Education
Las Vegas, NV – If you've missed him on the circuit, now is your chance to hear Peter S. Cartwright discuss water quality and emerging contaminants. Cartwright, an authority in this field, delivered his farewell lecture of the 2016 McEllhiney Lecture Series during Groundwater Week in December.
Edmonton – Alberta Environment and Parks is reminding water well service people, property owners and the public that well pits increase the risk of contamination to the water source and are a safety hazard for anyone who enters to service or repair the well.
Calgary – The landmark 1979 textbook Groundwater by Allan Freeze and John Cherry is now available as a free download by Hydrogeologists Without Borders.
What is the state of ground water in Canada today? Leading ground water scientist Alfonso Rivera helps us kick off 2017 by laying out what we know and what we don't know about ground water in this country, and by identifying key issues to help us map out the road ahead to responsible water stewardship.
When buying a home in the country, water should be one of the most critical considerations. Buyers will often trust the seller or realtor when a water sample is submitted to the local health unit. In some cases, the buyer will simply receive the test results through their lawyer. The goal of this column is to raise awareness that tampering with a water sample may occur and there is potential for illness.
Iqaluit, Nunavut – A new University of Laval study uses numerical simulations of ground water flow and heat transport to provide insight into the interaction between shallow ground water flow and thermal dynamics related to permafrost thaw and thaw settlement at the Iqaluit Airport taxiway in Nunavut.
Westerville, OH – Recordings of the Advances in Remediation Solutions Webinar Series based on the similarly titled column in NGWA’s journal, Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation, are available for purchase in the National Ground Water Association's recordings archive.
Reston, VA – Large precipitation events that occur about every 10 years are a critical source of recharge for replenishing ground water resources, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Reclamation.
The classic book and practical manual Developing Groundwater: A guide for rural water supply is now available online from the Practical Action website for free download. UPGro reports. | READ MORE
Westerville, OH – Private water well owners, and local officials involved with well owners, are invited to view a series of free one-hour webinars offered by the National Ground Water Association.
Lexington, KY – An innovative maze of neon green steel tubes in Jacobson Park in Lexington, Ky., is playing music created by a local composer based on temperature, flow and conductivity data drawn from Kentucky’s ground water. 89.3 WFPL reports. | READ MORE
Simcoe, Ont. – The Environment and Climate Change Canada lists several potential sources of contamination for water wells.  Here is a rundown worth sharing with well owners.
Urbana, IL – Here are nine best practices for private well management provided by PrivateWellClass.org. The first applies to all the others: keep good well records.
Urbana, IL – As this video from PrivateWellClass.org explains, there are a number of things a private well owner should check when a well is exposed to a forest fire.
With climate change finally taking its rightful place at the centre of world attention, and closely related ground water issues joining it, well drillers have an increasingly important role to play in educating the public about this precious resource.
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