Chatham-Kent, Ont. – Citizen group Water Wells First is asking Ontario's Ombudsman to investigate Chatham-Kent council and its mayor for negligence in performing its duties of office after they commented on an Environmental Review Tribunal held this last fall regarding a wind turbine project. The Chatham Daily News reports. | READ MORE
The National Ground Water Association’s annual expo this year expanded to become Groundwater Week, held in Las Vegas in early December. Held this year in conjunction with the Irrigation Association’s show, the conference and trade show had a rich context in water management and provided a forum for trends, products and business opportunities.
There is nothing like getting out in the field to refresh your mind and renew your sense of purpose. As editor of Ground Water Canada, I take every opportunity to get out and meet water well drillers, pump installers, hydrogeologists, instructors and manufacturers who work in the hard-working ground water industry.
California – More than 55,000 Californians are exposed to drinking water that exceeds federal safety standards for arsenic, a known carcinogen, but the state is failing to adequately warn them of the risks, according to a report released Monday by an environmental watchdog group. Takepart reports. | READ MORE
While British Columbia’s ground water industry was celebrating the new Water Sustainability Act, the announcement in March 2015 of proposed water rental rates – in force as of Feb. 29, 2016 – got members of the public hot under the collar.
Waterloo – Researchers behind a new report into the preparedness of Ontario communities to handle severe flooding are calling for Public Safety Canada to increase funding and provide enforceable standards for flood risk management in Canada.
Washington, D.C. – A study published in Geophysical Research Letters suggests future upper Colorado River basin recharge may be greater than the historical average in most decades. This increase, a result of projected increases in precipitation, may offset reductions in recharge caused by increased temperatures, the journal said in a news release.
The Rural Water Sustainability Network, in collaboration with UNICEF, Skat Foundation and WaterAid, is hosting a three-week e-discussion on international ground water regulation from June 27 to July 17.
The Canadian Ground Water Conference and Expo served as a reminder that drilling for ground water is more than just a day-to-day business. It’s a responsibility and an opportunity to help sustain our environment and the human lives that depend on its health.
Jordan Rogers is fulfilling every child’s – heck, every adult’s – fantasy. When his company, Valley Well Drillers in Waterville, N.S., is not drilling for water, it goes in search of something else. Gold, that is – Atlantic treasure!
The breathtaking Coast Mountains and the long-awaited coming into force of the Water Sustainability Act and regulations provided a memorable backdrop to the 2016 British Columbia Ground Water Association (BCGWA) conference, trade show and annual general meeting.
Calgary – City of Calgary councillors say it’s time for the provincial government to enforce the polluter pay principle after a new analysis of the CalgaryNEXT proposal shows it would cost as much as $140 million to clean-up contaminated land in the city's West Village. | The Calgary Herald reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – A budding Toronto company founded by two high school students aims to sell clothing with the purpose of providing developing countries with sustainable sources of water. Techvibes reports. | READ MORE