Tag Archives: Groundwater

California Water Board Adopts Stormwater Strategy

On Jan. 6, the California State Water Resources Control Board adopted a strategy that advances stormwater management statewide. The new strategy views stormwater as a resource for present and future water supply needs. Unmanaged stormwater runoff presents a threat to human life and property, and it is a significant source of water quality pollution. However, […]

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Farmers Flood Fields To Replenish Groundwater

This winter, some California farmers will be flooding their fields to replenish groundwater. El Niño is expected to deliver a warmer, wetter winter season to California, and farmers are hoping to capitalize on the extra water by directing floodwater and stormwater to their fields. The water will percolate through the soil and into the aquifer […]

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New Water-Tracing Technology Reveals Groundwater Movement

University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers have used a new water-tracing technology in the Sydney Basin of Australia for the first time to determine how groundwater moves in the different layers of rock below the surface. The study provides a baseline against which any future effects on groundwater from mining operations, groundwater abstraction, or climate […]

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Researchers Map Global Distribution, Volume of Modern Groundwater

  An international group of hydrologists has produced the first data-driven estimate of the Earth’s total supply of groundwater. The report shows that less than 6% of groundwater in the upper 2 km (1.24 mi) of the Earth’s landmass is renewable within a human lifetime. “We already know that water levels in lots of aquifers […]

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Partnership Brings Big Data Solutions to Groundwater Issues

On Sept. 29, Qlik, a visual analytics company based in Randor, Penn., announced a multi-year Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action that will address water availability and quality issues across the globe. For the first time, policy makers, corporations, and the public will be able to access and visualize scientific and technical groundwater information in […]

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New British Columbia Water Sustainability Act Slated for 2016

The province of British Columbia (B.C.) has developed a new Water Sustainability Act (WSA) that becomes effective in early 2016, and replaces and modernizes B.C.’s water laws. It regulates groundwater use for the first time and strengthens provincial water management in light of growing demands for water and a changing climate. According to the B.C. […]

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Nine Nationwide Nonpoint Solutions

Nine case studies show how communities across the U.S. are developing tools to overcome stormwater challenges. These solutions will be presented at the 2015 Stormwater Congress.

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Duke Energy Pleads Guilty to Clean Water Act Crimes

On May 14, Duke Energy Corp. pleaded guilty to nine misdemeanor counts related to unpermitted discharges and maintenance issues at five North Carolina coal ash storage facilities. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina also approved a $102 million plea agreement to resolve criminal charges against Duke Energy. It involves $68.2 […]

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California Issues Mandatory Water Reductions as Drought Deepens

On April 1, following the lowest snowpack ever recorded in California and with no end to the drought in sight, Gov. Edmund Brown announced the first-ever statewide mandatory water reductions. According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration satellites, as reported in the Los Angeles Times, California has just one year of water supply in its […]

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Tuning into Kentucky’s Groundwater

Livestream is an innovative project that translates groundwater data into sound in order to bring public awareness, literacy, and accountability to groundwater resources across Kentucky.

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