Groundwater Resources News

  • Modeling and fieldwork relationship shared in May-June issue of Groundwater

    If you are a member of the NGWA Scientists and Engineers membership section, you just received, or will soon receive, the May-June 2017 issue of Groundwater®. Below I offer a brief overview of the issue. In his Guest Editorial, "The Ying and Yang of Groundwater," new Technology Editor David Lipson, Ph.D., offers his personal ...

  • New USGS assessment provides fresh insights into nation’s brackish groundwater inventory

    A new nationwide assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that the nation’s brackish groundwater could help stretch limited freshwater suplies. This study, the first of its kind in more than 50 years, found that the amount of brackish groundwater underlying the country is more than 800 times the amount ...

  • New Map Shows How Groundwater Pumping Could Affect the Malad River

    A new report illustrates how groundwater pumping can affect the amount of water available in streams within the Malad-Lower Bear River Area in Utah. The product was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Rights. “The information from this study will be used to aid the state engineer in making ...

  • Vital groundwater depleted faster than ever

    China, the world’s most populous country, doubled within just 10 years its use of irreplaceable groundwater from underground reservoirs that are replenished more slowly than they are drained. And in the same decade, 2000 to 2010, global use of this non-renewable water resource for irrigation increased by a quarter, according to a  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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 ...

  • Groundwater Awareness Week raises public awareness of important resource

    Hundreds of diverse organizations did their part to raise public awareness about groundwater during the 2017 edition of Groundwater Awareness Week which ended March 11. More than 200 news stories were printed, broadcast, or posted promoting groundwater awareness during the week.  Among them were groups that chose to be "Groundwater Advocates" by contacting the National Ground ...

  • Calculating recharge of groundwater more precisely

    An international team of researchers has demonstrated that key processes in models used for the global assessment of water resources for climate change are currently missing. This could mean climate change impact models are wrong in some parts of the world and cannot yet be used to guide water management. The study, published today [Tuesday 28 February] in the  ...


    By University of Bristol

  • Gregory J. Bell of Arizona earns Certified Groundwater Professional designation

    Gregory J. Bell, PE, of Phoenix, Arizona, has earned the National Ground Water Association’s Certified Groundwater Professional designation. With more than 30 years of experience in energy production, specializing in coalbed methane and unconventional natural gas development, Bell has had a career closely tied to groundwater resources. He is currently involved with the exploration and ...

  • New video explains ground source heat pump system standard

    This new video has been created by the CSA Group on the standard for the design and installation of ground source heat pump systems for use in the United States and Canada. CSA-448 is a joint effort of the CSA Group; NGWA; the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers; and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association. The CSA Group is an ...

  • Keynote speaker announced for the NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater

    Andrea Croskrey, PG, from the Texas Water Development Board will give the keynote presentation, "Mapping Brackish Aquifers: Future Water Resources," at the  NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater taking place March 20-21, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.  Croskrey has been mapping brackish aquifers in Texas as a member of the Brackish Resources Aquifer ...

  • USGS Releases Results of Gem County Groundwater Quality Study

    The entire population of southwestern Idaho’s Gem County depends on aquifers for its drinking water. The water in those aquifers is of generally good quality according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released today. The study was prompted by concerns that rapidly growing population and changes in land use, including potential ...

  • Ecosurvey® circular groundwater remediation

    Contaminated area for requalification stopped for over 13 years due excessive remediation costs: fuel depot near Bologna. Ecosurvey® has been appointed to review the case of the 13 years dismissed industrial site abandoned due to excessive remediations costs: it proposed a solution of Green Remediation with low environmental impact: ...


    By ECOSURVEY®

  • Visual Modflow Flex 4.0

    Waterloo Hydrogeologic announces a new version release of Visual MODFLOW Flex 4.0.  This new version of this most popular software provides the power to create accurate and impressive groundwater modeling visualizations, in less time and with greater flexibility. Get complete details about the new features, and see the list of great additions from the Classic version. Take advantage of ...


  • US: Groundwater atlas

    The US Geological Survey series of publications “The Groundwater Atlas of the United States” describes the, location, extent and geological and hydrological characteristics of the nation’s important aquifers and is available online and in various print formats and scales. These have been produced over recent years as described in a useful summary fact sheet. Find out ...


  • 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 ...

  • Amvrossios C. Bagtzoglou of Connecticut honored for increasing understanding of groundwater

    Amvrossios C. Bagtzoglou, Ph.D., is among the first five to receive the National Ground Water Association’s new Fellow designation in recognition of outstanding credentials, professional accomplishments, and commitment to promoting the increased understanding of groundwater science and water well system technology. Bagtzoglou is a professor and head of the Civil and Environmental ...

  • NGWA and AVANTI sign joint MOU

    The National Ground Water Association signed a memorandum of understanding on October 17 with Avanti System AB (AVANTI), an organization of Swedish water well construction firms, to promote and encourage greater understanding and education of the professional, scientific, and technical aspects of groundwater supply, management, protection, and remediation.  AVANTI’s parent ...

  • James A. Jacobs of California recognized for contributions to increasing understanding of groundwater

    James A. Jacobs, PG, CHG, CPG, CPetG, is among the first five to receive the National Ground Water Association’s new Fellow designation in recognition of outstanding credentials, professional accomplishments, and commitment to promoting the increased understanding of groundwater science and water well system technology. Jacobs is with the Clearwater Group in Pt. Richmond, California. ...

  • Ontario needs better groundwater data

    Ontario’s environmental commissioner is urging the Liberal government to get better information about the province’s groundwater as it reviews permits for bottled water companies.Premier Kathleen Wynne recently imposed a two-year moratorium on any new or expanded bottled water operations in the province while the government reviews the rules and comes up with a new pricing scheme. ...

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports American River Pipeline Conveyance Project Dedication

    Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), Conceived in 2011, the American River Pipeline Conveyance Project (Project) is an example of regional partners coming together to solve water supply reliability issues at a local level.  The Project was developed to provide a replacement water supply for Golden State Water Company’s (Golden State Water) ...


    By Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.

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