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  • 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...

  • China: Artificial recharge: a real solution

    The Water Channel features a wetland park in Deyang, China, build to raise awareness about the role of wetlands and Artificial recharge among the general public. Find out more http://thewaterchannel.tv/thewaterblog/424-artificial-recharge-a-real-solution   read more...

  • Paper: Keystone pipeline leak in South Dakota about double previous estimate

    (Reuters) – The Keystone crude oil pipeline leak in November in rural South Dakota was nearly double the original estimate, making it one of the largest U.S. inland spills since 2010, states a recent newspaper report. Find out more https://www.reuters.com/article/us-transcanada-pipeline-leak/keystone-pipeline-leak-in-south-dakota-about-double-previous-estimate-paper-idUSKBN1HE0T7 read more...

  • ‘Day zero’ water crises: Spain, Morocco, India and Iraq at risk as reservoirs shrink

    Shrinking reservoirs in Morocco, India, Iraq and Spain could spark the next “day zero” water crisis, according to the developers of a satellite early warning system for the world’s 500,000 dams. Report in Guardian News. Find out more https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/11/day-zero-water-crises-spain-morocco-india-and-iraq-at-risk-as-dams-shrink?CMP=share_btn_tw read more...

  • Argentina – When Nature Says Enough!

    A new watercourse is playing havoc with farmland and roads and even threatening a city – but also highlights the potential cost of the country’s dependence on soya beans. Find out more https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/01/argentina-new-river-soya-beans   read more...

  • GWP launch new tool to map water governance

    The Global Water Partnership (GWP) recently launched an online, interactive map showing water governance results. The map can be searched through filtered results – global, regional and transboundary river basins, and country – and by key pillars of IWRM and themes. Find out more http://www.unwater.org/gwp-launch-new-tool-map-water-governance/ read more...

  • Coal Plants Pose Groundwater Threat, New Data Shows

    Recent data suggests that landfilled wastes from coal-burning power plants may pose a widespread threat to groundwater. Find out more https://www.wateronline.com/doc/coal-plants-pose-groundwater-threat-new-data-shows-0001 read more...

  • Inadequate state oil and gas regulations threaten groundwater resources, study finds

    Inconsistent or vague definitions of ‘protected groundwater’ in 17 state oil and gas regulations leave the nation’s water supply vulnerable to contamination from oil and gas development according to a recent study. Find out more https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/phe-iso030518.php read more...

  • Malta to rely less on groundwater by upgrading reverse osmosis plants

    Malta’s Water Services Corporation (WSC) will be upgrading its reverse osmosis plants to increase energy efficiency and production capacity, allowing it to rely less on ground water extraction in the future. Find out more https://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/84639/water_services_corporation_to_upgrade_reverse_osmosis_plants_rely_less_on_ground_water read more...

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