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North American Pipe Corporation and Royal Pipe and Fittings will now be known under the new, single brand “NAPCO," North American Pipe Corporation announced in a news release.
Amman, Jordan – Seven new wells are scheduled to be built in arid Amman, Jordan, to tap the Disi, a deep aquifer that contains so-called fossil water that accumulated thousands of years ago. It's the last source of fresh ground water for the country, experts say. NBC News reports. | READ MORE
Charlottetown – Prince Edward Island’s new Water Act should serve as a model across Canada, where no federal legal right to a healthy environment exists, says the head of a legal advocacy group. Canada's National Observer reports. | READ MORE
Walkerton, Ont. – The Walkerton Clean Water Centre is delivering the course, Responsibilities Under the Statutory Standard of Care – Safe Drinking Water Act, to municipal officials, mayors and councillors with oversight responsibility for drinking water treatment and/or distribution systems.
Toronto – The provincial government is looking to extend the current moratorium on new or increasing permits to take ground water by bottled water companies to Jan. 1, 2020. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
As we ring in 2019, have a look at these 10 important articles from the past year.
Las Vegas, NV – Groundwater Week is where some 5,000 water well drillers, pump installers, water treatment specialists, scientists, researchers, manufacturers and suppliers came together for a unique opportunity to learn about their own and other facets of the industry, scope out new products and compare notes with their peers.
Chester, N.S. – Residents of the Village of Chester, N.S., are being encouraged to attend a public information session where the benefits of lake-fed versus ground water systems will be discussed. The South Shore Breaker reports. | READ MORE
After more than 30 years of selling print and digital marketing solutions, Ed Cosman, associate publisher for Ground Water Canada, is retiring at the end of December.
Ottawa – The University of Saskatchewan and Natural Resources Canada signed a five-year memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening Canada's commitment to managing its freshwater resources in a time of rapid climate change.
Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate moved quickly to pass a five-year reauthorization of Farm Bill programs. Contained within the legislation is an NGWA-backed provision to greatly expand the authorization for a program supporting assistance for household water wells. National Ground Water Association reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – Health Canada is asking for comments from the public on three guidance documents for drinking water in Canada. Deadlines are in January and February.
Las Vegas, NV – Newly elected NGWA president Scott King, a Canadian hydrogeologist and the association’s first president to come from the Scientists and Engineers Section, was sworn in during the delegates meeting during Groundwater Week. National Ground Water Association reports. | READ MORE
St. Albert, Alta. – University of Alberta forestry researchers are studying the Grey Nuns White Spruce Park this winter to see if land-use changes are killing off the park’s white spruce trees. The St. Albert Gazette reports. | READ MORE
Smiths Falls, Ont. – Two years after fire destroyed a flea market near Smiths Falls, Ont., toxic chemicals from the foam firefighters used to douse the flames have appeared in the well water of homes half a kilometre away. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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