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2013-08-27 23:00:44

Thousands of sinkholes in Florida cause alarm for residents that question low Aquifer water levels as being part of the problem. Water Select® allows Florida residents to conserve water with new green technology that can make a big difference if everyone works together using these new advances and educating the public about current fresh water challenges. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Florida residents are expressing concern about the amount of sinkholes that seem to be popping...

Groundwater Pumping Leads To Sea Level Rise
2012-05-09 07:44:38

As people pump groundwater for irrigation, drinking water, and industrial uses, the water doesn´t just seep back into the ground – it also evaporates into the atmosphere, or runs off into rivers and canals, eventually emptying into the world´s oceans. This water adds up, and a new study calculates that by 2050, groundwater pumping will cause a global sea level rise of about 0.8 millimeters per year. “Other than ice on land, the excessive groundwater extractions are...

2012-05-02 09:49:47

There is potential to store large volumes of Australia´s precious fresh water underground, to offset climate change, avoid evaporation losses and meet national water needs into the future, leading water scientists say. Following a major national scientific workshop in Canberra last week, researchers in the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) say that managed aquifer recharge — the injection or infiltration of excess surface water into underground...

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...

2011-12-22 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...

2011-11-17 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....

2011-08-31 14:41:17

As a crippling drought grips much of the Southern and Southwestern United States, the population continues to grow and water resources become scarcer. One way to address the water problem is by a combination of modern engineering and ancient social principles, outlined in a new paper on rainwater harvesting that will be presented at the 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Author John Whear, a biomedical engineer at the Cancer Therapy & Research...

2010-09-25 00:27:08

In recent decades, the rate at which humans worldwide are pumping dry the vast underground stores of water that billions depend on has more than doubled, say scientists who have conducted an unusual, global assessment of groundwater use. These fast-shrinking subterranean reservoirs are essential to daily life and agriculture in many regions, while also sustaining streams, wetlands, and ecosystems and resisting land subsidence and salt water intrusion into fresh water supplies. Today, people...

2010-04-11 14:50:00

DENVER, April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, announced today eight of its industry experts will play a significant role in this year's National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Summit on "Groundwater for a Thirsty World," April 11-15, in Denver. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100125/LA43570LOGO) "The opportunity to share our knowledge and world-class expertise in...

2008-08-09 03:00:16

By Anonymous WATER ENGINEERING THE SECURITY AND QUALITY of the water supply is a major issue facing every South African community. From tiny dorps to big cities, the demands for potable and industrial or agricultural usage water are ever increasing. Some areas are fortunate to have either or both consistent rainfall and sufficient river and dam capacity, but many municipalities are subject to seasonally distorted rainfall patterns and some face radical demand spikes (for example...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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