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2012-04-10 06:23:43

Educational Forum Highlights South Los Angeles County Water Challenges LAKEWOOD, Calif., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community members and local leaders gathered in Los Angeles for the Water Replenishment District of Southern California's (WRD) Groundwater 101 forum with guest speaker Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Designed to educate the public on California's water challenges, the WRD Groundwater 101 forums are held in each of the District's five divisions throughout its...

2012-03-15 17:55:00

"TREASURE BENEATH OUR FEET" LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saturday, March 17, 2012, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 4040 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, California 90712. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120315/DC71230) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO) Rain or Shine the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) will host its 5th Annual Groundwater Festival "Treasure Beneath Our Feet," a free public...

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...

2012-03-07 15:00:00

LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentair Residential Filtration, LLC, a subsidiary of Pentair, Inc. (NYSE: PNR), a global leader in water treatment solutions, will launch its new electronic water purification system to the North American water industry today at the WQA Aquatech Show. It is built around a hybrid deionization (hybrid DI) process, using Pentair and Voltea technologies to combine the benefits of reverse osmosis (RO) filtration with those of a water softener - without...

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...

2012-01-16 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...

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...

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...