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  • Groundwater Vulnerability and Pollution Risk Assessment

    The book is valuable for those interested in groundwater vulnerability, in risk assessment, and in environmental issues. It is aimed at land use planners, water managers, the environmental industry, regional and local environmental protection councils and students studying hydrogeology and environmental sciences. Edited by Andrzej J. Witkowski, Sabina Jakóbczyk-Karpierz, Joanna... read more...

  • Groundwater on the coast of Kenya must be managed sustainably

    The industrial sector grows along the coast of Kenya. Some of these companies, such as mining and agricultural, require plenty of water. To meet their demand, most of these industries are turning to groundwater. (In English and Spanish). Find out more https://theconversation.com/groundwater-supplies-on-kenyas-coast-must-be-managed-for-people-and-industry-124668 https://theconversation.com/el-agua-subterranea-en-la-costa-de-kenia-debe-gestionarse-de-forma-sostenible-130655     read more...

  • PFAS chemicals are creeping through soil to groundwater

    Levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, found in groundwater could be “just the tip of the iceberg” as  the chemicals don’t break down in the environment and are migrating down slowly through the soil, researchers say. Find out more https://www.futurity.org/pfas-chemicals-groundwater-soil-2279562-2/ read more...

  • Wombats dig deep to find groundwater

    Wombats on a New South Wales Hunter Valley farm are being hailed as heroes for burrowing down to an underground soak and supplying water to an array of native fauna hit hard by drought. “It’s almost like the wombats are water diviners,” a researcher at Western Sydney University said. Find... read more...

  • Researchers Discover Bubbling CO2 Hotspot in Philippines

    Groundwater flow from land to sea could have important coastal impacts but it is usually unrecognized. An investigation into acidic submarine groundwaters and carbon dioxide emitted from a volcano in the Verde Island Passage, make these ‘Soda Springs’ an ideal spot for studying how coral reefs may cope with climate... read more...

  • 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...

  • 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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