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    Natural Flood Management and the role of environmental monitoring

    Flooding is a natural process, but it can cause heavy economic loss and endangers lives.  Flood risk is expected to increase with climate change and increased urbanisation, so a heavy responsibility lies with those that allocate funding and formulate flood management strategy. In the following article, Nigel Grimsley from OTT Hydromet in the UK explains how the success of such plans (both ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • 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.

  • WRD Hosts 7th Annual Groundwater Quality Workshop

    The Water Replenishment District (WRD) today hosted its 7th Annual Groundwater Quality Workshop, featuring water quality experts from WRD and other agencies speaking on various topics of interest to engineers, water system operators and others who manage or operate public water systems.  With about ...

  • AUS$876,000 to help protect New South Wales groundwater quality

    Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, today announced $876,000 in funding to improve management of groundwater quality in highly-developed aquifers in New South Wales. Senator Wong made the announcement during a visit to Dubbo on the second day of a three-day tour of the northern Murray-Darling Basin. “As a result of drought and climate change, surface water in some parts of ...


    By Australian Government

  • High quality groundwater sampling explained

    The Solinst Technical Bulletin on High Quality Groundwater Sampling explains how to obtain representative groundwater samples using Solinst Bladder Pumps, 464 Electronic Pump Control Units and our 12 Volt Compressor. Solinst Bladder Pumps are designed for sampling in a variety of applications and are ideal for obtaining VOC samples. This bulletin describes where it is best to use stainless steel ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Unconventional Oil and Gas Production Not Currently Affecting Drinking Water Quality

    A new U.S. Geological Survey study shows that unconventional oil and gas production in some areas of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas is not currently a significant source of methane or benzene to drinking water wells. These production areas include the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville shale formations, which are some of the largest sources ...

  • BRIDGE provides thresholds for EU Water Framework Directive

    The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) defines chemical status objectives for groundwater and related monitoring obligations but does not yet provide criteria to assess chemical status compliance. Now researchers from EU project BRIDGE (Background Criteria for the Identification of Groundwater Thresholds) have investigated 14 representative bodies of groundwater and developed thresholds that can ...

  • Special issue of Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation focuses on agricultural impacts to groundwater quality

    The National Ground Water Association’s technical journal,Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation®, has published a special issue focusing on the monitoring and remediation of agricultural impacts to groundwater quality. Agricultural land use represents the largest nonpoint source threat to groundwater quality on a global scale. As a result of decades of fertilizer application and ...

  • Groundwater Monitoring Conference, Anaheim, CA February 25-26, 2009

    The conference, Groundwater Monitoring: Design, Analysis, Communication, and Integration with Decision Making, will be held February 25-26, 2009 in Anaheim, California. Groundwater is a major component of the Nation’s water supply, and groundwater monitoring is an essential tool for characterizing and managing this vital resource. The goal of this conference, organized by the Groundwater ...

  • China to improve its groundwater

    China aims to improve its overall groundwater quality and restore ecosystem functions at a basic level by 2035, according to an official plan issued on Monday. The plan was unveiled by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment and four other ministries, including the Natural Resources, Water Resources, Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Housing and Urban-Rural Development ministries. The goal will ...

  • Groundwater Awareness Week in the US - March 9-15

    'Time to schedule your annual water well checkup!' Just as you check your furnace or smoke detector batteries seasonally, spring is a good season to have an annual water well check-up before the peak water use season begins, according to the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and The Groundwater Foundation. Why is it a good idea to have my water well checked annually? An annual checkup by a ...


    By The Groundwater Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • Thailand: Implementing The New Soil & Groundwater Contamination Assessment Regulation

    The Ministry of Industry, Thailand, enacted the “Ministerial Regulation on Soil and Groundwater Contamination Control in the Factory Area” in April 2016. Under the Regulation certain factories and industrial operations (prescribed operations) are required to conduct soil and groundwater contamination surveys at their facilities on a regular basis and submit a report of the findings in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Guidelines help water well owners address water quality problems

    The keys to addressing well water quality problems are to determine what the problem is, whether it is preventable, and, if not, how to treat it effectively, the National Ground Water Association said today. NGWA Public Awareness Director Cliff Treyens said there are basic steps well owners can follow to take the mystery out of solving water quality issues. “The answer to water quality ...

  • New web site helps Wisconsin plan for safe drinking water

    Wisconsin relies heavily on its groundwater—97 percent of communities in the state and nearly 1 million additional residents with private wells use groundwater for their daily needs. A new web site provides easy access to information about Wisconsin's groundwater to assist local governments in protecting this vital resource and to help owners of private wells tap into safe drinking water ...

  • A Resource for Environmental Guidelines and Standards

    ESdat environmental software have compiled a free resource of environmental guidelines and standards for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, United Kingdom and Malaysia. They can be opened in Excel, reviewed, and imported directly into ESdat. Users can also compile their own using these as a guide. The online environmental standards provide professionals with links to the publishers, ...

  • WRD`s Groundwater Monitoring Keeps Safe Water Flowing in the City of Bell

    The Water Replenishment District of Southern California's (WRD) groundwater monitoring well in the City of Bell across from the Bell Community Center, continues to ensure groundwater safety for Bell residents. In 2009, WRD worked with Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard to secure over $400,000 in federal funds for this ...

  • Find all the latest environmental standards

    Find all the latest environmental standards and guidelines in one handy place. Visit our free resource. Including: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, UK, and Malaysia. ESdat environmental software have compiled a free resource of environmental guidelines and standards for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, United Kingdom and Malaysia. They can be opened in Excel, reviewed, ...

  • Third of Irish rivers and streams polluted, new study reveals

    The latest report on water quality in Ireland to be released by the EPA, Water Quality in Ireland 2004 – 2006, assesses the quality of  lakes, rivers, canals, coastal areas and groundwater and presents a detailed picture of the quality of Irish waters.  This comprehensive review deals with the conditions in some 13,240 km of river and stream channel (1,151 rivers), 449 lakes, 69 ...

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