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  • New hydrofracturing book published by NGWA Press

    An Introduction to Water Well Hydrofracturing: A Form of Well Development and Cleaning, was recently published by the Association under its NGWA Press label. Authored by Stuart A. Smith, CGWP, and Allen E. Comeskey, CPG, the book is an update of the text Smith authored in 1989 titled Manual of Hydraulic Fracturing for Well Stimulation and Geologic Studies. The new book discusses how ...

  • 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 ...

  • Soil and Groundwater Technology Association (SAGTA) appoint new chairman and deputy chairman

    SAGTA has appointed Dr Richard Boyle of the Homes and Communities Agency as Chairman and Frank Evans of National Grid Property Holdings Ltd to the role of Deputy Chairman. Speaking of his new role, Dr Richard Boyle said, "I am delighted to take on this role with SAGTA and help maintain its position as the authoritative voice on contaminated land from the landholders perspective. Members have ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • ARCADIS Makes Case for Aggressive Site Closure at National Groundwater Association Forum

    ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, has realized significant results and gained industry-changing insights from recent implementation of an innovative, portfolio-scale fixed-price, guaranteed contracting approach to obtain No Further Action determinations for sites with historic fuel releases. ARCADIS remediation experts ...


    By Arcadis

  • ARCADIS wins Groundwater Remediation Award from National Ground Water Association

    The engineering and consulting firm ARCADIS received an Outstanding Groundwater Project Award from the National Ground Water Association for excellence in restoring contaminated groundwater. This award will be presented during the 2013 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting taking place this December in Nashville, Tennessee. The award-winning project, Protection of Public Supply Well ...

  • ARCADIS receives Groundwater Protection Award from National Ground Water Association

    The engineering, consulting, and management firm ARCADIS won an Outstanding Groundwater Project Award from the National Ground Water Association for outstanding science, engineering, and innovation in the area of protecting groundwater. The award will be presented in December at the 2013 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. This award recognizes ARCADIS’ ...

  • Valuing groundwater during National Groundwater Awareness Week

    If you value your life, you should value groundwater, the National Ground Water Association said today in recognition of National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 6-12. Quite literally, life as we know it would not be possible without groundwater. “National Groundwater Awareness Week is a time to take stock of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Nanoparticles decontaminate groundwater

    Since their invention a decade ago at Lehigh University, iron nanoparticles 1,000 times thinner than a human hair have demonstrated an unprecedented ability to clean contaminated groundwater. The palladium-coated particles have remediated more than 50 toxic waste sites in the US and other countries in 10 times faster than traditional pump-and-treat methods. Researchers at Lehigh University have ...

  • Contaminants in US groundwater

    According to a new study by the USGS, more than 20% of untreated water samples from 932 public wells across the US contained at least one contaminant at levels of potential health concern. About one-third of the US population receive their drinking water from such a system. The USGS study (Contaminants in Groundwater used for ...

  • AWWA Policy: Management of Groundwater

    The following revised AWWA Policy Statement on Management of Groundwater has been approved by the Technical and Educational Council for public comment. Comments on the policy statement will be reviewed by AWWA staff and forwarded to the Executive Committee if the comments are minor or referred back to the originating body if the comments are substantive. Policies forwarded to the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Groundwater at Expo Zaragoza

    Felipe Ortuño, a member of the Spanish Executive Committee of IAH writes to draw our attention to: A Round Table entitled: 'Groundwater and Climate Change' on 30 July 2008 from 20:15 to 22:00 in the El Faro Pavilion. Participants will be: Jesús Carrera (CSIC - Barcelona); Jorge Molinero (AIH-Spanish Group President); Felip Ortuño (Catalan Water Agency); Javier Samper (University of La Coruña); ...

  • 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. ...

  • Parsons Acquires O`Connor Associates

    Parsons is pleased to announce that it has acquired privately held O'Connor Associates, a leading environmental consultancy firm in Canada. O'Connor Associates will increase Parsons' presence in Canada and enhance our efforts in the areas of environmental site investigation and remediation. O'Connor Associates meets the environmental business needs of its customers, which include Imperial Oil, ...


    By Parsons

  • Report on Arsenic Removal from Groundwater

    Kenson Associates has recently released a report on methods for arsenic removal from groundwater. This report reviews US EPA, World Band and WHO studies of this subject and critiques the practical methods used for this purpose based upon both their advantages and disadvantages. A brief case history of an arsenic removal project conducted by Dr. Robert Kenson, Principal of Kenson Associates, is ...


  • National Groundwater Awareness Week time for groundwater professionals to shine

    Groundwater industry professionals, the world’s experts on this natural resource, have a unique opportunity to educate the public about groundwater and water well stewardship during National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2013. This year represents the 15th edition of this event sponsored by the National Ground Water Association, said NGWA Public Awareness Director Cliff ...

  • Integrating groundwater science and human wellbeing

    The thirty-sixth Congress of IAH has just drawn to a successful conclusion at Toyama in Japan. Some four hundred delegates, drawn more or less equally from within and outside Japan were warmly welcomed to the city by Takakazu Ishii, the Governor of Toyama Prefecture. After two days of technical sessions of presentations and posters in the excellently-appointed conference centre, the participants ...

  • Where would we be without groundwater?

    The 15th edition of National Groundwater Awareness Week is March 10-16, 2013, and for good reason — groundwater is one of our most important natural resources, bar none, according to the National Ground Water Association. Consider the following. An estimated 99 percent of all available freshwater in the world is groundwater. So, understanding its significance and using it wisely to meet ...

  • Successful conference on groundwater and climate change

    From 24-28 June more than 300 participants met at the Speke Hotel and Resort, Kampala to hear presentations on some of the latest science related to climate change and the potential impacts on groundwater in Africa, and to consider and debate the policy implications. Remarkably the audience and discussion panel members included several members of the Ugandan Parliament who, throughout the ...

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