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  • Making the most of Africa´s scarce groundwater resources

    Understanding the impact of climate change and development on groundwater resources in Africa is the theme of a conference opening this week in Kampala, Uganda. In a continent already facing water scarcity, phenomena such as climate change and rapid population growth are expected to force local populations to increase their reliance on groundwater resources to meet domestic, agricultural and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • ADB, Experts Discuss Ways to Protect Groundwater Resources in PRC

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) sponsored a 2-day forum in Beijing to discuss various innovative measures and technologies to protect groundwater resources in the country. Depletion of groundwater resources is a major concern in many parts of the PRC, particularly in the drier northern regions. In many rural areas, most of the groundwater is used for agricultural purposes and extensive use has ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Important linkages between future food supply and groundwater resources

    Groundwater scientists, industry professionals, those involved in food and beverage production, government officials and policymakers will meet October 10-12, 2013 in Dallas, Texas, to discuss the important linkages between our future food supply and groundwater resources. Participants will explore how providing adequate food and drinking water supplies in the 21st century will depend on ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • AwwaRF announces fast-track study on potential effects of underground carbon sequestration on groundwater resources

    The Awwa Research Foundation (AwwaRF), the nation’s leading drinking water research organization, announced a new study to investigate the potential effect of underground carbon sequestration on groundwater resources. Currently undergoing examination as a method for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, carbon sequestration entails separating carbon dioxide (CO2) from other emissions and injecting ...


  • Most important, least understood natural resource: March 8-14 is National Groundwater Awareness Week

    Groundwater along with oxygen is arguably the most important natural resource for human life, and National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8-14, is a good time to learn how to become a good steward of it, the National Ground Water Association said today. Ninety-nine percent of all available freshwater in the world is groundwater, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. That means all the ...

  • Balancing renewables and natural resources

    NREL's newest source of clean energy — a 1 megawatt solar array — is supplying laboratory researchers with more than carbon-free electricity. It's also an opportunity to examine a sensitive topic — the potential environmental impacts of large-scale renewable energy projects. That a solar array might raise environmental concerns seems ironic Nationwide, three-quarters of the states in the U.S. ...

  • 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.

  • Kenya homes in on emergency groundwater supplies

    A project that will map groundwater resources in part of the drought-prone Horn of Africa region was launched in Nairobi, Kenya, last week (22 May). It will use remote sensing technology to explore underground ...


    By SciDev.Net

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