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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:...

2011-02-15 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 14:26:00

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Texas Water Resources, LP (STWR) today released a white paper summarizing more than two years of scientific research on the Southwest Texas Water Project (STWP). The proposed 70-mile regional pipeline would transport a maximum of 40,000 acre-feet of water annually from the Uvalde Pool of the Edwards Aquifer, diversifying San Antonio's water supply by pumping Edwards water from the Uvalde Pool rather than the San Antonio Pool. The...

2011-01-24 15:25:00

University of British Columbia researchers have produced the first map of the world outlining the ease of fluid flow through the planet's porous surface rocks and sediments. The maps and data, published Friday in Geophysical Research Letters, could help improve water resource management and climate modelling, and eventually lead to new insights into a range of geological processes. "This is the first global-scale picture of near-surface permeability, and is based on rock type data at greater...

2011-01-11 00:00:47

Registration is now open for the American Water Works Association's (AWWA) 2011 Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE11), to be held June 12-16, in Washington, DC. Denver, CO (Vocus/PRWEB) January 10, 2011 Registration is now open for the American Water Works Association's (AWWA) 2011 Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE11), to be held June 12-16, in Washington, DC. The world's water community will gather at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to explore the future of safe...

2011-01-06 17:10:40

Study establishes methods to assess recycled aquifer water The Australian Government National Water Commission funded a study to establish an approach to assess the quality of water treated using managed aquifer recharge. Researchers at Australia's CSIRO Land and Water set out to determine if the en product would meet standard drinking water guidelines. At the Parafield Aquifer Storage, Transfer and Recovery research project in South Australia, the team of scientists harvested storm water...

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2010-12-20 14:38:30

Work Demonstrates Benefits of Scholarly Ties Between the Humanities and the Sciences Hydrologists may have a new way to study historical water conditions.   By synthesizing present-day data with historical records they may be able to recreate broad hydrologic trends on a regional basis for periods from which scant data is available. Lack of reliable historical data can impede hydrologists' understanding of the current state of waterways and their ability to make predictions about...

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2010-12-14 08:37:06

By Susan Young, Stanford University When you dive into that salad full of lettuce grown in the American West, there's a good chance you are enjoying the product of irrigation from an underground water source. These hidden groundwater systems are precious resources that need careful management, but regulatory groups have a hard time monitoring them, owing to a lack of accurate data. Now, scientists at Stanford have found a way to cheaply and effectively monitor aquifer levels in agricultural...

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2010-12-01 06:48:47

Human activities played important role in the evolution of watersheds Once lost in the mists of time, the colonial hydrology of the northeastern U.S. has been reconstructed by a team of geoscientists, biological scientists and social scientists. The results, which extend as far back as the year 1600, appear in the current issue of the journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T). The findings provide a new way of uncovering the hydrology of the past, and will lead to a better...

2010-11-15 19:40:10

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a sensor that allows engineers to assess the scour potential of soils at various depths and on-site for the first time "“ a technology that will help evaluate the safety of civil infrastructure before and after storm events. Scour, or erosion of soil around structures due to water flow, is responsible for a wide range of critical infrastructure failures "“ from unstable bridges to the levees that gave way in the wake...