Sustainability
Berkeley County, SC – Google's data centre in Berkeley County, S.C., needed more water for cooling, and South Carolina just granted permission for the search giant to pump up to 549 million gallons of ground water every year to cover that need. PC reports. | READ MORE
Gimli, Man. – A wetland property along the west shore of Lake Winnipeg in the Rural Municipality of Gimli is the latest to be purchased by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Ottawa – Carleton University researchers have received more than $200,000 in combined funding for work that will help prevent the contamination of ground water and improve the healthy behaviour of Canadians.
Washington, DC – The World Resources Institute's updated Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas finds that 17 countries, which are home to a quarter of the world’s population, face “extremely high” water stress.
Santa Barbara, CA – A new study published in the journal Nature and Sustainability finds water wells are being drilled deeper and deeper since the 1950s and that the practice is an unsustainable stopgap to ground water depletion. UC Santa Barbara's The Current reports. | READ MORE
Water re-allocation projects are political but should be backed up by rigorous evidence in order to negotiate the trade-offs for cities and rural areas, suggests a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.
British Columbia – Veteran water well driller David Slade encourages B.C. farmers and ranchers who are well owners to have their wells licensed as a way to protect their rights and give regulators vital information about ground water mapping and use. Read his opinion piece in the Cowichan Valley Citizen. | READ MORE
Toronto – A new, free resource, Canada's Arctic Marine Atlas, provides an overview of how humans and wildlife are faring in this changing environment.
Reston, VA – Water use across the United States reached its lowest recorded level in 45 years in 2015, indicates a new report from the United States Geological Survey.
New Brunswick – According to some scientists and conservationists, tree-shorn areas in New Brunswick contributed to the record flooding along the St. John River this spring and may be affecting ground water there and in other areas of Canada. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Carpinteria, CA – Carpinteria Valley Water District in California is poised to vote on whether to conduct environmental studies on a project that would take wastewater treated at Carpinteria Sanitary District and pump it into the valley's ground water basin. CoastalView.com reports. | READ MORE
Odessa, WA – So much water has been taken from the Odessa Aquifer in Washington state that, in some areas, its water levels have dropped 10 feet per year. Although the aquifer is close to gone, it still is being tapped for farming and other uses. The Spokesman-Review reports. | READ MORE
Guelph, Ont. – The City of Guelph has signed an agreement to provide Nestlé Waters Canada with access to analysis from its science-based ground water flow model through a consultant. Guelph Today reports. | READ MORE
Edmonton – Alberta’s municipal governments need to be more careful about allowing prime farmland to be gobbled up for residential and industrial use, according to a new report out of the University of Alberta. Folio reports. | READ MORE
Fox Creek, Alta. – A new study shows fluid buildup, not injection rate, triggered hundreds of temblors around Fox Creek, Alta. Science News reports. | READ MORE
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