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2010-11-01 09:46:00

DENVER, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading hydrogeologists for ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, will chair a topical session surrounding remediation methods for karst environments during the 122nd Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Oct. 31-Nov. 3, in Denver, Colo. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090710/LA44654LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-10-29 13:35:01

The nation's top groundwater experts gather in Canberra on Monday for the first national summit on threats, opportunities and policy solutions for one of our most vital resources. The Challenge of Sustainable Management will be held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra from October 31 to November 4, 2010. Organised by the Geological Society of Australia (GSA) in conjunction with the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), conference highlights include:"¢ The World...

2010-10-19 17:57:00

LAKEWOOD, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) Director Lillian Kawasaki has been appointed to the California Water Update Plan 2013 Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to help address the state's serious water challenges. Kawasaki, who is Vice President of the WRD Board, was appointed to the PAC because of her extensive water agency experience as well as her background as an environmental administrator. She was the first General...

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2010-09-28 14:21:29

Researchers analyze decade's worth of GPS data for study A large section of northwestern Harris County "“ particularly the Jersey Village area "“ is sinking rapidly, according to a University of Houston (UH) geologist who has analyzed GPS data measuring ground elevation in the Houston area. Some points in Jersey Village are subsiding by up to 5.5 centimeters (about 2 inches) a year, said Shuhab Khan, an associate professor of geology at UH. Khan, along with UH geology professor...

2010-09-27 17:31:54

Elevated concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus, nutrients that can negatively impact aquatic ecosystems and human health, have remained the same or increased in many streams and aquifers across the Nation since the early 1990's, according to a new national study by the U.S. Geological Survey. "This USGS report provides the most comprehensive national-scale assessment to date of nitrogen and phosphorus in our streams and groundwater," said Marcia McNutt, USGS Director. "For years we have...

2010-09-25 00:27:08

In recent decades, the rate at which humans worldwide are pumping dry the vast underground stores of water that billions depend on has more than doubled, say scientists who have conducted an unusual, global assessment of groundwater use. These fast-shrinking subterranean reservoirs are essential to daily life and agriculture in many regions, while also sustaining streams, wetlands, and ecosystems and resisting land subsidence and salt water intrusion into fresh water supplies. Today, people...

2010-09-13 15:00:00

Pre-eminent Association Recognizes WRD Innovative Water Projects LAKEWOOD, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pre-eminent WateReuse Association has named the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) the WateReuse Institution of the Year for 2010. The award recognizes institutions whose significance and contributions to the community continue to advance the water reuse industry. The award was presented at the 25th Annual WateReuse Symposium in Washington,...

2010-09-09 20:52:00

Federal Funds Awarded to Help Develop Local Water Supplies LAKEWOOD, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-38th) today announced the award of $300,000 in 2010 WaterSmart funding to the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD). At a joint press conference with officials from WRD and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, Napolitano said the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) award will be used to develop WRD's Groundwater Basin...

2010-09-08 13:32:41

Helping understand ecosystem changes and improving restoration with soil data Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new research finds that conditions in the vadose zone, the unsaturated soil below the surface but above the water table, are of particular importance to seedling survival in coastal floodplain ecosystems. ...

2010-08-27 18:45:00

Event highlights So Cal's Water Challenges and WRD Innovative Solutions LAKEWOOD, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local leaders and community stakeholders packed the Water Replenishment District of Southern California's (WRD) headquarters for the 2nd Water 101 Forum. The event was designed to update local officials on current federal and local water projects and legislation designed to address the State's water challenges. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-39), member of the...


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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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.