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2013-04-23 08:27:10

OLYMPIA, Wash., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week it was announced that the recently released 2013-15 House and Senate Capital Budgets include approximately $32 million in capital funding (from the Columbia River Water Supply Development Account) to help the Odessa Aquifer. The $32 million included in the capital budgets is a result of efforts by key legislators (such as Rep. Judy Warnick and Sen. Mark Schoesler, etc.) and the Department of Ecology's Office of the Columbia River...

2013-04-10 10:44:17

Australian scientists have devised a way to model polluted groundwater with computer simulation — and better protect the Earth´s main fresh water supply. Researchers at the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) have developed a new model to predict where — and how fast — polluted groundwater can move from a contaminated site, allowing water managers to better locate and clean up the water. This could help defeat an emerging threat beneath...

Salt Levels In Draa Basin Groundwater A Detriment To Farming
2013-04-08 19:37:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Arid but habitable regions around the world depend on limited water resources for drinking and crop irrigation. Any disruption or contamination of the water supply could be a major problem for a local population. The Draa Basin in Sub-Saharan Africa is one such region, as it has relied on runoff from Morocco's High Atlas Mountains. It has also been dammed and directed toward oases hundreds of miles to the south. A group of...

2013-03-25 23:03:48

Sureaqua, portable water filter company, have released a series of two articles outlining the dangers of water pollution, as well as the do's and don't of pollution prevention, for families camping or caravaning this long weekend. (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 According to the Watershed Assessment published online by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States consists of 6,459,606 acres of good water versus 13,606,107 acres of impaired, or polluted water. Sureaqua, portable water...

2013-03-22 16:21:37

Cities flip-flop on notifying residents about water rates LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, three cities and a private water agency went to court in an attempt to stop the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) from notifying the public about the rate setting process and scheduled public hearing. The cities of Signal Hill, Downey and Cerritos asked the court to enjoin WRD from sending notices to approximately 800,000 property owners...

2013-03-16 20:20:08

Attendees learn about groundwater and its vital importance to the region LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) kicked off its 6th Annual Groundwater Festival "Treasure Beneath Our Feet" Saturday at its headquarters in Lakewood, California, with nearly 3,000 community participants enjoying the festivities and engaging the festival's presenters. (Logo:...

2013-03-13 12:27:00

LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Water Replenishment District of Southern California: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130313/DC76434) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO) WHAT: The 6(th) Annual Groundwater Festival "Treasure Beneath Our Feet" coincides with National Groundwater Awareness Week, which runs from March 10th to the 16(th), recognizing the importance of groundwater as a...

2013-03-05 10:35:15

Human activities are not the primary cause of arsenic found in groundwater in Bangladesh. Instead, a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Barnard College, Columbia University, University of Dhaka, Desert Research Institute and University of Tennessee found that the arsenic in groundwater in the region is part of a natural process that predates any recent human activity, such as intensive pumping. The results appear in the March 4 edition of the Proceedings...

2013-02-12 12:20:44

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study using data from a pair of gravity-measuring NASA satellites finds that large parts of the arid Middle East region lost freshwater reserves rapidly during the past decade. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Scientists at the University of California at Irvine (UC Irvine); NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; and the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., found...

2013-01-14 10:32:05

Invading seawater threatens to pollute or destroy scores of Australia´s coastal water supplies, water scientists have warned. And in many urban areas, thousands of bore owners pump groundwater unabated, leading to potential “tragedy of the commons” situations. In a recent report on the risk of seawater intrusion into coastal aquifers, researchers at the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) and Geoscience Australia for the National Water...


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Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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