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  • Integrity risks in professional borehole drilling

    Integrity risks can be high in some professional borehole drilling projects, particularly the risk of corruption, but such risks may be brushed over or not even acknowledged. By acknowledging and addressing integrity risks from the earliest project stages, WASH managers in both government and NGOs can take steps to prevent... read more...

  • Scientists create a global map of where groundwater meets oceans

    Scientists have created high-resolution maps of points around the globe where groundwater meets the oceans — the first such analysis of its kind, that may help protect both drinking water and the seas. Find out more https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/scientists-create-a-global-map-of-where-groundwater-meets-oceans/article27697520.ece read more...

  • Ancient groundwater in Egyptian aquifers

    Researchers have found evidence that older water from the deep Nubian Aquifer is discharging along faults in the rocks and mixing with shallow, younger groundwater. This potentially valuable resource could ease pressure on  water available from the River Nile and could help in future development plans for the area. Find... read more...

  • Low cost way to explore groundwater resources could be game changer

    UNSW Sydney water engineers have revealed that investigating and managing groundwater resources more sustainably can be achieved at lower cost by using existing Earth and atmospheric tidal data. Find out more https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/low-cost-way-explore-groundwater-resources-could-be-game-changer read more...

  • The dawn rush to use the public hand pump…

    Men and women rising before dawn and rushing to the public handpump to fetch their share of water of the day, is an everyday sight in the tiny hamlet of Kondaparthi. “We queue up for hours to fetch water,” Vijaya says, “It takes half-an-hour to fill a 20 litre container.... read more...

  • Queensland groundwater plan approved: questions remain over modelling

    The Queensland government has approved the groundwater management plan for the controversial Adani coal extraction project. This follows advice from CSIRO and Geoscience Australia in which “a number of limitations” requiring additional work had been identified. Find out more https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/apr/09/coalition-approves-adani-groundwater-plan-despite-questions-over-modelling read more...

  • Groundwater springs harbour hidden viruses

    In many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, groundwater springs are a vital, precious source of water. They can also be a reservoir of disease. Researchers have reported on aquifers in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda that contain diverse communities of viruses – including those that present a risk to human health. Find... read more...

  • China to improve its groundwater

    China aims to improve its overall groundwater quality and restore ecosystem functions at a basic level by 2035, according to an official plan issued on Monday. Find out more https://www.chinadailyhk.com/articles/214/205/128/1554264505400.html   read more...

  • Satellite measurement of permanent loss to California groundwater source

    Researchers used satellite data to measure water volume changes due to groundwater variation in the aquifer, to show California’s Central Valley aquifer, the major source of groundwater in the region, suffered permanent loss of capacity during the drought experienced in the area from 2012 to 2015. Find out more https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2019/03/19/western-droughts-caused-permanent-loss-to-major-california-groundwater-source/ read more...

  • The first case of a Portuguese beetle living exclusively in groundwater

    A diving beetle demonstrating various adaptations to life underground, including depigmentation and evolutionary loss of eyes, was discovered in Portugal. This new to science species is the first known representative of the whole order of beetles to exclusively inhabit the underground waters of Portugal. Find out more https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190108084435.htm read more...

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