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  • AUS$3.6m contribution to assist farmers with falling groundwater levels

    Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, announced a contribution of AUS$3.6 million towards assisting 55 Gippsland irrigators affected by falling groundwater levels in the Latrobe Aquifer. Senator Wong said the contribution is in line with advice from Victorian and Commonwealth officials that a package of $7.2 million is appropriate to assist irrigators to access their ...


    By Australian Government

  • USGS Confirms the Presence of Potentially Harmful Levels of Radon in New England Groundwater

    Last month, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced that a new study has identified potentially harmful levels of naturally occurring arsenic, uranium, radium, radon and manganese in some bedrock groundwater that supplies drinking water wells in New England. According to the USGS news release on the study, “The results highlight the importance of private well owners testing and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Geologists studying groundwater arsenic levels in India empower Bengali women, children

    A Kansas State University geologist and graduate student are finding that the most important tools in their fieldwork on groundwater arsenic pollution are women and children armed with pamphlets and testing kits. 'When going into a foreign land, you need the common people's help, support and understanding of the work you are doing,' said Saugata Datta, a K-State assistant professor of geology. ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Groundwater pollution in Europe: an overview

    An overview of groundwater contaminants in Europe is provided by a recent study, which calls for more integrated monitoring using a range of indicators. Groundwater contamination presents serious health and environmental concerns. A number of Directives, including the Water Framework, Groundwater, Nitrates, Industrial Emissions and Landfill Directives, together aim to protect groundwater from ...

  • UK`s MTI drives mercury monitoring in groundwater to parts per trillion levels

    Environmental monitoring specialists MTI (UK) have made a significant advancement in mercury monitoring with the new portable PDV6000plus, by announcing that the highly toxic metal can now be accurately determined down to 100 ppt (parts per trillion) in drinking and ground water.A common water pollutant, mercury is well known for its toxic effects, with young children at the greatest risk from ...

  • In-Situ® Inc. Donates Water Level Tapes to Sierra Leone to Help Protect Groundwater Sources Adjacent to Ebola Care Facilities

    In-Situ® Inc. has donated 11 groundwater level dip tapes to The Ministry of Water Resources in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is in the grip of the worst Ebola outbreak in history and the dip tapes are being used to monitor groundwater levels at wells and boreholes adjacent to Ebola Care Facilities. The tapes will then be deployed to local councils to help establish an initial national ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • New US Geological Survey information system reveals why Arizona’s groundwater levels are falling

    Where in Arizona are groundwater levels falling? Where are they stable or rising? How much has the water table changed since large-scale pumping has occurred? A new online system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is designed to answer these and other questions for the most developed ground-water areas in the State. The system uses water-level measurements from wells, collected over ...

  • Level Data Collector

    NIVUS is setting new standards in the field of groundwater level measurement. The system, consisting of data collector with integrated GPRS transmission module, measurement probe and evaluation software is designed for flexibility, quick installation, low maintenance costs and high reliability. With the Level Data Collector NIVUS guarantees the most economical solution when it ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • YSI Level Scout

    Making it easy to obtain quality data and do it right the first time YSI instruments, software, and data collection platforms are mainly focused on environmental monitoring and testing. YSI develops, manufactures and integrates instrumentation and systems for measuring and monitoring water quality, level, and flow. This covers the spectrum of outdoor water applications such as oceans, coasts, ...

  • Pennsylvania Groundwater Contaminated By Coal Ash

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, September 18, 2007 (ENS) - Disposing of coal ash in mines is contaminating water supplies throughout Pennsylvania, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Clean Air Task Force and the nonprofit, public interest law firm Earthjustice. In 10 of 15 mines examined across the state, groundwater and streams near areas where coal ash, or coal ...

  • Webinar - Environmental Isotopes in Groundwater Studies: Nitrogen Species and Reactions in Contaminated Groundwater

    Webinar overview Gain insight on the integration of nitrogen geochemistry and isotopes may be used for tracing the origin of nitrogen species and their transformations in the subsurface in this Webinar, which is a part of the Environmental Isotopes in Groundwater Studies Webinar series*. Nitrogen represents one of the most ubiquitous and challenging contaminants in ...

  • New guidance for groundwater site characterization

    Synopsis: Environmental practitioners are often constrained by rigorous time and monetary constraints, which can lead to the collection of limited data sets and decisions made based on an inadequate understanding of site conditions. To facilitate effective site assessments in British Columbia, the BC Ministry of Environment recently released a new guidance document, "Technical Guidance #8", for ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Groundwater lessons learned at region of waterloo

    The Region of Waterloo relies on a network of over 100 supply wells for the bulk of the Region’s municipal water supply.  The Region has long conducted monitoring of supply wells and monitoring wells to support sustainable water taking from a variety of local aquifers.  Recently, the considerable monitoring data collected by the Region was a key resource in completing early ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • New map of global groundwater depths

    Despite groundwater’s importance to ecosystems, little is known about its global distribution. Researchers have now developed a model to map groundwater, revealing that ecosystems covering 22-32% of the Earth’s surface rely on this important resource. Groundwater is vital for many ecosystems, providing crucial support to plants and animals, especially during droughts. ...

  • Monitoring groundwater, vapor & soil gas

    Monitoring shallow groundwater, vapor and soil gas up to 25 ft. below surface is simplified using Drive-Point Piezometer technology. There are three drive point piezometer tip options; where an airtight connection is most desirable, the 615C has a compression fitting for 1/4" ID tubing, ideal for ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Shell fined for polluting UK groundwater

    Shell UK Oil Products Ltd has been fined GBP 18000 by Grimsby Magistrates’ Court for polluting the groundwaters close to its Toothill Petrol Filling Station at Yarborough Road, Grimsby. The cost of cleaning up the underground contamination, which has been paid by Shell to Anglian Water, is estimated to be about GBP 5 million, the court was told on Wednesday (25 June 2008). The company ...

  • Determining the good status of groundwater in the EU

    Groundwater standards in Member States are to be established by the end of 2008, according to the European Union's new Groundwater Directive. Recent research has developed a new method to determine the chemical status of groundwater which is applicable across the EU. This procedure has been assessed by testing the quality of the groundwater of the Upper Rhine Valley in Germany, Switzerland and ...

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