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  • Jaffna aquifer depleting from overuse

    The single limestone aquifer, which is the main source of freshwater in Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula, is gradually depleting through overuse, researchers say. "The area suffers from severe groundwater imbalance which might reach crisis proportions in the future," Shanti de Silva, one of two scientists who ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • California authorizes oilfield dumping into protected aquifers

    Regulators in California, the country's third-largest oil-producing state, have authorized oil companies to inject production fluids and waste into what are now federally protected aquifers more than 2,500 times, risking contamination of underground water supplies that could be used for drinking water or irrigation, state records show. While some of the permits go back decades, an Associated ...


    By Associated Press

  • Idaho aquifer decline could hinder radioactive monitoring

    A continued drop in underground water levels could make it more difficult to monitor the movement of radioactive contamination in an aquifer below an eastern Idaho nuclear facility, scientists say. Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey in a 36-page report released Monday said the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer level has dropped below ...


    By Associated Press

  • Water, energy and food

    Increasing environmental awareness, the price increase in electricity rates and the declining availability of water (both quality and quantity) involve finding solutions that promote efficient use of water and energy.  The efficient use of water and energy is defined as "the ability to achieve desired production goals using the least amount of water ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

  • OS Remediation Invites You To A Webinar: Fate of Vinyl Chloride in Aquifers: Organisms, Pathways, and Monitoring Tools

    As a proven human carcinogen, vinyl chloride (VC) is a major risk factor in many contaminated aquifers.  Lingering concentrations above the maximum concentration level (MCL) of 2 ppb generally prevent site closures, thus requiring continued remedial and monitoring efforts.  Knowledge of the pathways and mechanisms that contribute to VC detoxification is essential to predict the fate and ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Auditing the Earth`s sea-level and energy budgets

    An international research team has balanced the sea-level rise budget by showing that the total amount of contributions to sea level rise explains the measured rise over recent decades. Scientists have accounted for all the contributions to global sea-level rise in a study that balances the sea-level rise ‘budget’ and explains the observed rise over recent decades. ...

  • EPA Awards Over $175,000 to the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department to Operate its Underground Injection Control Program

    The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $175,738 to the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department to operate and implement their Underground Injection Control (UIC) program. The funds will be used by the Departments’ Oil Conservation Division, which regulates oil, gas and geothermal activity in New Mexico, to ensure that Class II injection wells are constructed ...

  • Too soon to tap Namibia`s groundwater find, experts say

    The extraction of the much needed water from a large underground aquifer in northern Namibia may need to wait for further studies, officials have warned at a water investment conference. The aquifer, discovered in July, may contain enough water to sustain about one million people living in the area for 400 years at ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • October Tech Tip: Metals Sorption and pH

    At the ambient pH of most aquifers many dissolved metals (Ag, Ba, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Li, Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn) are present as positively charged ions (cations). Transport of these dissolved cations is often controlled by sorption to negatively charged surfaces including sediment iron oxides (e.g., goethite, ferrihydrite, and hematite). At low pH, iron oxides take on a positive charge and sorption of metal ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Turning stormwater into drinking water

    CSIRO scientists have bottled ‘Recharge’ , pure drinking water that was once stormwater. “This is an exciting demonstration of the value of stormwater and the drinking water that can be produced from it by using a combination of natural treatment processes and engineered methods,” CSIRO’s Water for a Healthy Country Flagship Urban Water Stream Leader Dr Peter Dillon said. The water was captured ...

  • Wind power helps Texas town desalinate groundwater

    The first project in the United States to use wind power to desalinate drinking water for an inland municipality rather than a coastal town has just received a $500,000 grant from the Texas state Office of Rural Community Affairs, ORCA. The $1.075 million pilot project utilizing wind power to desalinate brackish groundwater in West Texas will be located in the small city of Seminole in Gaines ...

  • Urban frontrunners — cities and the fight against global warming

    Barcelona is becoming a leader in solar energy use, Malmö is developing a carbon neutral residential area and London is setting ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets. Cities are joining in the fight against climate change. As concentrations of human activity, Europe's cities and towns account for 69 % of the continent's energy use and thus most greenhouse gas emissions. Seen another way, ...

  • Aerobic cometabolism of tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

    Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) is a problem contaminant because of its widespread use, potential toxicity and persistence in the environment. Like other chlorinated solvents, remediation of PCE in soil and ground water has proven to be very difficult. While there has been has been widespread success under anaerobic conditions, the application of bioremediation under aerobic conditions has not been as ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Pulp and Paper Industry Facing Water Issues

    The pulp and paper (P&P) industry is one of the largest users of water in the industrial economy of the United States. It requires an average of 54 m3 of water to produce a metric ton of pulp or paper, and almost all phases of manufacturing require ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Underground oasis may boost Egypt`s development

    The Egyptian government is launching work on experimental wells in the desert following a discovery of new access points to a huge underground water oasis spanning Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan. The underwater aquifer, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Henry ‘Hank’ Baski receives NGWA’s Life Member Award

    Henry “Hank” Baski, president of Baski Inc., Englewood, Colorado, has received a Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Association for his special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry and NGWA. The award will be presented in December at the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Baski holds seven patents and continues to develop new ...

  • GAMA & GE to bring water to Northern Jordan through US$1bn pipeline

    A milestone in a strategically important new water supply that will help alleviate a severe water shortage in Jordan’s capital and surrounding area has been reached with funding of construction of a pipeline project by GAMA Energy A.S., a joint venture between GAMA Holding A.S. and GE (NYSE:GE) unit GE Energy Financial Services. The US$1 billion Disi Water Conveyance Project includes construction ...


    By General Electric

  • Moving Away From Dams for Water Storage

    With California facing more drought, it’s important to consider more efficient options like aquifer recharge California, with its huge water demand, deep and frequent droughts, and a willingness to pioneer, has often been at the forefront of water management. In California’s tradition of ambitious water projects, the bold ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • U.S. Groundwater Reserves More Limited Than Assumed

    Deep ‘fossil aquifers’ are more likely than expected to be brackish or contaminated As groundwater depletion accelerates in the United States, civilization has responded by unsustainably drilling deeper wells. Tapping deep “fossil aquifers” does offer a ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • NETL Releases Hydraulic Fracturing Study

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has released a technical report on the results of a limited field study that monitored a hydraulic fracturing operation in Greene County, PA for upward fracture growth out of the target ...


    By US Department of Energy

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