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NGWA directors, officers set for 2015
Jan. 22, 2015, Westerville, OH – The National Ground Water Association’s 2015 national and divisional boards feature a number of new officers and directors.  | READ MORE
 
Health Canada gives radon presentation in B.C. community
Jan. 22, 2015, Sparwood, B.C. – Members of Health Canada delivered an information session to Elk Valley, B.C., residents on the dangers of radon, a radioactive gas formed by the breakdown of uranium deposits in soil, rock and ground water exposure. The Free Press reports. | READ MORE
 
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Interest rate cut may boost job creation, home ownership
Jan. 22, 2015, Ottawa – Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz said the decision to cut the interest rate is in direct response to the drop in the price of oil and the impact it is having on the economy. The cut will help businesses in the non-energy sector and homeowners, CTV News reports. | READ MORE
 
Xylem's Marc Blais joins Water Systems Council board
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Jan. 21, 2015, Washington – Marc Blais, vice-president at Xylem Inc. Applied Water Systems-Americas, has been named to the U.S. Water Systems Council board of directors.  | READ MORE
 
24/7 real-time ground water data monitoring carried out in Netherlands

Jan. 21, 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – To counteract the effects of dewatering, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment has instituted a monitoring and measuring network using sensors, modems and an online web portal providing real-time ground water data. Environmental Technology reports. | READ MORE

Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment - See more at: http://www.envirotech-online.com/news/portable-field-testing/43/eijkelkamp/247_real-time_groundwater_data_monitoring_carried_out_at_large_dutch_infrastructure_project/32998/#sthash.Fd4IIkK7.dpuf
Since dewatering may have an effect on the ground in the vicinity, a monitoring plan was drawn up and a complete measuring network of Eijkelkamp Agrisearch Equipment (the Netherlands) was set up with sensors, modems and online web portal to provide the principal with real-time groundwater data. John de Geest, Manager Technical Projects: ‘This is just one of our great projects worldwide where our solutions contribute to more efficiency and effectivity at the customer.’ - See more at: http://www.envirotech-online.com/news/portable-field-testing/43/eijkelkamp/247_real-time_groundwater_data_monitoring_carried_out_at_large_dutch_infrastructure_project/32998/#sthash.Fd4IIkK7.dpuf
Since dewatering may have an effect on the ground in the vicinity, a monitoring plan was drawn up and a complete measuring network of Eijkelkamp Agrisearch Equipment (the Netherlands) was set up with sensors, modems and online web portal to provide the principal with real-time groundwater data. John de Geest, Manager Technical Projects: ‘This is just one of our great projects worldwide where our solutions contribute to more efficiency and effectivity at the customer.’ - See more at: http://www.envirotech-online.com/news/portable-field-testing/43/eijkelkamp/247_real-time_groundwater_data_monitoring_carried_out_at_large_dutch_infrastructure_project/32998/#sthash.Fd4IIkK7.dpuf
 
Yukon legislative committee split on fracking
Jan. 20, 2015, Whitehorse, Yukon – After months of public consultations throughout the territory, the Yukon Legislature's select committee on hydraulic fracturing could not agree on whether hydraulic fracturing should be allowed in the territory. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
 
Apprenticeship forum offers essential skills webinar
Jan. 20, 2015, Toronto – Beginning Jan. 21, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is offering three webinars to help employers with recruiting, training and apprenticeship issues.  | READ MORE
 
Chemical tests for wells should be more accessible: professor
Jan. 19, 2015, St. John's – An assistant professor of environmental and occupational health is advocating for finding a way to make chemical tests for well water more accessible to individuals, both physically and financially. The St. John's Telegram reports. | READ MORE
 
Water crises are a top global risk says economic report
Jan. 16, 2015, Washington, DC – Global water crises, from drought to lack of access to safe drinking water, are the biggest threat facing the planet over the next decade, according to the World Economic Forum Global Risks 2015 report. | READ MORE
 
Further tests on Ontario airpark ground water confirm potable water standards met
Jan. 15, 2015, Toronto – A second round of ground water testing at the Burlington Airpark has been completed, as recommended by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.  | READ MORE
 
Merritt, B.C., residents concerned about compost contaminants' effect on environment
Jan. 15, 2015, Merritt, B.C. – Residents are worried that the Merritt, B.C., area’s growing compost industry, using what they say is human “sewage sludge,” will have repercussions on residents’ health, the environment and their drinking water, The Province reports. | READ MORE
 
Demands for study into First Nationís high cancer rates on agenda for meeting with Health Canada
Jan. 14, 2015, Winnipeg – A community’s astronomically high rate of cancer will be discussed at a private meeting Thursday between Northwest Angle 33's First Nation chiefs and Health Canada. One theory is the drinking water is being contaminated with carcinogens not monitored in water quality tests. The Kenora Daily Miner reports. | READ MORE
 
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