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  • Coordinated groundwater recharge needed

    The massive rains over California last month are not just a blessing but also a curse: a curse because the intensity of rain causes serious problems with flooding, erosion and landslides. Every watershed in California should therefore have a coordinated program to intentionally capture flood flows and recharge groundwater aquifers. Extreme weather is one reason so much reservoir storage has been ...

  • USGS Groundwater Model: New Tool for Communities in Northern and Central Arizona

    A new groundwater model of the interconnected aquifers in central and northern Arizona was released today by the U.S. Geological Survey, following a multi-year development effort that involved the Arizona Department of Water Resources and regional cooperators.  The computer model, known as the “Northern Arizona Regional Groundwater-Flow Model,” simulates how recharge from ...

  • Climate change could affect groundwater recharge, scientists say

    (AXcess News) Washington - Elevated levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth's atmosphere could seriously impact air, weather and vegetation. Now a scientist with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is taking a closer look at what could happen underground. If atmospheric CO2 levels double within this century, as many climate models predict, some areas could experience large increases in ...


    By Axcess News

  • 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. ...

  • Groundwater evaluation platform

    SuperGeo Technologies has developed a data platform for groundwater recharge areas in order to evaluate the recharge potential. The platform is able to assist researchers in delimiting groundwater recharge areas and also in determining parameters such as recharge rate, pumping rate, flow rate and recharge potential. Water resource protection is one of the most important policies in Taiwan. ...


    By SuperGeo Technologies

  • Regional groundwater modeling

    Advanced Regional Groundwater Modeling Software SoilVision Systems Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of regional groundwater modeling capabilities to SVFlux as well as our complementary 3D products.     The Finite Element Code Advantage Finite element code allows modeling of more complex geometries and boundaries than with ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • Pesticides persist in groundwater, say SSSA

    Numerous studies over the past four decades have established that pesticides, which are typically applied at the land surface, can move downward through the unsaturated zone to reach the water table at detectable concentrations. The downward movement of pesticide degradation products, formed in situ, can also contribute to the contamination of ground water. Once in ground water, pesticides and ...

  • Groundwater threat to rivers worse than suspected

    In an address to the Groundwater 2010 Conference in Canberra, CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship scientist, Dr David Rassam, said land-use practices that reduce groundwater recharge into rivers and streams could significantly reduce low flows in nearby rivers and streams. “Many rivers are highly dependent on ‘base-flow’ from groundwater to keep running through dry times ...

  • 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

  • Call for abstracts for NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater

    The call for abstracts is now open for the NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater that is taking place in March 2017. Abstracts are being sought for the NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater in the following two tracks and are due October 31, 2016. Track 1 — Applications of Hydrogeophysics to Groundwater Characterization, ...

  • AUS$1.5m to assess climate change impacts on groundwater

    The Rudd Government will provide $1.5 million for a project to help water managers better understand the expected impacts of climate change on Australian groundwater resources. Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, made the announcement in Griffith with Parliamentary Secretary for Water, Dr Mike Kelly. 'Australia faces major challenges in securing our water supplies in the ...


    By Australian Government

  • Groundwater availability detailed in California`s Central Valley

    A new, three-dimensional water-modeling tool provides a detailed picture of how water flows below ground and how it relates to surface-water in rivers and canals in California’s Central Valley. The Central Valley Hydrologic Model, developed by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, is available for use by water managers and other agencies. The model was designed to help resource agencies ...

  • DuPont takes a lead in groundwater conservation for Florida

    Each person in the US state of Florida uses about 1,720-2,160 liters of water per day, and with thousands of people moving to the state each month, public water supply needs near DuPont's plant are expected to double by 2025. Drinking water comes from two sources: surface water and groundwater. Supplying drinking water to a growing state like Florida is a challenge because 90% of the state's ...

  • Nitrate concentrations of groundwater increasing in many areas of US

    Nitrate is the most common chemical contaminant in the world’s ground water, including in aquifers used for drinking-water supply. Nitrate in drinking water of the United States is regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) because of concerns related to infant health and possible cancer risks. Use of man-made synthetic fertilizers has steadily increased since World War II, ...

  • Groundwater Resources Generally Abundant in Coastal Carolinas

    Large volumes of high quality groundwater fill aquifers along the Atlantic Coastal Plain (ACP) in North and South Carolina. Groundwater levels in much of the region remain relatively unchanged from predevelopment days, despite declines in some locations from large-scale pumping. These are among the key findings of a major federal study, conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, to assess 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 ...

  • NGWA publishes best practices for groundwater professionals on aquifer storage and recovery

    A new set of best suggested practices (BSPs) for groundwater professionals involved in aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) projects has been approved by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). First conceptualized in 2010, NGWA’s Best Suggested Practices for Aquifer Storage and Recovery has been developed through consensus of industry professionals with day-to-day experience in ASR ...

  • Study Assesses Threats to Groundwater Availability and Sustainability in Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain

    Scientists Look at Issue from Long Island to North Carolina Threats to groundwater availability and sustainability in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain are dependent to a large degree by the type of aquifers used for water supply, according to a new regional assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey. The water challenges ...

  • New model simulates US groundwater and surface water interactions

    A new model to simulate groundwater and surface water interactions has been released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The groundwater and surface water FLOW (GSFLOW) model simultaneously accounts for climatic conditions, runoff across the land surface, subsurface flow and storage, and the connections among terrestrial systems, streams, lakes, wetlands, and ground water. 'GSFLOW can be used ...

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