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  • Precipitation and groundwater levels: a 5-year relationship

    A new analysis of precipitation and groundwater levels in Wisconsin has shown that it’s best to compare last month’s rainfall to the average over the previous five years. Consideration of very long term averages and aquifer type were found to be not so important. Find out more https://news.wisc.edu/precipitation-and-groundwater-levels-its-a-long-term-relationship/ read more...

  • Queensland government was warned about risks of company’s water extraction

    The approval for the 96m litre a year bottled water extraction operation at Cherrabah – in a severely drought-hit area where locals are on water rations and communities at imminent risk of running dry – has raised significant questions about the oversight and regulation of critical water resources in Queensland.... read more...

  • Over 1,000 experts call for global action on ‘depleting’ groundwater

    NEW DELHI: Nearly 1,100 scientists, practitioners and experts in groundwater and related fields from 92 countries have called on the governments and nongovernmental agencies to “act now” to ensure global groundwater sustainability. Find out more https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/science/over-1000-experts-call-for-global-action-on-depleting-groundwater/articleshow/72964806.cms read more...

  • Students and educators – hydrogeology challenge

    The Hydrogeology Challenge was created as a Science Olympiad event, but has wider applicability as a learning tool that introduces students to basic groundwater modeling concepts. Find out more https://www.groundwater.org/kids/classroom/hydro.html read more...

  • Woman survives in Australian outback for 12 days by boiling groundwater

    Three Australians found themselves in a battle for survival, stranded in a remote landscape with little food and water when their truck became bogged down in a riverbed. Twelve days later, police said they had found one of the three people, who had survived in the 38-degree-plus heat by boiling... read more...

  • Ancient rain gauge: New evidence links groundwater, climate changes in deep time

    A new study shows how groundwater is crucial for understanding global sea level change, chemical weathering and landscape evolution. Changes in groundwater millions of years ago created alternating layers of vivid yellow and brown in the mineral sphalerite, which align with movements in Earth’s orbit that impacted climate in the... read more...

  • Global Groundwater Sustainability – A Call to Action…

    A statement calling for action to ensure groundwater benefits society now and into the future was drafted at the recent Chapman conference in Valencia, Spain. It urges international and national governmental and non-governmental agencies, development organizations, corporations, decision-makers and scientists to support global groundwater sustainability. The global group of scientists... read more...

  • Groundwater can prevent drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa

    Millions of people living in the arid regions of the Horn of Africa lack safe, reliable and affordable water throughout the year. Historically, emergency responses to drought have been reactive, despite the reality that drought in the Horn of Africa is cyclical and increasing. One way to improve drought resilience is... read more...

  • Grave danger – Cemeteries as a source of groundwater pollution

    Halloween brought with it thoughts of ghosts, skeletons and spooky cemeteries. Graveyards have long been considered scary places thanks to the corpses beneath our feet, but for most people not because of the contamination risk they can pose to groundwater. Find out more https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/associate-news/grave-danger-cemeteries-as-a-source-of-groundwater-pollution read more...

  • Groundwater heating could be the answer to greener cities

    Natural water in the ground below UK streets could be used as a low-carbon heat source in many of the country’s towns and cities, according to new research from the British Geological Survey. Find out more https://www.powerengineeringint.com/2019/10/22/groundwater-heating-could-be-the-answer-to-greener-cities/?topic=73112 read more...

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