Education
Jan. 26, 2015, Westerville, OH – The National Ground Water Association will study the effectiveness of public awareness outreach to private water well owners for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jan. 22, 2015, Sparwood, B.C. – Members of Health Canada delivered an information session to Elk Valley, B.C., residents on the dangers of radon, a radioactive gas formed by the breakdown of uranium deposits in soil, rock and ground water exposure. The Free Press reports. | READ MORE
Jan. 9, 2015, Peterborough, Ont. – Those planning to register for the January OGWA/Fleming College Regional Training Programs have another week to sign up.
Nov. 27, 2014, Timmins, Ont. – Scientists have discovered the oldest water yet found on Earth, dating back to at least 1.5 billion years, in an Ontario mine, reports NDTV. | READ MORE
Aug. 19, 2014, Cleveland, OH – Courses are available for those interested training on how to administer maintenance inspection programs and improve sewer system performance levels.
July 28, 2014, Westerville, OH – A free, short online lesson about nitrate in drinking water and what to do about it is available to household water well owners on the NGWA website.
When the town of Gibsons, B.C., embarked on the community-outreach component of its aquifer-mapping study, the goal was to foster engagement in the town’s efforts to sustain and protect its most precious resource. Evidently, it’s working.
As Ground Water Canada celebrates its 40th anniversary, we wanted to take the time to recognize the programs at Red Deer College in Alberta and Sir Sanford Fleming College in Ontario for the long-standing foundation they have been providing to up-and-coming drillers in the industry. Here’s a look back at two past alumni who got their start in the programs.
May 15, 2014, Regina – The University of Regina has opened a $13-million research centre that will study the effects of society and the environment on water quality, availability, use and protection, reports Metro News. | READ MORE
May 12, 2014, Westerville, OH – Registration is open for two free webinars on water well construction and water testing in proximity to hydraulic fracturing being offered by the National Ground Water Association.
This video tutorial demonstrates how to search for groundwater-related information in Ecology's Environmental Information Management System (EIM).
Feb. 19, 2014, Canada - Alfonso Rivera, a prominent hydrogeologist, has compiled the work of over 40 noted Canadian ground water scientists to produce a comprehensive assessment of Canada’s ground water resources. His new book is called Canada's Groundwater Resources.
Attendance was up at this year’s National Ground Water Association Groundwater Expo, and you could certainly feel it as the folks poured in when the doors opened Dec. 4. The NGWA reported an increase in every attendance category and listed over 300 companies as exhibitors.
Despite the wealth of information available to us these days, many of today’s best and brightest business leaders still make poor decisions. This is unfortunate, because sound decision making is at the heart of every company’s success
Jan. 8, 2013, Montreal – Until 1999, Montreal's snow used to be dumped straight into the St. Lawrence River, but stricter environmental regulations halted that practice. Today, snow is dumped in a former quarry, 11 snow dumps and 16 sewer chutes, reports the Montreal Gazette. | READ MORE
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