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2012-06-18 23:29:24

A portion of the groundwater in the upper Patapsco aquifer underlying Maryland is over a million years old. A new study suggests that this ancient groundwater, a vital source of freshwater supplies for the region east of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, was recharged over periods of time much greater than human timescales. "Understanding the average age of groundwater allows scientists to estimate at what rate water is re-entering the aquifer to replace the water we are currently extracting...

100 Times More Groundwater In Africa Than Surface Water
2012-04-21 05:01:01

Researchers say they have created the most detailed map yet of groundwater across the entire continent of Africa. A group from the U.K. said they believe there is about 100 times the volume of water underground than there is on the surface of Africa. The team wrote in the journal Environmental Research Letters that they hope their map can improve access to water in Africa, where 300 million people are said to not have access to safe drinking water. Helen Bonsor, one of the authors of...

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...

2011-06-30 19:52:00

Continuing Education Units Credited by the State Department of Public Health LAKEWOOD, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District (WRD) today hosted its 7th Annual Groundwater Quality Workshop, featuring water quality experts from WRD and other agencies speaking on various topics of interest to engineers, water system operators and others who manage or operate public water systems. With about 100 participants from throughout WRD's service area, the...

2011-06-22 16:11:21

A quick and easy way to detect groundwater in semi-arid hard rock areas that is also economical could improve the siting of borewells to improve clean water supply in the developing world. Details of the approach are outlined in the International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology this month. P.D. Sreedevi, Dewashish Kumar and Shakeel Ahmed National Geophysical Research Institute in Hyderabad, India, explain how electrical conductivity (EC) logs of hard rock terrain recorded before...

2011-05-20 18:58:00

Assembly Member Ricardo Lara & Assembly Member Roger Hernandez LAKEWOOD, Calif., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District hosted two of the state's rising stars in the Assembly, Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-South Gate) and Assembly Member Roger Hernandez (D-Baldwin Park). Both legislators had the opportunity to view key District projects throughout WRD's 420-square mile service area. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO)...

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...

2010-11-01 09:46:00

DENVER, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading hydrogeologists for ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, will chair a topical session surrounding remediation methods for karst environments during the 122nd Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Oct. 31-Nov. 3, in Denver, Colo. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090710/LA44654LOGO) (Logo:...


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