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  • AUS$3.9m to measure river and groundwater health

    Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, has announced funding of AUS$3.9 million for projects to improve the monitoring of river and wetland health. “Supporting healthy rivers is an important part of the Rudd Government’s long-term Water for the Future plan,” Senator Wong said. “Crucial to ensuring the health of our rivers and wetlands is accurate and nationally consistent ...


    By Australian Government

  • USGS Confirms the Presence of Potentially Harmful Levels of Radon in New England Groundwater

    Last month, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced that a new study has identified potentially harmful levels of naturally occurring arsenic, uranium, radium, radon and manganese in some bedrock groundwater that supplies drinking water wells in New England. According to the USGS news release on the study, “The results highlight the importance of private well owners testing and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Accurate Water Monitoring in Harsh Environments with New Measurement Specialties Level Transducer

    Measurement Specialties, an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, now offers a new TruBlue Water Level Data Logger for remote monitoring of water levels in the harshest water environments.  The battery-powered TruBlue 255 Level can collect up to a half-million time stamped pressure and temperature data points with its standard 8 MB of internal memory or can be outfitted with ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • New US Geological Survey information system reveals why Arizona’s groundwater levels are falling

    Where in Arizona are groundwater levels falling? Where are they stable or rising? How much has the water table changed since large-scale pumping has occurred? A new online system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is designed to answer these and other questions for the most developed ground-water areas in the State. The system uses water-level measurements from wells, collected over ...

  • Level Data Collector

    NIVUS is setting new standards in the field of groundwater level measurement. The system, consisting of data collector with integrated GPRS transmission module, measurement probe and evaluation software is designed for flexibility, quick installation, low maintenance costs and high reliability. With the Level Data Collector NIVUS guarantees the most economical solution when it ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • New guidance for groundwater site characterization

    Synopsis: Environmental practitioners are often constrained by rigorous time and monetary constraints, which can lead to the collection of limited data sets and decisions made based on an inadequate understanding of site conditions. To facilitate effective site assessments in British Columbia, the BC Ministry of Environment recently released a new guidance document, "Technical Guidance #8", for ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • YSI Level Scout

    Making it easy to obtain quality data and do it right the first time YSI instruments, software, and data collection platforms are mainly focused on environmental monitoring and testing. YSI develops, manufactures and integrates instrumentation and systems for measuring and monitoring water quality, level, and flow. This covers the spectrum of outdoor water applications such as oceans, coasts, ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Removing High Explosives from Groundwater

    In an initiative supported by EM, Los Alamos National Laboratory's Corrective Actions Program is addressing high explosive contamination in surface water and groundwater at a location this summer in the forests ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...

  • Arsenic Illegally Released into California’s Groundwater

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined a natural-gas fired power plant $13,500 for improper management of hazardous waste. According to the EPA, the plant, located in Yuba City, California, generated arsenic from the treatment of wastewater and failed to minimize releases of hazardous waste to the environment. Arsenic occurs naturally in the local groundwater, which the plant uses in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mapping groundwater flooding for the EU Floods Directive

    In the coming years the EU Floods Directive1 will require Member States to produce flood hazard and risk maps. Taking the UK as a case study, new research highlights the need for advances in data collection, mapping and groundwater flood warning systems to meet EU requirements for maps and management plans. Although often occurring less frequently than fluvial (river) flooding, the effects of ...

  • Gasoline additive MTBE widespread in New Hampshire’s groundwater

    The gasoline additive methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) is widespread in New Hampshire's ground water, particularly in four counties -- Rockingham, Strafford, Hillsborough and Merrimack. Ground water from these counties was more likely to contain MTBE than were samples from the rest of the state. Across the state, however, the MTBE concentrations were significantly below the state drinking water ...

  • Fundamentals of groundwater geochemistry focus of NGWA short course

    The National Ground Water Association is offering the short course, “Fundamentals of Groundwater Geochemistry,” March 14-15 in San Jose, California. An important step in completing a successful site assessment or remediation project is understanding the geochemical aspects of the work. This course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the principles of geochemistry. Basic ...

  • 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 ...

  • New Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) for Groundwater and Rainwater

    JRC-IRMM has released two new water-based certified reference materials, ERM-CA616 and ERM-CA408. The groundwater ERM-CA616 and the rainwater ERM-CA408 are certified for a number of major components. ERM-CA616 and ERM-CA408 are primarily intended for method performance control and for validation purposes (e.g. trueness estimation). ...

  • 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  ...

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