Education
Recent Canadian and U.S. studies suggest that a maximum acceptable concentration for manganese in drinking water should be set to protect children from manganese neurotoxicity, according to the journal Environment International. The risk analysis is meant to guide decision-makers responsible for developing these standards. Science Direct reports. | READ MORE
Outreach efforts by J.B. Wilson and Son Well Drilling, the University of Windsor and Fleming College are giving post-secondary science students who may someday work as consultants a taste of what’s involved in drilling a water well and encouraging high school students to seriously consider a career in drilling.
In my 20 years of experience in the field of water quality, I have heard many perceptions expressed by people regarding the water at their home or cottage. Some of these beliefs are inaccurate.
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.
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
Westerville, OH – Holly Richter, PhD, Arizona water projects director for The Nature Conservancy, will give the keynote presentation at the upcoming Groundwater Issues and Science Affecting Policy and Management in the Southwest conference, Feb. 26-27 in Albuquerque, N.M.
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