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2012-03-13 09:10:04

One in 10 people living in California's most productive agricultural areas is at risk for harmful levels of nitrate contamination in their drinking water, according to a report released today by the University of California, Davis. The report was commissioned by the California State Water Resources Control Board. "Cleaning up nitrate in groundwater is a complex problem with no single solution," said Jay Lund, director of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and a report co-author....

2012-03-08 14:01:00

DOWNEY, Calif., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Park Water Company (Park) recognizes the vital importance that groundwater and infrastructure have on customers. To promote groundwater awareness, Park will celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 11-17, 2012 at Water Replenishment District's (WRD) annual groundwater festival. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, "More than 90% of all drinking water systems rely on groundwater to supply the population with drinking...

2012-03-07 18:28:00

WRD Celebrates with its 5th Annual Groundwater Festival LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) encourages everyone to observe National Groundwater Awareness Week and to understand the vital importance of groundwater to the urban areas of southeast Los Angeles County, where 40% of the water used is groundwater. Rural areas of America are even more dependent on groundwater, which accounts for approximately...

2012-03-01 01:51:37

There are no legal limits for uranium concentrations in water in the EU Monitoring the construction of wells, avoid over-exploiting cold groundwater close to hot groundwater, and controlling mineral water extraction. These are the recommendations from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona, after analysing the contamination of La Selva geothermal system, above all by arsenic pollution. In this region, which is known for its spa resorts and bottling plants,...

2012-02-21 14:04:42

Human activity is likely a greater threat to coastal groundwater used for drinking water supplies than rising sea levels from climate change, according to a study conducted by geoscientists from the University of Saskatchewan and McGill University in Montreal. Grant Ferguson from the U of S Department of Civil and Geological Engineering worked with Tom Gleeson from McGill's Department of Civil Engineering to examine data from more than 1,400 coastal watersheds. What they found was that...

2012-02-13 13:14:18

In the heart of the Mojave Desert vast torrents of water flow freely in massive fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines and casino waterfalls: the prodigality that characterizes Las Vegas is sucking America dry, says one of the world´s leading water authorities. The issue of overexploitation of precious groundwater resources in an arid land faces Australia too, cautions Robert Glennon, Professor of Law at the University of Arizona and author of the book Unquenchable: America´s...

2012-01-19 11:29:57

Four of the world´s leading authorities on global and regional water issues will gather in Sydney next week (Jan 23-27) to advise on Australia´s groundwater research and training needs. The four experts are members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of Australia´s National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NGCRT). “This is a critical time for groundwater,” says Centre Director Professor Craig Simmons. “Aquifers are being...

2012-01-18 10:06:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public meeting and hearing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, to outline its plan to clean up a former paint fabricating facility in Akron, Lancaster County. The meeting and hearing will be held at the Akron Elementary School at 125 South 11th St. "DEP would like to provide an opportunity for interested residents and companies to ask questions and voice any concerns at this...

2012-01-16 11:00:07

Groundwater will be a major determinant of Australia´s future as the climate warms and our population swells, a leading water scientist cautioned today. “Groundwater makes up 97% of the fresh water on the planet. It currently supplies around 20% of humanity´s drinking water and 30% of our total water use,” says Professor Craig Simmons, Director of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT). “However it will be far more important in...

2012-01-09 12:44:38

International water scientists today issued a call for action over the growing threat to the world´s groundwater supplies from over-extraction and pollution. Water supplies will begin running out in critical regions where they support cities, industries and food production by 2030 unless urgent steps are taken to better manage the resource, they cautioned. “The world has experienced a boom in groundwater use, more than doubling the rate of extraction between 1960 and 2000...


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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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