Madison, WI – Supported by funding from the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute, researchers are addressing the question of how much ground water is being used by trees — and how the changing levels of available ground water may be affecting the trees’ growth over time. University of Wisconsin-Madison News reports. | READ MORE
College Station, Texas – International water law thought leader Gabriel Eckstein has published a new book, “The International Law of Transboundary Groundwater Resources,” forthcoming this week, Texas A&M University School of Law reports. | READ MORE
Australia – A newly developed mobile application can come to the aid of experts looking to source data on ground water level and create awareness about the issue among farmers. Money Control reports. | READ MORE
California – Stanford Earth’s Rosemary Knight recently spearheaded a project to map underground freshwater resources and forecast the intrusion of saltwater into aquifers beneath the California coastal town of Marina.
Whereas oil, gas, uranium, and other metal and mineral reservoirs (including diamonds!) are understood in this country, ground water reservoirs are still not fully understood.
Peace River, B.C. – Geoscience BC is set to continue work this spring on its mapping of ground water resources throughout the Peace River valley. Information from these wells will be used to ground-proof results from previous aerial surveys. Alaska Highway News reports. | READ MORE
Breisgau, Germany – A team of international researchers led by a University of Freiburg hydrologist suggests the inclusion of currently missing key hydrological processes in large-scale climate change impact models can significantly improve our estimates of water availability. Innovations Report summarizes the study. | READ MORE
Dundurn, Sask. – A farmer and former professor and extension specialist at the University of Saskatchewan explores mapping of water table moisture and discusses such data resources as the historic Grey Books and current Water Security Agency in Moose Jaw. Grainews reports. | READ MORE
Lawrence, KS – Crews are undertaking an annual effort to monitor changes in ground water levels in western and central Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal Online reports. | READ MORE
Vancouver – Less than six per cent of ground water in the upper two kilometres of the Earth is renewable within a human lifetime, a new study led by a British Columbia scientist indicates. The study distinguishes between old and new ground water.  CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Yakima Valley, WA – Federal scientists have developed a new tool that can trace contaminated water found in Yakima Valley wells back to its general source area, the U.S. Geological Survey announced. The Yakima-Herald reports. | READ MORE
Sioux Falls, SD – The City of Sioux Falls and the United States Geological Survey are conducting a state-of-the-art ground water survey this fall.
Greenbelt, MD – Scientists using data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) have found that the ground water beneath Northern India has been receding by as much as one foot per year over the past decade. After examining many environmental and climate factors, the team of hydrologists led by Matt Rodell of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., concluded that the loss is almost entirely due to human consumption. The animation shown here depicts the change in ground water levels as measured each month from January 2003 to June 2013.
Washington, DC – Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the chances of being home to some form of life. The Guardian reports. | READ MORE
Simcoe, Ont. – Unmanned aerial vehicles and systems, or drones, promise to create countless economic benefits for such industries as firefighting, heavy construction, forestry, groundwater mapping, security, agriculture, law enforcement and real estate. Helicopters magazine will present a webinar detailing their potential. | READ MORE
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