London, U.K. – Watermelon rind has been shown by researchers in Pakistan to be capable of cheaply and efficiently removing arsenic from ground water. The team won funding from Grand Challenges Canada in 2014 to develop the technology. SciDev.net reports. | READ MORE
Cornwall, P.E.I. – Cornwall, P.E.I., is working to keep up with a growing population by increasing the town's water supply. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Berkeley, CA – Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California have developed a low-cost method for real-time monitoring of pollutants using commonly available sensors. Science Daily reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment's new draft document Canadian Soil and Groundwater Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health – Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) are available for public review and comment until Sept. 7, 2018.
Yarmouth County, N.S. – Officials in Yarmouth County, N.S., are using lessons from the area's 2016 drought to prepare for potential repeat this year. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
New Bothwell, Man. – Well water problems experienced by some New Bothwell, Man., residents may be frustrating, but they are also an opportunity for property owners to learn more about private well maintenance, according to a hydrogeologist with Friesen Drillers Ltd. The Carillon reports. | READ MORE
The National Ground Water Association is reminding ground water professionals and the public that Sept 4 is Protect Your Groundwater Day.
Amman, Jordan – Government authorities in Jordan seized and confiscated two drilling rigs in Mafraq and Ajloun governorates. Accordingn to a government official, those involved in the illegal drilling of the wells are being tracked down. The Jordan Times reports. | READ MORE
Lewisporte, N.L. – The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have announced more than $2.1 million in joint funding to improve potable water service in the town of Lewisporte, N.L.
Paris, France – French engineering consultancy GPC Instrumentation Process has successfully completed a new anti-corrosion, fibreglass-lined production well at the site of a geothermal heating project at Bonneuil-sur-Marne on the outskirts of Paris, France. Think GeoEnergy reports. | READ MORE
Toronto and Kelowna, B.C. – Canada's increasingly aging population has retirees driving and inflating the recreational market in popular leisure locations.
Vancouver – Western Potash Corp., a subsidiary of Western Resources Corp., has developed a ground water supply source for the company’s proposed Milestone Phase I Potash Project located 35 kilometres southeast of Regina.
Protect Your Groundwater Day
September 4, 2018
OGWA golf tournament
September 21, 2018
Atlantic Ground Water Association Fall Convention
September 27-29, 2018
Communication Strategies for Water Professionals Seminar
October 23, 2018
World Water-Tech North America
October 24-25, 2018
GSA Annual Meeting
November 4-7, 2018