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  • Urban trees enhance water infiltration

    Global land use patterns and increasing pressures on water resources demand creative urban stormwater management. Traditional stormwater management focuses on regulating the flow of runoff to waterways, but generally does little to restore the hydrologic cycle disrupted by extensive pavement and compacted urban soils with low permeability. The lack of infiltration opportunities affects ...

  • 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

  • Treatment of abstracted groundwater

    Since abstracted groundwater can consist of a complex mixture of river bank filtrate and polder water, which have different origins and compositions, its treatment is challenging . An article in Drinking Water Engineering and Science discusses the effect of the properties of this mixture on the production of drinking water. In the Netherlands, over 60% of ...


  • Hot microbes cause groundwater cleanup rethink

    While investigating ways of cleaning up groundwater contamination, scientists examined how microbes break down contaminants under the soil’s surface and found that subsurface temperatures associated with microbial degradation can become too hot for the microbes to grow and consume the groundwater contaminants. This can slow down the clean up of the groundwater and even continue the spread of ...

  • Groundwater Cleanup to Begin at Smalley-Piper Superfund Site in Collierville, TN

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that construction of a groundwater treatment system will soon begin at the Smalley-Piper Superfund Site located at 719 Piper Street in Collierville, TN. Land clearing and other site preparation activities are currently underway. The treatment plant building will be constructed during December followed by the installation of the ...

  • Scientists Assess 100 years of Los Angeles Groundwater Replenishment

    A new study offers the most sophisticated analyses to date on how Los Angeles-area groundwater supplies are replenished. The analyses provide water managers with a clearer understanding of the sources and amount of available groundwater in the region – information that is important for planning and management of the vital resource. A new study offers the most sophisticated analyses to ...

  • EScIS present Groundwater and surface water data management at Rosebery Mine, Tasmania

    Tom Wilson, senior implementation manager at Earth Science Information Systems, presented Groundwater and surface water data management at Rosebery Mine, Tasmania in May 2015 at the AIG Hydrogeology in Mining conference.  The Conference aims included providing information exchange and awareness raising among the South Australian mining and hydrogeology communities. The ...

  • Major beverage company`s inaction over groundwater contamination - report

    Pepsicola India Holdings' bottling plant in Kerala is extracting excess groundwater and has also run into complaints of groundwater contamination, according to a study done by Kerala's State Groundwater Department some months ago. The study has traced toxic chemicals in the water samples from the company site, and has asked the State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to take immediate measures to ...


    By India Together

  • Texaco Begins Soil Cleanup, Additional Groundwater Work at Ventura County Superfund Site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that work will begin this week to address soil contamination at the Pacific Pipeline Superfund Site located in Fillmore, CA. Additional groundwater work will begin in early 2014. This work, estimated to cost more than $8 million, is part of a recent settlement with Texaco Inc., a Chevron subsidiary. Texaco, under EPA’s ...

  • EPA seeking public input on proposed groundwater cleanup action at camp edwards site (MA)

    A 30-day public comment period begins Monday July 19, 2010 for a Remedy Selection Plan that outlines the proposed alternative for addressing groundwater contamination at the J-1 Range on the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR). The public comment period runs through August 17. This comment period provides an opportunity for public input on the Remedy Selection Plan for the J-1 Range. The ...

  • Texaco Begins Soil Cleanup, Additional Groundwater Work at Ventura County Superfund Site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that work will begin this week to address soil contamination at the Pacific Pipeline Superfund Site located in Fillmore, CA. Additional groundwater work will begin in early 2014. This work, estimated to cost more than $8 million, is part of a recent settlement with Texaco Inc., a Chevron subsidiary. Texaco, under EPA’s supervision, will ...

  • NGWA offers short course, `Artificial Recharge of Ground Water`

    The short course, “Artificial Recharge of Ground Water,” is being offered September 22-23 in Baltimore, Maryland, by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). The course will cover well recharge types, objectives, sources of water, and wellhead and wellfield designs. It also will examine aquifer storage recovery (ASR) systems in aquifers with either freshwater or impaired groundwater. ...

  • Soil Cleanup to Begin at Smalley-Piper Superfund Site in Collierville, TN

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that soil cleanup at the Smalley-Piper Superfund Site in Collierville, TN is scheduled to start May 30, 2012. The soil cleanup is expected to be completed by August 2012. The cleanup is being funded by the EPA. Black & Veatch, an EPA contractor, will manage the cleanup performed by a team of subcontractors. EPA and the Tennessee ...

  • ExxonMobil addresses stormwater at everett terminal – better water quality in mystic and island end rivers will result

    EPA and MassDEP have issued a modification to ExxonMobil’s stormwater discharge permit to the Island End River, a tributary to the Mystic River. The permit modification incorporates the substantial improvements that ExxonMobil has made to the stormwater management system at its Everett Terminal, working in accordance with a 2009 memorandum of understanding between EPA Region 1 and ...

  • Dr. Daniel B. Stephens recognized for contributions to NGWA

    Daniel B. Stephens, Ph.D., PG, PHg, founder and principal hydrologist, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates Inc., has received the 2016 Keith E. Anderson Award for outstanding contributions to the National Ground Water Association. “Throughout the last 42 years, Dan has served with energy and dedication, bringing forth his extensive hydrologic and geological experience, as well as ...

  • Adventus Announces 1st European Deployment of EHC-OTM Remediation Biotechnology

    Patented oxygen-releasing compound seen in The Netherlands to offer best overall cost, performance and reliability WATERLOO, Ontario (July 6, 2006) – The Adventus Group announces the selection of their proprietary EHC-OÔ product by a consortium of Dutch remediation engineering and consulting firms. It was used at two industrial sites to clean up high levels of petroleum volatile ...


  • Flooded water wells require care before using again

    After a flood, the owners of household water wells should take precautions to make sure the water is safe to drink and the wells are in good operating condition, according to the National Ground Water Association. During a flooding event, contaminated water may have topped and infiltrated the well, carrying with it bacteria, chemicals, or other pollutants, said Cliff Treyens, NGWA public ...

  • Abandoned water wells can present risks

    Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their property as they can present threats to both people and animals, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Abandoned wells can be a physical danger to people and animals who may fall into them, but an even greater threat may be the pathway that an abandoned well provides for surface ...

  • Household water well owners should inform themselves about flood threats

    There are certain things household water well owners should know during this flood season about how to protect their wells and their water quality, the National Ground Water Association said today. Flooding by surface water can threaten groundwater quality and the condition of a well system. The vulnerability of a well can vary depending on the area in which one’s property is located or ...

  • Arid West can help meet its water needs while reducing energy use

    Implementing rainwater capture and infiltration techniques through “low impact development” at new and redeveloped residential and commercial properties in California and the West can generate billions of gallons of water supplies annually, reduce energy use and global warming pollution, and provide an effective and much-needed way to adapt to the impacts of climate change, according to a report ...

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