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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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • EPA Designates Mahomet Aquifer as `Sole Source` of Drinking Water in East-Central Illinois

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a decision to designate a portion of the Mahomet Aquifer system as a sole source aquifer. More than half of the population in east-central Illinois relies on the Mahomet Aquifer system as a source of drinking water. The Safe Drinking Water Act gives EPA authority to designate all or part of an aquifer as a "sole source" if contamination of ...

  • EPA orders Dona Ana county and Las Cruces to clean drinking water aquifer

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued an order to Doña Ana County and the City of Las Cruces to clean a contaminated ground water aquifer under the city. The aquifer has been used by the City of Las Cruces for drinking water and poses an imminent and substantial danger to anyone who drinks from it. The city and county will be required to build a system that will ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • GAF AG to conclude AQUIFER project on African transboundary water management supported by Earth observation

    GAF AG, an internationally active geo-information technology company located in Munich, Germany, today announces the upcoming completion of the AQUIFER project. The final workshop will take place in Tunis at the beginning of September 2007. AQUIFER is one of the demonstrator projects of ESA's 'Earth observation for Integrated Water Resources Management in Africa' initiative, known as TIGER and ...


    By GAF AG

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • USGS Releases First Tool Since 1980s Assessing Water Availability in Northern High Plains Aquifer

    A new U.S. Geological Survey publication and model can be applied by multiple entities to better understand flow, quantity, sources and sinks of groundwater in the Northern High Plains Aquifer, which covers approximately 100,000 square miles across Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. “An ...

  • Advances in aquifer testing and data collection subject of NGWA Webinar

    As part of the 2009 Webinar series offered by the National Ground Water Association, In-Situ Inc.’s Shao-Chih “Ted” Way will present “Pump/Yield Testing Design and Transducer Data Collection” at 11 a.m. ET on April 7.With advances in sensor and software technology, aquifer tests can now be conducted with greater speed and accuracy, and provide more reliable data—all at a lower cost. These ...

  • U.S. EPA Seeks Public Comment on Mahomet Aquifer Designation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed approval of a petition to designate a portion of the Mahomet Aquifer system in east-central Illinois as a sole source aquifer. EPA’s public comment period on the proposed designation begins March 13 and closes June 12, 2014. The Safe Drinking Water Act gives EPA authority to designate an aquifer as a sole or principal source of ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • The future of water

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced the publication of The Future of Water: A Startling Look Ahead. As sweeping and transformational changes are heading our way in the not-too-distant future, this ground-breaking book takes a serious look at how the world will soon value water, use water and access water. Using his extensive experience in the waterindustry, first author ...


    By Bekaert Group

  • 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 ...

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