immediately, nitrates would stay in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Microorganisms in toxic groundwater fine-tuned to survive

    Microorganisms can indeed live in extreme environments, but the ones that do are highly adapted to survive and little else, according to a collaboration that includes Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and the University of Oklahoma. The metagenomic study of a 'stressed' microbial community in groundwater near a former waste disposal pond site on ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Foundation presents Farvolden Awards at Groundwater Summit

    The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation gave Farvolden Awards of $1,000 to each of four students for paper or poster presentations made at the 2016 NGWA Groundwater Summit, April 24-27 in Denver, Colorado. Given in honor of the late Dr. Robert N. Farvolden, former science counsel for the National Ground Water Association, the awards are made based on the quality of the ...

  • Africa`s groundwater must be harnessed for communities

    New information about Africa's groundwater resources should be used to improve the lives of vulnerable populations, using a human-centred approach to groundwater development, say John Thomas and colleagues from the Rockefeller Foundation. Researchers at the British Geological Survey recently estimated that Africa's ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Brazilian Groundwater Association celebrates its 30th anniversary

    ABAS, the Brazilian Groundwater Association, celebrated its XV Congress & 30th Anniversary from 11-14 November 2008 at a spectacular ocean-front venue amidst the towering sand dunes of the urban coastal park of Natal (Rio Grande do Norte) in the extreme northeast of Brazil, report Stephen Foster and Ricardo Hirata. The Congress, on the theme ‘Agua Subterranea para Hoje e Sempre’ (Groundwater ...

  • Groundwater experts meet to tackle future management challenges

    The Parliamentary Secretary for Water, the Hon. Dr Mike Kelly AM MP, has opened the National Water Commission's inaugural national Groundwater Forum, which has brought together 120 of Australia's leading groundwater experts to discuss the challenges in managing the nation's groundwater and the associated reform actions agreed under the National Water Initiative. Dr Kelly said, 'Groundwater is a ...


    By Australian Government

  • Dr. Prabhakar Clement honored for excellence in groundwater science and engineering

    Prabhakar Clement, Ph.D., Auburn University, Alabama, has received the National Ground Water Association’s 2016 John Hem Award for Excellence in Science & Engineering, given for significant, recent scientific or engineering contributions to the understanding of groundwater. “Professor Clement is an internationally known groundwater scientist, contributing significantly to the ...

  • Amvrossios C. Bagtzoglou of Connecticut honored for increasing understanding of groundwater

    Amvrossios C. Bagtzoglou, Ph.D., is among the first five to receive the National Ground Water Association’s new Fellow designation in recognition of outstanding credentials, professional accomplishments, and commitment to promoting the increased understanding of groundwater science and water well system technology. Bagtzoglou is a professor and head of the Civil and Environmental ...

  • REGENESIS Gives Support to International Groundwater Science and Technology Lecture Series

    REGENESIS, a leader in the development of advanced environmental remediation technologies, is contributing financial support for the 2013 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Groundwater Science. The series, primarily supported by a grant from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), was established in 1986 by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) to ...


    By REGENESIS

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