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    The importance of groundwater monitoring

    Groundwater monitoring is an essential element in any environmental information system. Based upon validated groundwater monitoring data, information is derived on which decisions can be made. Constant monitoring provides the necessary data input for your smart environment and is basically the basis of the decision making process concerning spatial planning and climate change adaptation. As in ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • NGWA publishes best practices for groundwater professionals on aquifer storage and recovery

    A new set of best suggested practices (BSPs) for groundwater professionals involved in aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) projects has been approved by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). First conceptualized in 2010, NGWA’s Best Suggested Practices for Aquifer Storage and Recovery has been developed through consensus of industry professionals with day-to-day experience in ASR ...

  • Potential of hydraulic fracturing fluids escaping to aquifers subject of new paper in Groundwater

    A recently published scientific paper offers a numerical study of the potential for fluids related to hydraulic fracturing to escape into usable aquifers via nearby abandoned wells. The article was published in National Ground Water Association’s flagship technical journal, Groundwater®. Titled “Influence of Hydraulic Fracturing on Overlying Aquifers in the Presence of Leaky ...

  • Aquifer tests, environmental forensics, and groundwater modeling subjects of June NGWA short courses

    Ground water industry professionals have the opportunity to increase their knowledge with three National Ground Water Association short courses taking place this June.'Analysis and Design of Aquifer Tests Including Slug Tests and Fracture Flow,' taking place June 8-10 in Dublin, Ohio, presents the theory of various methods for aquifer testing and analysis in a variety of settings, as well as ...

  • Harnessing the benefits of groundwater

    This policy brief, published by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), explores the role of groundwater storage in providing communities with wider access to water in the face of climate change. The use of groundwater for domestic water and irrigation has already lifted millions of small farmers out of poverty. But, for many regions, including the world's biggest groundwater user, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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

  • Aquifer ph and enhanced reductive dechlorination

    The recent Battelle Memorial Institute symposium on bioremediation1 in Baltimore, MD featured a focused session of platform presentations on the timely topic of Bioremediation in Low-pH Aquifers. Throughout the session we heard a variety of case studies and viewpoints, with the primary focus of the session being biological reductive dechlorination of chlorinated ethenes (PCE, TCE, DCE and VC) in ...


    By Regenesis

  • Runoff research promotes healthier aquifers

    Where rain falls can influence the quality of surface water before it enters underground reservoirs, some of which provide water that eventually comes out of our taps. That's one conclusion from a collaborative study by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of Arizona (UA). The ARS and UA scientists are investigating how urban landscapes influence storm runoff and water ...

  • Abu Dhabi looks into stormwater aquifer recharge

    The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is investigating the possibility of using stormwater runoff to inject water into coastal aquifers, while at the same time countering the risks of flooding in the city. The municipality is in talks with the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) over the issue, with the city’s drainage collection network set for major investment and expansion this year. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Technical Announcement: Bacteria No Match for Deep Floridan Aquifer

    A first of its kind study has the potential to impact future regulatory decisions on disinfection practices for water prior to its recharge or following its storage in the Floridan Aquifer. The U.S Geological Survey report found that coliform bacteria die off faster in a regional aquifer system ...

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • West Bank aquifer endangered by untreated sewage

    An important water source for both Israelis and Palestinians is in danger due to pollution from sewage, a new Israeli governmental report stated. About 2.8 million people, including Palestinians and Israeli settlers, live in the West Bank, but 'due to conflicts and economic problems, the effluents of more than two million people do not go through efficient pollution treatment', the report by the ...


    By IRIN Association

  • 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

  • Protecting and Managing Groundwater for the Future

    Groundwater scientists and industry professionals will be exploring various groundwater issues affecting Ohio and surrounding areas on June 19, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Ohio Groundwater Forum. While this forum will focus on those groundwater issues of most critical concern to those industry professionals working in Ohio, all who are concerned about, or doing research related to, the ...

  • High resolution multi-level monitoring for bedrock aquifers

    This presentation describes a comprehensive approach for determining the nature, extent, transport and fate of contaminants at industrial sites on fractured rock, with emphasis on sedimentary rock, referred to as the Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) approach. Development of this DFN approach began at a sandstone site in California in 1997, where the initial version of a method for measuring ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Groundwater pollution in Europe: an overview

    An overview of groundwater contaminants in Europe is provided by a recent study, which calls for more integrated monitoring using a range of indicators. Groundwater contamination presents serious health and environmental concerns. A number of Directives, including the Water Framework, Groundwater, Nitrates, Industrial Emissions and Landfill Directives, together aim to protect groundwater from ...

  • Pesticide pollution slow to reach groundwater

    Underground water aquifers are a significant source of drinking water. In a recent study, French researchers found that pesticides applied to crops can take many years to sink down through the ground and reach groundwater. This means that they may still be entering aquifers, even after agricultural application has stopped. Groundwater is found underground in absorbent layers of rock. ...

  • UNESCO publishes first world map of underground transboundary aquifers

    UNESCO is publishing the first-ever world map of shared aquifers to coincide with the submission to the General Assembly of the United Nations on 27 October of a draft Convention on Transboundary Aquifers. Almost 96% of the planet’s freshwater resources are to be found in underground aquifers, most of which straddle national boundaries. Despite its strategic importance, no global inventory of ...


    By UNESCO

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