Education
Westerville, OH – The National Ground Water Association's WellOwner.org hub hosts a video channel featuring short films on well cleaning, decommissioning and other topics of interest to well owners.
Ottawa – Water education groups Blue Drinks Ottawa and Water Rangers are holding a World Water Day event March 22 featuring speakers and water quality kit training.
Simcoe, Ont. – The Municipal District of Lesser Slave River in Alberta has posted an impressive list of 100 ways to conserve water.
Oxford, U.K. – Researchers from the the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science and the School of Geography and the Environment believe they have discovered a new way of accurately estimating ground water resources in Africa, using low-cost mobile technologies fitted to existing hand pumps. University of Oxford reports. | READ MORE
Waterloo, Ont. – The Children's Water Education Council provides a slate of tools for educating students about the importance of water conservation, protection, technology and ecology – among them a list of children's ground water festivals.
Toronto – The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum will present a series of webinars based on its 2016 conversations about major issues. The first webinar, on employer engagement, will take place on Feb. 22.
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
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