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  • GRIPP, supported by IAH, gives commentary to the UN-Water SDG 6 Synthesis Report

    As you may be aware, UN-Water is presently seeking feedback on their SDG 6 Synthesis Report, which will help inform the assessment by the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) of the progress of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) on Clean Water and Sanitation. GRIPP, a... read more...

  • India facing the ‘worst water crisis in its history’

    India is facing its worst-ever water crisis, with some 600 million people facing acute water shortage, a government think-tank says, with 21 cities likely to run out of groundwater by 2020. Find out more https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-44492994 read more...

  • Severe uranium contamination in India’s groundwater

    Scientists have found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers across 16 states in India, much above the WHO provisional standard for the country. Find out more http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/severe-uranium-contamination-in-indias-groundwater-study/article24122258.ece read more...

  • Chilean villagers claim British appetite for avocados is draining region dry

    British supermarkets are selling thousands of tonnes of avocados produced in a Chilean region where villagers claim vast amounts of water are being diverted and rivers have dried up and groundwater levels have fallen, causing a regional drought. Find out more https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/17/chilean-villagers-claim-british-appetite-for-avocados-is-draining-region-dry?CMP=share_btn_tw read more...

  • As wells dry, Zambia regulates use of groundwater

    Faced with longer droughts and growing water demand, the Zambian government has introduced fees on groundwater use. Find out more https://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFKCN1IH1EN-OZATP read more...

  • No groundwater impacts from drilling

    A study by the University of Cincinnati (Ohio) found no impacts from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on groundwater in eastern Ohio. “We found no relationship between methane concentration or source in groundwater and proximity to active gas well sites.” Find out more http://www.kallanishenergy.com/2018/05/14/cincinnati-study-no-impacts-on-ohio-groundwater-from-drilling/ read more...

  • Coal Ash and Groundwater Concerns

    Despite requests from environmental groups for more time to review recent dumps of groundwater monitoring data from power companies, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving ahead to finalize a proposed overhaul of the Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) rule. Find out more http://www.powermag.com/epa-rampaging-on-coal-ash-rule-despite-groundwater-concerns/ read more...

  • Microplastics ‘low risk’ for groundwater pollution

    Microplastics are unlikely to present a risk of contamination to groundwater, according to a new study from Denmark. Find out more https://chemicalwatch.com/66444/microplastics-low-risk-for-groundwater-pollution-danish-study read more...

  • In Memory of Dr Paul Younger

    We sadly announce the death of the distinguished hydrogeologist Paul Younger. After studying at Newcastle University and Oklahoma State University, Paul returned to Newcastle University for his Ph.D. on numerical modelling of water resource systems. He went on to establish the Hydrogeochemical Engineering Research and Outreach group at Newcastle and... read more...

  • Groundwater turned into wine

    As the demand for water increased, the Cuyama Valley Groundwater Basin—the sole source of water supply in the region—began to dwindle in size. A 1998 Department of Water Resource study conducted by the state of California found water levels had dropped 150 feet in the west-central region of the …... read more...

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