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2011-05-20 18:58:00

Assembly Member Ricardo Lara & Assembly Member Roger Hernandez LAKEWOOD, Calif., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District hosted two of the state's rising stars in the Assembly, Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-South Gate) and Assembly Member Roger Hernandez (D-Baldwin Park). Both legislators had the opportunity to view key District projects throughout WRD's 420-square mile service area. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO)...

2011-04-04 20:01:00

WRD Endorses ACWA's Groundwater Management Objectives LAKEWOOD, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, ACWA released a new policy framework that calls on local water agencies throughout the state to implement groundwater management plans and strategies to meet sustainability objectives. The policy reasserted the importance of local agencies in managing groundwater and recommends 4 specific goals: 1) Local water agencies should implement groundwater management plans to...

2011-03-22 13:04:32

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are helping meet the water demands of a riparian desert region that is home to a national conservation area and a thriving military base. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) hydraulic engineer Dave Goodrich and hydrologist Russ Scott have been part of Arizona's Upper San Pedro Partnership (USPP)-a mix of 21 federal, state, and local groups managing the region's water-supply needs-since the association started in 1998. ARS is USDA's chief...

2011-03-21 13:27:00

LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robb Whitaker, General Manager for the Water Replenishment District (WRD), has been tapped as this year's recipient of the 'Recycled Water Advocate of the Year' award from the California Section of the WateReuse Association. The award recognizes an individual who has made "significant contributions to the advancement of water reuse through active support and promotion of recycled water." (Logo:...

2011-03-15 17:18:00

More than 4,000 participants learned about WRD's Mission to Protect, Preserve and Replenish Local Central Groundwater Basin & West Coast Groundwater Basin LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What do star fish and geckos have in common? They were all special guests at the Water Replenishment District's (WRD) 4th Annual Groundwater Festival "Treasure Beneath Our Feet." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO) With more than 4,300 guests...

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2011-03-01 13:32:08

Pioneering technology by scientists at Queen's University Belfast, which is transforming the lives of millions of people in Asia, is now being used to create safer drinking water in the United States. The award-winning system "“ Subterranean Arsenic Removal "“ removes arsenic from groundwater without using chemicals. It was developed by a team of European and Indian engineers led by Dr Bhaskar Sen Gupta in Queen's University School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering....

2011-02-28 16:57:00

Nearly 300 Wells Covering 420-Square Miles LAKEWOOD, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District (WRD) is starting construction of its newest groundwater monitoring well on the grounds of Manhattan Unified School District headquarters. The 1,800-foot- deep groundwater monitoring well is the latest to be installed by WRD, bringing the District's total number of groundwater monitoring wells to nearly 300 across its 420-square mile service area. (Logo:...

2011-02-20 22:00:21

"Over the last couple of generations, there has been a huge amount of groundwater pollution worldwide, and this has had a negative impact on our drinking water supply," says Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Canada Research Chair in Isotope Geochemistry of the Earth and the Environment at the University of Toronto. Sherwood Lollar is taking part in the THINK CANADA Press Breakfast Sunday at AAAS. Her research examines society's efforts to reverse and stop groundwater pollution, and the effectiveness...

2011-02-15 14:29:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally recognized water quality, water treatment, and groundwater remediation expert Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., recently joined Geosyntec Consultants (www.geosyntec.com) as Principal based in the firm's Oakland, Ca., office. With more than 35 years of experience, contributions to over 80 technical publications, and more than 150 presentations to audiences that included congressional and state committees, Dr. Kavanaugh is a proven...

2011-02-04 15:04:00

Local Water District is a step closer to 'drought proofing' Southern California LAKEWOOD, Calif., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move to increase local groundwater supplies, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), with Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County held their first meeting of the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) that will govern the implementation of the Groundwater Reliability...


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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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2009-07-06 17:58:20

The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...

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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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