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  • 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

  • Scientists develop improved groundwater forecasting model

    Scientists in India have developed a more efficient computing model to predict monthly changes in groundwater, which is depleted in many areas of developing countries because of damaged soils and poor irrigation practices. A team of scientists based in India's four southern states used the concept of an 'artificial neural network' (ANN), a computing technique that mimics the way millions of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Existing and newly developed tools to assess groundwater shared at NGWA Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater Conference

    The NGWA Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater Conference was co-located with the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) March 20-21 in Denver, Colorado, where presentations shared the enhancements to existing tools and methods used to locate and assess groundwater resources as well as newly developed techniques. Several presentations focused ...

  • Grant applications sought for groundwater projects, education, and training in developing nations

    Applications for groundwater supply projects in developing nations and/or education and training programs will be accepted April 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013 by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation. The NGWREF Board of Directors has approved $30,000 for the grants. Information including grant application guidelines and criteria can be obtained by ...

  • Grant applications sought on groundwater research, developing nation projects and programs

    The National Groundwater Research and Educational Foundation is seeking grant applications for groundwater research as well as water supply projects and educational programs in developing nations. The NGWREF Board of Directors has approved $15,000 for the research ...

  • Groundwater Atlas for pesticides

    The recently published Groundwater Atlas for pesticides provides an overview of where and when pesticides have been found in groundwater. The results can be used to improve water quality in the Netherlands. The data will be used by the Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) to monitor groundwater quality. The Groundwater Atlas was developed between 2015 and ...

  • A New Framework for Groundwater Management

    Today, ACWA released a new policy framework that calls on local water agencies throughout the state to implement groundwater management plans and strategies to meet sustainability objectives. The policy reasserted the importance of local agencies in managing groundwater and recommends 4 specific goals: 1) Local water agencies should implement groundwater management plans to meet sustainability ...

  • 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 ...


  • Regional scale groundwater understanding

    South-central Ontario, and specifically the Oak Ridges Moraine area, has been the focus of considerable investigation relating to groundwater over the past few decades.  The importance of the collection, management and utilization of various integrated datasets (e.g. climate, streamflow, groundwater) in the development, application and refinement of conceptual and numerical groundwater flow ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • Groundwater evaluation platform

    SuperGeo Technologies has developed a data platform for groundwater recharge areas in order to evaluate the recharge potential. The platform is able to assist researchers in delimiting groundwater recharge areas and also in determining parameters such as recharge rate, pumping rate, flow rate and recharge potential. Water resource protection is one of the most important policies in Taiwan. ...


    By SuperGeo Technologies

  • 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 ...

  • Ecosurvey® circular groundwater remediation

    Contaminated area for requalification stopped for over 13 years due excessive remediation costs: fuel depot near Bologna. Ecosurvey® has been appointed to review the case of the 13 years dismissed industrial site abandoned due to excessive remediations costs: it proposed a solution of Green Remediation with low environmental impact: ...


    By ECOSURVEY®

  • How vulnerable is our groundwater?

    When water travels through soil and bedrock to the water table, it carries minerals, nutrients or chemicals from the surface with it. Environmental research is increasingly concerned with preferential flow, or the movement of water through pores and cracks at a faster rate and bypassing most of the surrounding material, either soil or fractured rock. A special section on preferential flow ...

  • Coordinated groundwater recharge needed

    The massive rains over California last month are not just a blessing but also a curse: a curse because the intensity of rain causes serious problems with flooding, erosion and landslides. Every watershed in California should therefore have a coordinated program to intentionally capture flood flows and recharge groundwater aquifers. Extreme weather is one reason so much reservoir storage has been ...


  • UAE groundwater depletion

    Groundwater in the UAE is fast depleting because of prolonged draught conditions. About 80,000 wells including 13,000 in Abu Dhabi and 12,000 in Sharjah are at the risk of depletion and comprise high salinity, according to a scientific study conducted by the UAE University. About 40% of wells in Fujairah and other Eastern Region are also affected, reported 'Al Ittihad' newspaper. Dr Saif Al ...


  • Kenya homes in on emergency groundwater supplies

    A project that will map groundwater resources in part of the drought-prone Horn of Africa region was launched in Nairobi, Kenya, last week (22 May). It will use remote sensing technology to explore underground ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Subcommittee on Groundwater permitted to resume activities

    Following a review by the Department of Interior, the Advisory Committee on Water Information’s Subcommittee on Groundwater (SOGW) is resuming operations this month. The subcommittee’s activities were put on hold in the spring so a review of the group’s activities could be undergone by the new administration. While the review is ongoing, SOGW is permitted to proceed with ...

  • 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 ...

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