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  • GAF AG to conclude AQUIFER project on African transboundary water management supported by Earth observation

    GAF AG, an internationally active geo-information technology company located in Munich, Germany, today announces the upcoming completion of the AQUIFER project. The final workshop will take place in Tunis at the beginning of September 2007. AQUIFER is one of the demonstrator projects of ESA's 'Earth observation for Integrated Water Resources Management in Africa' initiative, known as TIGER and ...


    By GAF AG

  • Studies reveal why drinking water wells are vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States receive ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Our World’s Water is Diminishing, But How Fast?

    The University of California, Irvine (UCI) recently released two studies (here and here) using data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites showing that the earth’s biggest groundwater basins are being ...


    By Earth Day Network

  • EPA Designates Mahomet Aquifer as `Sole Source` of Drinking Water in East-Central Illinois

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a decision to designate a portion of the Mahomet Aquifer system as a sole source aquifer. More than half of the population in east-central Illinois relies on the Mahomet Aquifer system as a source of drinking water. The Safe Drinking Water Act gives EPA authority to designate all or part of an aquifer as a "sole source" if contamination of ...

  • UNESCO publishes first world map of underground transboundary aquifers

    UNESCO is publishing the first-ever world map of shared aquifers to coincide with the submission to the General Assembly of the United Nations on 27 October of a draft Convention on Transboundary Aquifers. Almost 96% of the planet’s freshwater resources are to be found in underground aquifers, most of which straddle national boundaries. Despite its strategic importance, no global inventory of ...


    By UNESCO

  • Groundwater footprint reveals unsustainable water consumption

    Reservoirs of water stored under the earth’s surface, otherwise known as groundwater, are a valuable resource. However, using a footprinting method, a new global study has indicated that about 1.7 billion people live in areas where groundwater is being used more quickly than it can be replenished. Groundwater supplies water to billions of people and is important for agricultural ...

  • Too soon to tap Namibia`s groundwater find, experts say

    The extraction of the much needed water from a large underground aquifer in northern Namibia may need to wait for further studies, officials have warned at a water investment conference. The aquifer, discovered in July, may contain enough water to sustain about one million people living in the area for 400 years at ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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, ...

  • 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. ...

  • Seismoelectric Groundwater Location Equipment

    Well water location. Aquifer depth, yield and thickness reported before drilling a water well. The GF6 seismoelectric technology is used for groundwater surveys {aquifer depth & yield} before drilling a water well. GF6 equipment sales and training are available world wide. Most people go straight to having a water well drilled before investigating where the aquifer is (or) if there is a good ...


    By AquaLocate

  • Water monitoring and treatment technologies gain traction as potable water resources Diminish, finds Frost & Sullivan

    Groundwater is contained in rocks that are known as aquifers. Aided by gravity, the water fills the aquifer from the bottom upwards. The lower part of the aquifer has spaces that are completely filled by water. These are termed as the 'saturated zone' of the aquifer. In the top part of the aquifer, the rock spaces contain air as well as water. This part of the aquifer is called 'unsaturated'. ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Abu Dhabi looks into stormwater aquifer recharge

    The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is investigating the possibility of using stormwater runoff to inject water into coastal aquifers, while at the same time countering the risks of flooding in the city. The municipality is in talks with the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) over the issue, with the city’s drainage collection network set for major investment and expansion this year. ...

  • Idaho aquifer decline could hinder radioactive monitoring

    A continued drop in underground water levels could make it more difficult to monitor the movement of radioactive contamination in an aquifer below an eastern Idaho nuclear facility, scientists say. Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey in a 36-page report released Monday said the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer level has dropped below ...


    By Associated Press

  • U.S. EPA Seeks Public Comment on Mahomet Aquifer Designation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed approval of a petition to designate a portion of the Mahomet Aquifer system in east-central Illinois as a sole source aquifer. EPA’s public comment period on the proposed designation begins March 13 and closes June 12, 2014. The Safe Drinking Water Act gives EPA authority to designate an aquifer as a sole or principal source of ...

  • California pledges changes in protecting underground water

    California has proposed closing by October up to 140 oil-field wells that state regulators had allowed to inject into federally protected drinking water aquifers, state officials said. The deadline is part of a broad plan the state sent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week for bringing state regulation of oil and gas operations back into compliance with federal safe-drinking water ...


    By Associated Press

  • Existing and newly developed tools to assess groundwater shared at NGWA Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater Conference

    The NGWA Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater Conference was co-located with the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) March 20-21 in Denver, Colorado, where presentations shared the enhancements to existing tools and methods used to locate and assess groundwater resources as well as newly developed techniques. Several presentations focused ...

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