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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...

2011-12-22 12:00:00

Northrop Grumman recently provided a grant to Rose State College to be used for the digging of an educational water well. Midwest City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 A grant to Rose State College by Aerospace and defense giant, Northrop Grumman, provided for the digging of a water well on the campus to be used for educational purposes. Rose State environmental science professor, Dan Ratcliff, said the well will help environmental science students understand important scientific issues...

2011-12-14 08:00:00

Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, a National Law Firm, Urges the EPA to Continue Investigating Groundwater Contamination in Areas where Gas Exploration and Hydraulic Fracturing are Occurring in Light of its Recent Findings in Pavillion, Wyoming. New York, New York (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 Parker Waichman Alonso LLP urges the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue investigating groundwater contamination in areas where natural gas exploration and hydraulic fracturing are occurring. On...

2011-12-09 02:00:00

The Central Basin Board approves an extended review period for draft environmental impact report at request of stakeholders COMMERCE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Central Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors voted Wednesday to extend the deadline for public comment on the draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) of the Central Basin Groundwater Storage Plan until March 1, 2012. This extension, which gives stakeholders and interested...

Grace Mission Helps Monitor Drought In the US
2011-12-01 08:35:21

The record-breaking drought in Texas that has fueled wildfires, decimated crops and forced cattle sales has also reduced groundwater levels in much of the state to the lowest levels in more than 60 years, according to new national maps produced by NASA using data from the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (Grace) mission. The map are distributed by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The latest groundwater map,...

2011-11-30 17:40:00

LAKEWOOD, Calif., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) presented its 2011 Outstanding Ground Water Project Awards with their Ground Water Protection Award going to the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) for its exceptional Regional Groundwater Monitoring Program. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO</font>) For over 50 years, WRD has been...

2011-11-22 06:00:00

DENVER, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Rivers Water Company (OTC QB: TURV) (http://www.2riverswater.com) Chairman and CEO John McKowen said that a new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City showing a 12.6% increase in mountain states farmland values over the past year confirms Two River's unique business model that combines operating irrigated farmland with its wholesale water business. In addition, Two Rivers has enduring economic advantages inside its two river basins which...

Great Plains River Basins Threatened By Pumping Of Aquifers
2011-11-19 04:47:31

Suitable habitat for native fishes in many Great Plains streams has been significantly reduced by the pumping of groundwater from the High Plains aquifer — and scientists analyzing the water loss say ecological futures for these fishes are “bleak.” Results of their study have been published in the journal Ecohydrology. Unlike alluvial aquifers, which can be replenished seasonally with rain and snow, these regional aquifers were filled by melting glaciers during the...

2011-11-17 13:36:49

Everyone knows that climate affects our water supply, but new research from North Carolina State University gives scientists and water-resource managers an unprecedented level of detail on how climate and precipitation influence groundwater and surface water levels in the Southeast. Researchers found that the groundwater, primarily from unconfined aquifers, available in any given month is directly influenced by the amount of precipitation that fell in that watershed three months earlier....