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I went to my first two ground water industry events, and, lo and happily behold, golf was an option for both of them. In my last editorial, I saw the links (no pun intended) between my other forays into food writing and the ground water industry. It’s nice to see the ground water industry gathers to play a sport I love and have also written much about.
Tiger Woods pumps fists. You pump water. Each signals victory: a golf ball rolling into the cup or water rolling from the tap. Unfortunately, only one will lower your handicap.
Every driller has done a pump test and measured water levels to determine well performance. Often, especially for long tests, pressure transducers are used to collect the water level data. The water level is easy to graph and the textbooks say the pump test data should look something like Figure A.
The Ontario Ground Water Association (OGWA) hosted our industry for three days of work and play at their 59th annual convention and trade show.
June 24, 2011, Fort Collins, CO - In-Situ Rugged Water Level Tapes and Meters are designed to improve accuracy and stand up to rough field conditions.
Bill Murray’s family history may be hidden beneath the surface of Alberta, but every trip through the province’s wide open spaces is a trip down memory lane.
June 23, 2011, Hyderabad, India - Scientists say using electricity to detect ground water in semi-hard rock areas can bring clean water supply to the developing world. | READ MORE
June 22, 2011, Australia - Researchers at the Southern Cross University say there is a new way to detect ground water contamination from acid sulphate soils. |READ MORE
June 22, 2011, Regina, SK;Cambridge, ON; Fridley MN – Hydrotech, a division of WaterGroup, launched Jacobi carbon, a coconut-based carbon used in water filtration.
June 22, 2011, Canada – Grundfos held a 24 hour value day that gave its staff around the world a chance to contribute their views on values to the company.
June 21, 2011, Barrie, ON - The next time south-end residents pour a glass of tap water, it may be from Lake Simcoe, rather than the local aquifer. | READ MORE
June 20, 2011, Guelph, ON - A massive limestone quarry proposed for Dufferin County will not affect local drinking water, city staff said in a report to council. | READ MORE
June 17, 2011, Hamilton, ON - The city has discovered chemicals in wells and ponds near the Hamilton airport that have been in the ground water for as long as 28 years. | READ MORE
June 17, 2011 - The non-profit organization travel2change is holding a worldwide contest to identify and fund the most creative proposals for improving the sustainable management of water in travel destinations.
June 17, 2011, Toronto – Hydreka launched an intrumentation rental service that the company says delivers on-demand use of its flow measurement devices backed by highly experienced technical support. The new service will be located in Toronto and managed with partner ACG Technology Ltd in nearby Woodbridge, Ont.
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