Few people in Canada have thought more deeply about ground water than Dr. Alfonso Rivera, the Chief Hydrogeologist of the Geological Survey of Canada. Dr. Rivera shared with us his thoughts on the past, present and future of ground water.
Surrey, B.C. – Kwantlen Polytechnic University has launched a new course to meet the strong demand for qualified workers to maintain the network that safely delivers water to homes and businesses.
The International Association of Hydrogeologists has added an education section to its website aimed at two audiences: the general public, and students and professionals.
Ottawa – The guidance document Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environment and Human Health: Zinc is now posted on the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment website. | READ MORE
Springfield, IL – The Illinois Department of Public Health has published a fact sheet that provides answers to questions about methane in drinking water. The document, in web and PDF formats, explains what methane is, how it can enter ground water, how it can affect your health and what you can do to prevent or reduce exposure to it. | READ MORE
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.
Reston, VA – A recent update to an assessment of trends in ground water supply, including an easy-to-use interactive map, has been announced by the U.S. Geological Survey to help professionals identify emerging problems. Water Online reports. | READ MORE
Cambridge, MA – Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found that small water basins formed in humid climates are heavily shaped by the local ground water, which acts to carve out shorter, wider basins. MIT News reports. | 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
Urbana-Champaign, IL – A new study has identified microplastic fibres, along with a variety of medicines and household contaminants, in two fractured limestone aquifer systems in Illinois.
Bacterial water contamination is a serious issue that has ramifications for human health. The importance of a health-unit water test cannot be overstated as it can identify potential for illness due to bacteria present in water.
University Park, PA – Chemical clues in waters near Marcellus Shale gas wells in rural Pennsylvania can identify new drilling-related sources of methane contamination, according to scientists at Penn State University.
Houston, TX – Scientists from Rice University in Texas are developing technology to remove contaminants from water – but only as many as necessary. Technologynetworks.com reports. | READ MORE
Waterloo, Ont. – Progress on new artificial intelligence technology could make monitoring at water treatment plants cheaper and easier and help safeguard public health, suggest researchers at the University of Waterloo.
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
Vancouver – The Networks of Centres of Excellence will provide $1.6 million over four years to a UBC-led clean water research program as part of $92 million in new funding to help researchers solve current issues and transfer knowledge to practice for end-users.
Watson Lake, Yukon – An atmospheric water generator created by a Calgary company is being used by the Liard First Nation in Yukon to gather moisture from the air like a dehumidifier, then purify it for drinking by using UV light. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Memphis, TN – A Lowe’s store is about to sell 300 plastic buckets to the University of Memphis that are part of a much broader effort by the university to map breaches in the aquifers that hold Memphis' ground water. The Daily Memphian reports. | READ MORE
Kelowna, B.C. – Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a novel, low-cost technique that quickly and accurately detects cryptosporidium contamination in water samples. Kelowna Captial News reports. | READ MORE
Hamilton, Ont. – A new study by the United Nations University compares for the first time the effectiveness and costs of different technologies designed to remove poisonous arsenic from ground water.
Saskatoon, SK – An inexpensive Swedish invention, known as a biobed, uses bioremediation, or the breaking down of pesticide waste to keep it out of ground water, wetlands, rivers and lakes. Western Producer reports. | READ MORE
Alberta Water Well Drilling Association convention and trade show
April 25-28, 2019
Creating Customer Connections
May 8-9, 2019
GAC-MAC-IAH Québec 2019 (geology, mineralogy, hydrogeology)
May 12-15, 2019
Canadian Water Resources Association National Conference
May 26-31, 2019
BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show
May 26-28, 2019
CIPH Annual Business Conference
June 16-18, 2019