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  • Groundwater at Expo Zaragoza

    Felipe Ortuño, a member of the Spanish Executive Committee of IAH writes to draw our attention to: A Round Table entitled: 'Groundwater and Climate Change' on 30 July 2008 from 20:15 to 22:00 in the El Faro Pavilion. Participants will be: Jesús Carrera (CSIC - Barcelona); Jorge Molinero (AIH-Spanish Group President); Felip Ortuño (Catalan Water Agency); Javier Samper (University of La Coruña); ...

  • Impacts of groundwater on local rainfall under a changing climate

    Climate change is expected to bring hotter conditions to many important agricultural regions. This will affect rates of evaporation from the ground and may also have an impact on local rainfall patterns. A recent study suggests that the depth of groundwater may determine the susceptibility of a region to drought following changes in temperature and rainfall. Understanding the transfer of water ...

  • USGS Groundwater Model: New Tool for Communities in Northern and Central Arizona

    A new groundwater model of the interconnected aquifers in central and northern Arizona was released today by the U.S. Geological Survey, following a multi-year development effort that involved the Arizona Department of Water Resources and regional cooperators.  The computer model, known as the “Northern Arizona Regional Groundwater-Flow Model,” simulates how recharge from ...

  • 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

  • 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  ...

  • EPA Orders Continued Treatment of Contaminated Groundwater at Former Manufacturing Facility in Richmond, Va.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an administrative settlement with Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. and LSI Corp. regarding a former circuit board manufacturing facility located in Henrico County, at 4500 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va., requiring the companies to address groundwater contaminated with volatile organic compounds. Under an administrative order on consent, LSI Corp. which ...

  • 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

  • Early signs indicate New Mexico water wells unharmed by gold mine toxic release

    While the August 5 toxic waste release from Colorado’s Gold King Mine into Colorado’s Animas River presents the potential for contamination of groundwater used by drinking water wells, early indications are that New Mexico wells may not be affected, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Continued vigilance in monitoring groundwater supplies along the river remain ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • Groundwater overuse could cause severe water shortage

    The excessive use of groundwater for a variety of purposes has significantly depleted water tables and aquifers throughout Afghanistan and if the trend is not reversed soon the country will face a severe shortage of drinking water, the Ministry of Water and Energy said. Recurrent droughts, low precipitation and poor water management have exacerbated the country’s water crisis, ministry officials ...


    By IRIN Association

  • Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping

    Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water. Even with falling groundwater tables contributing to mandatory water restrictions for many cities, and forcing farmers and others to drill deeper and deeper wells, it's ...


    By Associated Press

  • Climate change could affect groundwater recharge, scientists say

    (AXcess News) Washington - Elevated levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth's atmosphere could seriously impact air, weather and vegetation. Now a scientist with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is taking a closer look at what could happen underground. If atmospheric CO2 levels double within this century, as many climate models predict, some areas could experience large increases in ...


    By Axcess News

  • Screening soil moisture conditions reveals an increased risk of drought in a Swedish drainage basin

    The risk of drought in the Norrström drainage basin, Sweden, increased during the 20th century, a new study has found. As the frequency of the dry periods increased, less water was available in the landscape for agriculture and for the resupply of groundwater — despite an increase in precipitation in the area over the same period. The researchers reached this conclusion after screening ...

  • Water problems mount for South Asian farmers

    The lack of rains in large, monsoon-dependent, agricultural areas of South Asia has compounded concerns expressed in a recent report about an impending global water crisis and its detrimental impact on agriculture. Poor monsoon rains have diminished the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Why You Should Monitor Groundwater?

    What is groundwater? Groundwater is water that is stored below the earth’s surface. When rain or other sources of water come into contact with the ground, the majority of it travels below the surface. Though much of this moisture is then absorbed by plants or returned to the atmosphere (through infiltration), some water will travel deeper beneath the surface – where it ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • In drought, water war in California fought underground

    For decades, this city in California's agricultural heartland relied exclusively on cheap, plentiful groundwater and pumped increasingly larger amounts from an aquifer as its population grew. But eventually, the water table dropped by more than 100 feet, causing some of Fresno's wells to cave in and others to slow to a trickle. The cost of replacing those wells and extracting groundwater ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Settlement Protects Soil and Groundwater in Lawrence, Mass.

    In a recent settlement agreement with EPA’s New England office, Hilton Oil Co., Inc. will take action to come into compliance with Underground Storage Tank regulations to protect groundwater and soil at its facility in Lawrence, Mass. The company also agreed to pay a $27,000 penalty. The action stems from an EPA inspection of the facility in June 2013. A subsequent EPA complaint alleged ...

  • Safe and Effective Coal Ash Dewatering Project History

    Not only for EPA compliance, but to maintain the integrity of your excavations and to stay on schedule and within budget. Project Background The project consisted of lowering the groundwater and dewatering the coal ash basin to allow for the excavation of residual ash accumulated in the basin. In addition to this, ...

  • Learn more about EOS® Technologies at Battelle

    EOS Remediation is pleased to recognize a selection of papers being presented at the Ninth International Conference on Recalcitrant Compounds, May 19 - 22, 2014 Monterey, California. Monday Poster Session (Group 1) Display: Sunday 6:00 PM - Monday ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

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