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  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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  ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • New round of funding for data collection to inform groundwater management decision-making

    The second round of funding, up to $4 million, for the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN) was posted today and is open through May 31, 2016. This effort will enhance coordination and collection of groundwater data to better inform decision-making by water resource managers, the National Ground Water Association says. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) invites applications for ...

  • AUS$6m to help manage Murray-Darling basin water resources

    The Rudd Government is providing AUS$6 million to the eWater Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for a new hydrologicalmodelling toolto help manage the surface water and groundwater of the Murray-Darling Basin. The project will accelerate development of and trial a new computer model, known as RiverManager, to help make water allocation and use over coming decades more sustainable.Minister for ...


    By Australian Government

  • 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. ...

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