Sustainability
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
Jan. 10, 2018, Delta, B.C. – Results from test well pumping at Diefenbaker Park in Delta, B.C., indicate there isn’t enough available potable ground water to build an emergency well should there be a significant disruption to Delta’s water distribution system, such as a major seismic event. The Delta Optimist reports. | READ MORE
Nov. 29, 2017, Durham, NC – A new U.S. report based on findings from the Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum at Duke University last May and June recommends making simultaneously rising aquifers and a growing economy a new goal toward ground water sustainability.
Nov. 20, 2017, Colorado – Following a prolonged drought, farmers in southern Colorado are trying a bold experiment: they're taxing themselves to boost ground water conservation. The plan appears to be working. NPR reports. | READ MORE
Abu Dhabi, UAE – By 2020 Abu Dhabi will recycle and reuse all of its wastewater within the emirate. It currently reuses only five per cent of its treated wastewater, 60 per cent ground water and 35 per cent desalinated water, Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi said in a report shared via Gulf News. | READ MORE
Aberfoyle, Ont. – Councillors of Puslinch Township, Ont., recently heard a presentation on concerns over plans by nearby Cambridge and Guelph to increase city water supplies in the future. The Wellington Advertiser reports. | READ MORE
Sweden – Sweden is undergoing water shortages, with 2016 the driest year it has faced in 40 years. Since Autumn 2015, many parts of the country have had 100 to 200 millimetres less rain than usual.  Financial Express reports. | READ MORE
Rye Brook, NY – International water technology company Xylem today published its 2016 Sustainability Report, which outlines its progress in advancing solutions to international water and energy resource challenges.
Iqaluit, Nunavut – Iqaluit may face a water shortage within five years, owing to shifting seasons, faster warming in the Arctic than anywhere on Earth and a growing population. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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