Industry News
Las Vegas – Groundwater Week 2019, held in Las Vegas, welcomed 4,700 attendees from 29 countries. The annual event featured a large trade show and educational sessions on many different areas of the industry. The National Ground Water Association reports. | READ MORE
Gray Creek, B.C. – The Sunshine Coast Regional District of British Columbia will investigate potential well sites at a private property near Gray Creek and may consider expanding the hunt for ground water to other sites on the Sunshine Coast. The Coast Reporter has the story. | READ MORE
The lead organizers of the Canadian National Ground Water Association are encouraging water well contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, scientists and all those involved in ground water to step up and serve.
Houston, TX – Grundfos will run its second annual competition for water-well contractors with a grand prize of $10,000 at National Groundwater Association’s Groundwater Week.
Lawrence, KS – Cannabis cultivation could have a significant effect on ground water and surface water resources when combined with residential use, evidence from a new study suggests.
Toronto – The Ontario government is proposing to amend the Ont. Reg. 463/16 to extend the current moratorium on granting new or increasing permits to take ground water to produce bottled water for nine months.
Ottawa – The trend in housing starts was 218,598 units in October 2019, compared to 223,276 units in September 2019, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 12,669 units, down from 17,056 units in January.
Winnipeg – A draft version of the Canadian Groundwater Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health for 101 contaminants of concern is available for public review and comment until Jan. 10, 2020.
Washington, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in a case environmental groups say could undercut the federal Clean Water Act. The case centres on whether or not ground water should be interpreted hydrologically connected to navigable waters. CNBC.com reports. | READ MORE
Across the country, politicians are responding to a massive, year-long investigation that indicates hundreds of thousands of Canadians could be consuming tap water laced with high levels of lead. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Las Vegas, NV – Canadian attendees of the National Ground Water Association's Groundwater Week are invited to meet on Thursday, Dec. 5, to explore the next steps in creating the Canadian National Ground Water Association.
Toronto – Ontario's government has announced a commitment to hold polluters accountable, bring violators back into compliance quickly and support local environmental projects.
Toronto – Ontario’s attorney general has withdrawn environmental charges against the provincial environment ministry, its minister and several wind companies in the Chatham-Kent area, citing a lack of evidence and the uncertain likelihood of a conviction. The London Free Press reports. | READ MORE
Las Vegas, NV – Nov. 1 is the last day to save money on registration fees for Groundwater Week, set for Dec. 3-5 in Las Vegas.
San Francisco – Agriculture company Dramm Corporation will use Ketos water-monitoring systems to provide growers with key water data to help enhance crop yield, quality and taste.
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