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2011-04-04 20:01:00

WRD Endorses ACWA's Groundwater Management Objectives LAKEWOOD, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, ACWA released a new policy framework that calls on local water agencies throughout the state to implement groundwater management plans and strategies to meet sustainability objectives. The policy reasserted the importance of local agencies in managing groundwater and recommends 4 specific goals: 1) Local water agencies should implement groundwater management plans to...

2011-03-21 13:27:00

LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robb Whitaker, General Manager for the Water Replenishment District (WRD), has been tapped as this year's recipient of the 'Recycled Water Advocate of the Year' award from the California Section of the WateReuse Association. The award recognizes an individual who has made "significant contributions to the advancement of water reuse through active support and promotion of recycled water." (Logo:...

2011-03-15 17:18:00

More than 4,000 participants learned about WRD's Mission to Protect, Preserve and Replenish Local Central Groundwater Basin & West Coast Groundwater Basin LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What do star fish and geckos have in common? They were all special guests at the Water Replenishment District's (WRD) 4th Annual Groundwater Festival "Treasure Beneath Our Feet." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO) With more than 4,300 guests...

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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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