Education
Westerville, OH – Four firms will help underwrite the Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Groundwater Science to foster interest and excellence in ground water science and technology.
Oakville, ON – Grundfos is providing online courses and webinars covering such topics as HVAC, plumbing, wastewater, fire protection, ground water and water treatment.
Ottawa – The University of Ottawa is offering a couple of two-day courses in December focusing on geotechnical engineering and design and membrane separation technology.
Oakland, CA – A new study from the Pacific Institute has found that even as California undergoes an extreme drought, agricultural output is at a record level, Fusion reports. | READ MORE
Vaughan, Ont. – The Ontario Water Works Association will host a workshop to help ground water stakeholders make smarter choices for ground water systems through energy management; reclaiming or stretching existing infrastructure; or right-sizing the infrastructure at ground water facilities.
I like to compare maintaining a water well to owning a vehicle. My first car was a Honda Accord. At 16 years old, the last thing I wanted to do was spend money on maintenance. I skipped changing the oil; I never considered that the many filters in the car needed to be replaced.
July 6, 2015, Vancouver – Simon Fraser University formally launched the Pacific Water Research Centre during the Canadian Water Summit in Vancouver June 24-26.
June 17, 2015, Washington – A discussion focused on building a water quality trading program in the U.S. will be webcast by the World Resources Institute on June 18, 2015, starting at 9 a.m. EDT.
May 21, 2015, Berwick, N.S. – The Ecology Action Centre’s of Annapolis Valley recently held a public workshop and offered a take-home kit to help well owners get started on drinking water testing. The Kings County Register reports. | READ MORE
May 19, 2015, Washington – Many Americans believe water shortage issues haven't hit close to home and that the problems in California and Texas are extreme weather-related droughts that will cycle through and eventually go away. Jenny R. Kehl, director of the Center for Water Policy, says nothing could be farther from the truth. The Washington Examiner reports. | READ MORE
Water well drillers are involved in the development, protection and production of Canada’s ground water resources, providing a water supply for up to 30 per cent of Canada’s population.
Apri 8, 2015, Sundre, Alta. – Private water well owners in the Sundre, Alta., district were presented with information on properly maintaining and safeguarding their supply at a recent working well workshop, The Mountain View Gazette reports. | READ MORE
April 1, 2015, Toronto – The quality of that water is second only to hospitals in terms of what Canadians want their taxes to fund, ahead of roads, schools and public transit, but as confidence has risen, the value they put on our clean drinking water has slipped, suggests a RBC study.
March 25, 2015, Easton, CT – The Connecticut Department of Public Health has released a new federally funded statewide video series on private wells to help well owners make sure their drinking water is safe, the Easton Courier reports. | READ MORE
Members of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority in Ontario explore the connection between ground water and maple syrup.
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