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  • UAE: Radioactivity levels in groundwater

    Researchers from the UAE University’s geology department in Al Ain have announced the initial results of a unique study into radioactivity levels in the UAE’s groundwater. Most radioactive isotopes are present at below recommended levels. The project, started in 2012 and initially covering the eastern and northern areas, first measured... read more...

  • India: Is global warming behind India’s depleting groundwater?

    Changing rainfall patterns may be depleting India’s groundwater storage more than withdrawals for agricultural irrigation, says a new study published in January by Nature Goescience. While the diminishing of India’s groundwater is widely attributed to over-extraction, especially in the northern agricultural belts of Punjab and Haryana, this study suggests decline in... read more...

  • US: The quality of the Nation’s groundwater

    The US Geological Survey is near the midpoint of a complex undertaking to survey the quality of the nation’s largest drinking-water resource. From 2012 to 2023, the USGS is assessing groundwater throughout the country through extensive sampling. The latest results from five regional aquifers have just become available. About half... read more...

  • Professional Water Well Drilling

    After months of work, and extensive consultation our colleagues at RWSN are delighted to announce the publication of Professional Water Well Drilling – A UNICEF Guidance Note.  Although primarily aimed at UNICEF Country Offices, the note provides practical guidance which will be of great value to all who are working in... read more...

  • 2017 EGU: Groundwater resources in a changing environment

    The General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) will take place this year from 23 to 28 April in Vienna, Austria. Colleagues Okke Batelaan, Martin Sauter, Yossi Guttman and Roland Barthel are organizing EGU session HS8.2.1 on ‘Groundwater resources in a changing environment’, and warmly invite abstracts with a deadline of... read more...

  • As groundwater dwindles, does a global food shock loom?

    Rising temperatures and growing demands for thirsty grains like rice and wheat could drain much of the world’s groundwater in the next few decades, new research warns.Nearly half of our food comes from the warm, dry parts of the planet, where excessive groundwater pumping to irrigate crops is rapidly shrinking the... read more...

  • Freeze and Cherry book available on line

    We have been informed by Professor Alan Freeze that the authors have re-asserted the rights to the landmark textbook on groundwater by Freeze and Cherry and it has now been made available for download by Hydrogeologists Without Borders. Find out more www.hydrogeologistswithoutborders.org   read more...

  • India: Recharge enhancement plans for Delhi

    Two waterbodies, measuring around 35 acres, will be constructed in Dwarka where treated water will be poured to recharge groundwater level, the Delhi Government has announced.  It will be the first such experiment in the national capital, Delhi Water Minister Mishra said. Four more water bodies will be developed in... read more...

  • Visual MODFLOW Flex 4.0

    Waterloo Hydrogeologic announces a new version release of Visual MODFLOW Flex 4.0.  This new version of this most popular software provides the power to create accurate and impressive groundwater modeling visualizations, in less time and with greater flexibility. Get complete details about the new features, and see the list of... read more...

  • New hydrofracturing book published by NGWA Press

    An Introduction to Water Well Hydrofracturing: A Form of Well Development and Cleaning, has been published recently by the Nationla Groundwater Association under its NGWA Press label. Authored by Stuart Smith and Allen Comeskey, the book is an update of the text Smith authored in 1989 entitled Manual of Hydraulic... read more...

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