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  • 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. ...

  • Drinking recycled water?

    The Australian Government National Water Commission funded a study to establish an approach to assess the quality of water treated using managed aquifer recharge. Researchers at Australia’s CSIRO Land and Water set out to determine if the en product would meet standard drinking water guidelines. At the Parafield Aquifer Storage, Transfer and Recovery research project in South Australia, the ...

  • City of Phoenix wins Groundwater Supply Award from National Ground Water Association

    The City of Phoenix, Arizona, has received an Outstanding Groundwater Project Award from the National Ground Water Association for innovation and excellence in bolstering the city’s groundwater supply. This award will be presented during the 2013 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting taking place in Nashville, Tennessee. Based on the City of Phoenix’s 2010 groundwater management ...

  • 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

  • Butler drive water reclamation facility earns second national project-of-the-year award

    WateReuse Association and APWA awards honor Arizona project’s contribution to sustainable water management  The Butler Drive Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) in Peoria, Ariz., recently claimed its second national project-of-the-year award when the WateReuse Association gave the innovative facility its top project award in the large-project category. The association’s annual awards ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • 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

  • Rainwater harvesting tanks: benefits Of horizontal storage

    Horizontal Rainwater Harvesting Tanks as such as The Original Rainwater Pillow are an economical solution to use wasted spaces for rainwater storage. Rainwater Collection To harvest rain water is the best way to save water for future generations and money, you would normally spend for city water. Rainwater provides on-site storm water retention and aquifer recharge. If there ...


    By GEI Works, Inc.

  • Clean Water Act Applies to Groundwater

    Some are calling it “the clean water case of the century.” It arose over a sewage treatment plant on Maui, in the Hawaiian Islands, that was disposing of 4 million gallons of partially treated sewage into the groundwater wells half a mile from the beach. A large percentage of the pollution found its way into the Pacific. The discharge certainly sparked controversy, but was it illegal? ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • World’s Largest Indirect Potable Reuse Facility Set to Expand

    The Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS), located in Orange County, California, USA, provides purified recycled water for aquifer recharge and for injection into area aquifers to prevent seawater intrusion. The GWRS is a joint project between the Orange County Water District (OCWD) and the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD). It is the largest indirect potable reuse project of its kind in ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Peoria Butler Drive Water Reclamation Facility project honored as public works project of the year

    The Peoria Butler Drive Water Reclamation Facility project was recently named a Public Works Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association (APWA). The City of Peoria, Ariz., managing agency, along with primary contractor Sundt Construction, Inc. and primary consultant Black & Veatch Corporation, will be presented with the award during APWA’s International Public Works Congress ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • NGWA science and technology director responds to Wall Street Journal

    In a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, NGWA Director of Science and Technology William "Bill" M. Alley, Ph.D., responded to an editorial, “California’s ...

  • Call for abstracts for NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater

    The call for abstracts is now open for the NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater that is taking place in March 2017. Abstracts are being sought for the NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater in the following two tracks and are due October 31, 2016. Track 1 — Applications of Hydrogeophysics to Groundwater Characterization, ...

  • Climate change to hit Saudi`s agriculture, water

    Scientists in Saudi Arabia say that by the end of 2050 parts of the country will be hotter and have reduced precipitation, which could affect agricultural productivity. The work was published in February's issue of the Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering. [1] It predicts that average temperatures in Saudi Arabia could increase by as much as four degrees Celsius, increasing agricultural ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The Water Footprint of the California Almond

    Almonds are an agricultural success story for California, but can their cultivation be sustained as the state enters a new drought? As California heads into another drought and a future that by all estimates will see even less precipitation and more human demand for water, every drop is important. From taking showers measured in ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • More than one third of soils studied in southwest England are highly degraded

    An extensive field investigation discovered that 38% of soils in southwest England show signs of enhanced surface water runoff due to soil degradation. The study also revealed which types of fields and soils are linked to the most or least degradation. Damage to soil causes water runoff across the landscape instead of being infiltrated properly by the soil. Poor land management is known to cause ...

  • Commission on Transboundary Aquifers – update and call for participation

    Some news just in from IAH’s Commission on Transboundary Aquifers, who will be organising a workshop on 22nd Sept 2019 in Malaga, Spain, as a pre-conference event, ahead of the IAH 46th Congress. This workshop will take stock of the whole question of “transboundary aquifers” that has evolved in the past twenty years, since the launch of the IAH Commission. The aim of the ...

  • Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton will auctioneer the largest effluent water auction in the United States

    Prescott Valley, Ariz. – Contributing to the market development of reused water, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton will moderate the Town of Prescott Valley’s Effluent Water Auction, Nov. 1-3, in the Town Chambers of Prescott Valley, Ariz. The auction for 2,724 acre feet of effluent water* will be the largest water auction and first large-scale sale of effluent water in the ...


    By WestWater Research

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