groundwater management News

  • 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 ...

  • 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 management talk at Solinst Symposium

    Groundwater resource management in Ontario has evolved from the establishment of water well record submissions from the Ontario Department of Mines in the 1940’s to the on-going watershed studies under the Source Water Protection. Christopher Munro and Heather Brodie-Brown, hydrogeologists from the Ontario Ministry of Environment, will give their perspective of the history, current status, ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Celebrating Innovative Groundwater Management: Fifty Years of Groundwater Recharge with Recycled Water

    The following is being released by Water Replenishment District of Southern California: WHAT: Celebrating Innovative Groundwater Management: Fifty Years of Groundwater Recharge with Recycled Water. This event will mark the fiftieth anniversary of replenishing the region's groundwater basin (water ...

  • AUD 7.5m boost to Australia’s groundwater management

    Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, this week announced funding of almost AUD 7.5 million from the National Groundwater Action Plan for three new projects to improve groundwater management in Australia.  “In a time of continuing drought and climate change, it’s vital that we improve our knowledge of Australia’s precious groundwater resources so that we can manage it ...


    By Australian Government

  • Groundwater experts meet to tackle future management challenges

    The Parliamentary Secretary for Water, the Hon. Dr Mike Kelly AM MP, has opened the National Water Commission's inaugural national Groundwater Forum, which has brought together 120 of Australia's leading groundwater experts to discuss the challenges in managing the nation's groundwater and the associated reform actions agreed under the National Water Initiative. Dr Kelly said, 'Groundwater is a ...


    By Australian Government

  • AUS$1.3m to improve groundwater management in regional Australia

    Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, has announced $1.3 million to better manage groundwater supplies from aquifers. Senator Wong made the announcement during a trip to Bourke on the last day of a three-day tour of the northern Murray-Darling Basin. 'Groundwater accounts for more than 30 per cent of our total water consumption - yet it is a finite resource which is only ...


    By Australian Government

  • Groundwater resource management in Ontario; past, present and future.

    Groundwater resource management in Ontario has evolved from the establishment of water well record submissions from the Ontario Department of Mines in the 1940’s to the on-going watershed studies under the Source Water Protection. Christopher Munro and Heather Brodie-Brown, hydrogeologists from the Ontario Ministry of Environment, will give their perspective of the history, current status, ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Australian government invests AUS$8m in groundwater management

    The Rudd Government will provide $8.4 million for six new projects to improve groundwater management across Australia. Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, said funding for the six projects comes from the National Water Commission's $82 million National Groundwater Action Plan. The National Groundwater Action Plan aims to build knowledge and understanding of groundwater and ...


    By Australian Government

  • ACWA Issues Recommendations for Improving Groundwater Management in California

    ACWA today issued a suite of far-reaching recommendations for improving management of groundwater basins throughout California amid growing concerns about potentially unsustainable declines in groundwater levels and degraded water quality in some basins of the state.   The  ...

  • Victorian Groundwater Management System Direct Input to ESdat

    The Victorian groundwater management system (GMS) is a database of groundwater related data (for example groundwater, geology or chemistry data) across Victoria that is delivered quarterly by DVD from the Department of Sustainability and Environment to registered subscribers. The delivery of data from this system is often in a format that is time-consuming to extract, filter and output as useful ...

  • Groundwater data management subject of NGWA Webinar

    The National Ground Water Association is offering the Webinar, “Life Cycle of Groundwater Data: From Field to Lab to Electronic Data Deliverable to Report,” on February 16 at 1 p.m. ET.   The Webinar will be presented by Peter de Haven, PE, and Jamey Rosen, PG, Geosyntec Consultants.   Robust data management is central to the success of most environmental projects. ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • High quality groundwater sampling

    Representative Samples A project manager’s goal for groundwater sampling is to collect samples that are representative of actual in-situ conditions, and to maintain sample integrity by minimizing the changes in sample quality and chemistry during collection. Sampling has evolved from earlier techniques of bailing and high rate pumping, to techniques of minimal drawdown and low flow ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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