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  • NGWREF funds research on electrochemically enhanced bioremediation of groundwater

    The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation has awarded a grant to Daqian Jiang, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota, for a research project on the bioremediation of groundwater. Jiang will receive $8,000 for his project, “Electrochemically Enhanced Bioremediation for Attenuation of Arsenic, Nitrate, and Emerging Contaminants in Groundwater,” which addresses a key ...

  • Grant applications sought on groundwater research, developing nation projects and programs

    The National Groundwater Research and Educational Foundation is seeking grant applications for groundwater research as well as water supply projects and educational programs in developing nations. The NGWREF Board of Directors has approved $15,000 for the research ...

  • Nine research papers on various topics featured in January-February issue of Groundwater

    If you’re a member of the NGWA Scientists and Engineers Section, you will soon receive the Groundwater January-February 2018 issue. Below is a brief overview of what you will find. In his Guest Editorial, Dylan J. Irvine encourages authors in Groundwater to share data, scripts, and spreadsheets with their readers to increase the ...

  • 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

  • Toxic compounds in groundwater

    Research is being conducted on degrading a toxic compound found in groundwater systems around the world Vinyl chloride is a cancer-causing compound formed from solvents in groundwater systems under anaerobic conditions. These solvents are used in many industrial applications around the world and often belong to the most encountered groundwater pollutants in industrialized countries. Groundwater ...

  • 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 ...

  • Grant applications sought for groundwater research, and developing-nation and domestic water supply, projects

    The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation is seeking grant applications for groundwater research projects, as well as water supply projects and educational programs in both developing nations and the United States. The NGWREF Board of Directors recently approved $15,000 for research grants, $35,000 for developing nations grants, and $10,000 for grants from the USA Groundwater ...

  • Groundwater papers link methane in groundwater to natural sources

    A pair of papers in Groundwater®, NGWA's bimonthly technical publication, finds a high level of methane in water wells from two Texas counties is most likely from shallow natural gas deposits, not natural gas leaks caused by hydraulic fracturing operations in the underlying Barnett Shale.  The research builds on previous studies on well water quality in the Barnett Shale ...

  • 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 ...

  • Groundwater development is not the answer for Africa

    Research showing the extent of Africa's significant groundwater reserves should not detract from the real challenges to meeting the continent's drinking water demands, argues Roger Calow, head of the Overseas Development Institute's Water Policy Programme. Recent research has found that Africa's groundwater resources — water found in non-renewable aquifers underground — are 100 times ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Arsenic in groundwater: A world problem

    In April this year, the Netherlands National Committee of IAH released their latest publication (No.5) “Arsenic in Groundwater: A World Problem”. During the past two decades it has become apparent that arsenic poisoning from groundwater has become a worldwide problem. Some of the best-documented and most severe cases of arsenic contaminated groundwater have been found in aquifers in Asia (e.g. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation awards research grants

    The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation has awarded grants totaling $15,895 for two research projects, one exploring emerging contaminants and the other groundwater/stream water interactions. “Aquifer Storage and Recovery of Recycled Water: Identifying Emerging Contaminants in Source Water and Examining Their Fate and Transport” addresses a key priority ...

  • Calculating recharge of groundwater more precisely

    An international team of researchers has demonstrated that key processes in models used for the global assessment of water resources for climate change are currently missing. This could mean climate change impact models are wrong in some parts of the world and cannot yet be used to guide water management. The study, published today [Tuesday 28 February] in the  ...


    By University of Bristol

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Pesticide pollution slow to reach groundwater

    Underground water aquifers are a significant source of drinking water. In a recent study, French researchers found that pesticides applied to crops can take many years to sink down through the ground and reach groundwater. This means that they may still be entering aquifers, even after agricultural application has stopped. Groundwater is found underground in absorbent layers of rock. ...

  • 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 ...

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