aquifer storage News

  • Technical Announcement: Bacteria No Match for Deep Floridan Aquifer

    A first of its kind study has the potential to impact future regulatory decisions on disinfection practices for water prior to its recharge or following its storage in the Floridan Aquifer. The U.S Geological Survey report found that coliform bacteria die off faster in a regional aquifer system ...

  • Harnessing the benefits of groundwater

    This policy brief, published by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), explores the role of groundwater storage in providing communities with wider access to water in the face of climate change. The use of groundwater for domestic water and irrigation has already lifted millions of small farmers out of poverty. But, for many regions, including the world's biggest groundwater user, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Satellite measurement of permanent loss to California groundwater source

    Researchers used satellite data to measure water volume changes due to groundwater variation in the aquifer, to show California’s Central Valley aquifer, the major source of groundwater in the region, suffered permanent loss of capacity during the drought experienced in the area from 2012 to 2015. California’s Central Valley aquifer, the major source of groundwater in the region, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Moving Away From Dams for Water Storage

    With California facing more drought, it’s important to consider more efficient options like aquifer recharge California, with its huge water demand, deep and frequent droughts, and a willingness to pioneer, has often been at the forefront of water management. In California’s tradition of ambitious water projects, the bold ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • NGWA science and technology director responds to Wall Street Journal

    In a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, NGWA Director of Science and Technology William "Bill" M. Alley, Ph.D., responded to an editorial, “California’s ...

  • Turning stormwater into drinking water

    CSIRO scientists have bottled ‘Recharge’ , pure drinking water that was once stormwater. “This is an exciting demonstration of the value of stormwater and the drinking water that can be produced from it by using a combination of natural treatment processes and engineered methods,” CSIRO’s Water for a Healthy Country Flagship Urban Water Stream Leader Dr Peter Dillon said. The water was captured ...

  • 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 ...

  • Herald emphasises how precious water is for Agriculture - Rainwater harvesting tanks beneficial

    The Scottish Herald this week emphasised how we must treat water as a precious resource. As water and irrigation rules in England and Wales face their biggest overhaul for more than 50 years under plans contained in a consultation by the Defra, and the EA. Of course, agriculture is a major user of ater for irrigation, accounting for about 70 per cent of water used worldwide. Modern irrigation ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Drinking recycled water?

    The Australian Government National Water Commission funded a study to establish an approach to assess the quality of water treated using managed aquifer recharge. Researchers at Australia’s CSIRO Land and Water set out to determine if the en product would meet standard drinking water guidelines. At the Parafield Aquifer Storage, Transfer and Recovery research project in South Australia, the ...

  • Commission on Transboundary Aquifers – update and call for participation

    Some news just in from IAH’s Commission on Transboundary Aquifers, who will be organising a workshop on 22nd Sept 2019 in Malaga, Spain, as a pre-conference event, ahead of the IAH 46th Congress. This workshop will take stock of the whole question of “transboundary aquifers” that has evolved in the past twenty years, since the launch of the IAH Commission. The aim of the ...

  • New Columbia River water rights under review

    An agreement that could result in new rights to Columbia River water is now available for public review. Under the proposal, irrigators will help pay for water conservation projects that in turn will allow the Washington Department of Ecology to issue new water rights from the Columbia River. The Washington Department of Ecology and the Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association are proposing ...

  • Africa may struggle to extract groundwater, experts say

    Vast groundwater resources have been revealed in Africa by the first continent-wide quantitative maps. But the resources may not be easily accessible because of political and technical challenges and costs, say experts. The new groundwater maps, published last month (19 April) in Environmental Research Letters, are based on an extensive review of available maps, publications and data. They show ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Infrastructure Week 2016: Groundwater and well systems are critical U.S. infrastructure

    “‘Out of sight, out of mind’ too often applies to groundwater and the subsurface environment in which it exists, but maintaining this critical infrastructure is essential to providing comfort, security, goods, and services for the U.S. economy.” The National Ground Water Association issued this important reminder today to mark the beginning of Infrastructure Week 2016 ...

  • City of Phoenix wins Groundwater Supply Award from National Ground Water Association

    The City of Phoenix, Arizona, has received an Outstanding Groundwater Project Award from the National Ground Water Association for innovation and excellence in bolstering the city’s groundwater supply. This award will be presented during the 2013 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting taking place in Nashville, Tennessee. Based on the City of Phoenix’s 2010 groundwater management ...

  • Will CO2 stay in the ground?

    Storing carbon deep below the earth's surface could play a prominent role in tackling climate change. But before underground CO2 reservoirs can be deployed as viable long-term storage options, environmental concerns over leakages and the behaviour of trapped CO2 must be addressed. A new model can help predict how different geological sites will respond to CO2 sequestration, and the likelihood of ...

  • Henry ‘Hank’ Baski receives NGWA’s Life Member Award

    Henry “Hank” Baski, president of Baski Inc., Englewood, Colorado, has received a Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Association for his special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry and NGWA. The award will be presented in December at the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Baski holds seven patents and continues to develop new ...

  • NGWA creates enhanced ground water storage information exchange

    The National Ground Water Association’s new 'enhanced ground water storage information exchange' is designed to facilitate improved ground water supply management, planning, and policy based on sound science. The exchange is located on NGWA's Web site under 'Public/Media.' Enhanced ground water storage is also known as 'artificial storage and recovery' or 'aquifer storage and recovery.' Such ...

  • San Antonio’s Continuing Focus on Water Sustainability

    Endangered salamander provided unlikely impetus for conservation efforts Forty years ago, the citizens of San Antonio, Texas, used an average of 200 gallons of water per day per person, far over the national average. This drew the ire of surrounding cities due to the overuse of a shared aquifer. Today, water use has been cut to 117 gallons per person per day, and San Antonio has earned ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Silixa to attend the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 in Vienna, Austria

    The EGU General Assembly 2014 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences. The event will take place between 27 April – 02 May, 2014. Silixa will present on “Monitoring borehole flow dynamics using heated fibre optic DTS in a fractured rock aquifer” on Tuesday, 29 April 2014, at 17:30, in board room ...


    By Silixa Ltd

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