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The drilling of a well is a welcomed act for many people as it provides the necessity of water for their home or cottage. In Canada we are fortunate to have an abundance of ground water that can provide a reliable, year-round source of water for many municipalities and rural owners.
Downers Grove, IL – The Grundfos Technical Institute has released three new quick tip YouTube videos about seal replacement.
New Zealand – Scientists are testing whether woodchips and mānuka trees, known for their honey with anti-microbial properties, can help clean New Zealand's waterways. Stuff Science reports. | READ MORE
Gas flowing in water wells is usually considered an undesirable situation. It is a common enough occurrence in some areas that systems are in place to handle at least some of the aspects of this gas flow.
The National Ground Water Association has created this short video to help the public – and students in particular – understand the importance of ground water and consider the industry as a future career.
Switzerland – The editors of Reviews of Geophysics host a Q-and-A with researchers who are exploring scientific advances in observing, quantifying, measuring and predicting the characteristics and processes that occur when surface water and ground water interact. | READ MORE
Peace Region, B.C. – Geoscience BC has published the final report on a project that acquired, interpreted and shared new baseline scientific information about ground water resources in the Peace region of northeastern British Columbia.
Madison, WI – Supported by funding from the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute, researchers are addressing the question of how much ground water is being used by trees — and how the changing levels of available ground water may be affecting the trees’ growth over time. University of Wisconsin-Madison News reports. | READ MORE
College Station, Texas – International water law thought leader Gabriel Eckstein has published a new book, “The International Law of Transboundary Groundwater Resources,” forthcoming this week, Texas A&M University School of Law reports. | READ MORE
Australia – A newly developed mobile application can come to the aid of experts looking to source data on ground water level and create awareness about the issue among farmers. Money Control reports. | READ MORE
California – Stanford Earth’s Rosemary Knight recently spearheaded a project to map underground freshwater resources and forecast the intrusion of saltwater into aquifers beneath the California coastal town of Marina.
Whereas oil, gas, uranium, and other metal and mineral reservoirs (including diamonds!) are understood in this country, ground water reservoirs are still not fully understood.
Hyannis, MA – Scientists working on a research project on Cape Cod to study contaminants in drinking water updated the community recently in Hyannis. The project aims to understand how the contaminants, or PFASs, impact the public through well water, determine where they are coming from and find ways to limit exposure. CapeCod.com reports. | READ MORE
Washington State – Wells in northeastern Washington State often have high uranium concentrations, sometimes as much as 40 times the level considered safe for drinking water, indicates a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Hangzhou, China – A team of chemists from Zhejiang University have designed a membrane that filters salt out of water much more efficiently than the ones currently in use. Their method is based on a 66-year-old math paper by mathematician Alan Turing. Forbes reports. | READ MORE
Blacksburg, VA – Road salts commonly used in the winter to melt ice and keep roads clear are not being effectively absorbed by mitigation measures, allowing the salt to reach ground water and wells, says a Virginia Tech expert.
Dec. 5, 2017, Cambridge, MA – Environmental experts from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the University of Rhode Island are teaming up to learn more about chemicals that have contaminated water at sites across the United States.
Aarhus, Denmark – Nitrogen surplus from agriculture has a clear effect on the nitrogen status of the ground water, according to 70 years of Danish measurement data. EurekaAlert reports. | READ MORE
Sudbury, Ont. – The Canadian government has invested in a water filtration system made by Activated White Ltd. of Sudbury, Ont.
Minnetonka, MN – Summit Envirosolutions' ground water visualization tools were recognized with an innovation application award at the recent Digi International Global IoT Conference in Minneapolis, Minn.
State College, PA, and Dallas, TX – A team of researchers from Penn State and the University of Texas at Dallas recently designed a new slippery surface for water harvesting applications. This slippery solution, so named the slippery rough surface, was achieved through the process of biomimicry. Engineering.com reports. | READ MORE
Dec. 15, 2017, Australia – Australian research organization CSIRO has created a short video describing managed aquifer recharge, the concept of humans storing water underground.
India – With the aim of completely changing the way ground water is managed, the central government of India has proposed guidelines that stipulate all industries, mining and infrastructure dewatering projects that draw or propose to draw ground water will now need to obtain a no-objection certificate. Live Mint reports. | READ MORE
Tulsa, OK – Researchers at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma are proposing the use of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, or LIBS, as an analytical technique to detect a suite of elements in water samples. The University of Tulsa reports on the research. | READ MORE

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