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Forecasting Future Water Levels Of Crucial Agricultural Aquifer
2013-08-27 06:24:50

Kansas State University If current irrigation trends continue, 69 percent of the groundwater stored in the High Plains Aquifer of Kansas will be depleted in 50 years. But immediately reducing water use could extend the aquifer's lifetime and increase net agricultural production through the year 2110. Those findings are part of a recently published study by David Steward, professor of civil engineering, and colleagues at Kansas State University. The study investigates the future...

2013-08-26 12:21:22

NEW YORK, August 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynamic Applications Corp. (OTCBB: DYAP), a distributor of advanced underground environmental control systems, announced today that the Sensoil Vadose Monitoring System (VMS), represented by Dynamic Applications, has been purchased and installed by the University of Liege in Belgium, as part of a program that will study the geological effects of groundwater contamination. The system will be used to study the effects of...

2013-08-23 10:51:11

A new model to predict the risk of contaminants in groundwater will save those who use it significant time and money, highlighting drinking water quality issues in the process. This model is currently being implemented in China to determine the spread of groundwater contamination by arsenic. "Arsenic poisoning due to the use of contaminated drinking water is a major health problem in many parts of the world," explained Dr. Luis Rodriguez-Lado, a researcher on the model design team....

2013-08-20 10:28:15

Scientists have devised a better way to protect groundwater from acids, heavy metals and toxic chemicals, helping to secure the Earth’s main freshwater supply. The advance is a major step towards shielding groundwater from mining, industrial and domestic waste, all of which can contaminate the water for decades, rendering it unusable and undrinkable. A team led by Professor Derek Eamus at The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) and University of Technology...

2013-07-23 11:25:32

Water scientists are using heat to measure the extent to which some of Australia’s inland rivers and streams could dry up due to over-extraction of groundwater. During the Millennium Drought a number of rivers and streams in the Murray-Darling Basin dried up partly as a result of over-extraction from the aquifers that normally keep them flowing. In a bid to understand the problem better and to help federal and state water managers secure our water supplies, researchers...

2013-07-19 14:36:59

According to study, inaction will lead to 'major setback' in economic development and food security for the poorest people in Ghana, Burkina Faso and other countries in West Africa A new study released today finds that so much water may be lost in the Volta River Basin due to climate change that planned hydroelectric projects to boost energy and food production may only tread water in keeping up with actual demand. Some 24 million people in Ghana, Burkina Faso and four other neighboring...

2013-07-01 08:22:21

NEW YORK, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynamic Applications Corp. (OTCBB: DYAP), a United States distributor of Sensoil Ltd's advanced underground environmental control systems, announced today that a primary Sensoil product offering, the VMS System, a warning system to immediately alert industrial and governmental customers to the presence of ground contaminants, has been installed by Sensoil to prevent groundwater contamination under a landfill in Hod Hasaron, a township...

2013-06-27 23:37:25

NJ DEP made changes to their Vapor Intrusion guidance on sampling and mitigation. They addressed changes in concentrations in certain chemicals and also discussed background levels of existing chemicals in the household. New Jersey (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Changes in New Jersey’s VI guidance, and in a handful of associated documents, parallel ongoing changes to EPA’s VI approach, especially regarding the toxicity of some compounds. New Jersey's guidance specifies that “Individuals...

2013-06-24 19:42:05

Leonardo da Vinci once remarked “we know more about celestial bodies than the Earth underfoot”, and in 500 years not a lot has changed - especially where most of our fresh water is concerned. Now a team of researchers from the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) is boldly going where no-one has yet gone before – into the densest layers of rock, sediment and clay that rule the fate of 97 per cent of the Earth’s fresh water. Engineers Dr Wendy Timms, Dr...

Australian Lake Relatively Untouched By Climate Change
2013-06-04 14:55:23

University of Adelaide Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found that a lake on an island off the coast of Queensland, Australia, has been relatively untouched by changes in climate for the past 7000 years, and has so far also resisted the impact of humans. Blue Lake, one of the largest lakes on North Stradbroke Island, southeast of Brisbane, has been the focus of research examining the lake's response to environmental change over time. Researchers studied the lake's water...


Latest Groundwater Reference Libraries

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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