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  • NGWA hosts November conference on petroleum hydrocarbons and organic chemicals in groundwater

    The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is hosting its “Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection, and Remediation Conference” November 2-3 in Costa Mesa, California.NGWA has held this conference for more than 20 years, training groundwater professionals on how to protect groundwater from contamination, as well as how to clean up contaminated ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Organic pumping and treatment solution

    Aquatech Dewatering Company, Inc (Aquatech) was called upon to join an assembled project team on an ongoing construction contract in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to facilitate a means of addressing an urgent requirement to intercept, bypass and filter exceedingly turbid surface and storm water entering an environmentally sensitive creek. The surface and storm water from a large drainage area ...


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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • NGWREF funds research on electrochemically enhanced bioremediation of groundwater

    The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation has awarded a grant to Daqian Jiang, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota, for a research project on the bioremediation of groundwater. Jiang will receive $8,000 for his project, “Electrochemically Enhanced Bioremediation for Attenuation of Arsenic, Nitrate, and Emerging Contaminants in Groundwater,” which addresses a key ...

  • Applied Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport Modeling (VMOD2)

    Theory and Hands-on Applications using Visual MODFLOW Stockholm, Sweden (September 28-October 01, 2010) We are organizing a 4-day Visual MODFLOW* course in Stockholm, Sweden from September 28-October 01, 2010. This course is designed to present the theory behind MODFLOW 2005, MODPATH, ZoneBudget, MT3D, and WinPEST. Topics that will be covered include: Using Visual MODFLOW to ...


  • Dissolved Methane Found in Some New York Groundwater

    A recent study that looked at groundwater samples from more than 200 wells across New York State found levels of naturally-occurring methane high enough to warrant monitoring or other actions in nine percent of the water samples tested, according to U.S. Geological Survey research. While 91 percent of samples tested found no dissolved methane, or levels below the threshold that would require ...

  • Journal article evaluates methane sources in groundwater in Pennsylvania

    The findings of a new study in the journal Groundwater suggest that methane concentrations in Susquehanna County water wells in Pennsylvania can be explained without the migration of Marcellus shale gas due to hydraulic fracturing. “Testing of 1,701 water wells in northeastern Pennsylvania shows that methane is ubiquitous in groundwater, with higher concentrations observed in valleys vs. ...

  • NGWA offers Certified Groundwater Professional designation

    The National Ground Water Association is now accepting applications for its new Certified Groundwater Professional designation, which signifies that the holder has a thorough background in groundwater subjects. The new program, revamped from a previous version that started in 1986, requires both professional experience and continuing education. The following core competencies ensure that the ...

  • Ridding rice plantations of arsenic from contaminated groundwater

    Genetically engineered rice plants that resist the uptake of toxic metals could boost production and ease the shortage of this staple crop in Asia, India and Bangladesh, where irrigation with contaminated groundwater has created soils with toxic levels of arsenic. More than 80 percent of the world’s population depends on rice as a staple food, but production is dropping in the rice paddies of ...


  • Groundwater industry’s emerging leaders awarded NGWREF honors

    The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation congratulates those chosen to attend the Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference taking place November 10-12, 2014 in Reston, Virginia. The Foundation believes continuing education in leadership skills will enhance the future effectiveness of the groundwater professions and will maximize the impact of ...

  • Videos promote groundwater fields of study, careers

    With a projected shortage of 135,000 geoscientists expected to occur in the United States within the next 10 years, the National Ground Water Association is promoting two new videos spotlighting groundwater fields of study and careers to precollege and college students. A two-minute video primarily targets secondary school students interested in science and/or the outdoors. Groundwater ...

  • Experts to Address Groundwater Sustainability at National Event

    This September, the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host the 2011 GWPC Annual Forum entitled “Meeting Competing Demands with Finite Groundwater Resources.” The event will include three primary subject areas: ...

  • NGWA announces 2015 groundwater industry award winners

    The National Ground Water Association congratulates the recipients of its 2015 Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Award, and Divisional Awards, which will be presented this December during the Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former National Ground Water Association President Scott Fowler, CWD/PI, has received NGWA’s top honor as recipient of the Ross L. ...

  • NGWA opens call for abstracts for 2013 groundwater summit

    The National Ground Water Association has opened a call for abstracts for the 2013 NGWA Summit — The National and International Conference on Groundwater, which will be featuring Charles Fishman, New York Times bestselling author of The Big Thirst, as the keynote speaker. To be held in San Antonio, Texas, April 28-May 2, the annual NGWA Summit, now in its ninth year, is a highly ...

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