Cal State Fullerton Professor Receives Top NGWA Awards

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W. Richard Laton received the Ross L. Oliver Award and the Keith E. Anderson Award

Hydrogeology Professor W. Richard Laton, Ph.D., PG, CHG, CPG, of California State University, Fullerton, received two 2014 awards from the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).

Laton received the Ross L. Oliver Award for outstanding contributions to the groundwater industry and the Keith E. Anderson Award for outstanding contributions to NGWA. The awards will be presented in December at NGWA’s Groundwater Expo & Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

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September 12, 2014

NGWREF Funds Groundwater Bioremediation Research

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National Ground Water Assn.
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Daqian Jiang, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota, received an $8,000 grant from NGWREF

The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) awarded a grant to Daqian Jiang, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota, for a research project on the bioremediation of groundwater.

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September 9, 2014

USGS Analyzes Klamath Mountains Groundwater Quality

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U.S. Geological Survey
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Constituents detected at high levels are less prevalent than statewide

Naturally occurring trace elements were detected at high concentrations in less than 3% of raw groundwater sources used for public water supply in the Klamath Mountain area of California, according to the ongoing U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study of the state's groundwater quality. In comparison, high concentrations of trace elements have generally been found in 10% to 25% of the state’s groundwater sources used for public supply.

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September 8, 2014

NGWA Recommends Regularly Checking Well Water for Bacteria, Nitrate

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National Ground Water Assn.
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The association recommends annual testing to eliminate health risks

Bacteria and nitrate are widespread in the environment, so every household water well owner should regularly test his or her water to make sure no health risk exists, the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) recommended.

While most bacteria found in water do not cause disease, disease-causing bacteria called pathogens can exist in well water given the right circumstances, NGWA said. Nitrate is not uncommon to rural areas due to its use in fertilizers and because it is sometimes linked to animal or human waste.

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August 29, 2014

NGWREF Honors Groundwater Industry’s Emerging Leaders

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Six industry professionals chosen to attend the Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference

The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) congratulated those chosen to attend the Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference taking place Nov. 10 to 12, 2014 in Reston, Va.

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August 27, 2014

USGS Helps Assess Water Resources in Afghanistan

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U.S. Geological Survey
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Fact sheet details efforts that have helped Afghanistan quantify and monitor water resources

For the past decade, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have shared their expertise with the Afghanistan Geological Survey (AGS) in efforts to build an inventory of Afghanistan’s water resources. A new fact sheet details how these efforts help the country quantify and monitor its water resources.

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August 22, 2014

USGS Begins Drilling ‘Sentinel’ Wells in New Mexico

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U.S. Geological Survey
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New wells will provide early alerts for groundwater contamination

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began drilling “sentinel” wells at the first of three locations in the Trumbull Village neighborhood in Albuquerque, N.M., to provide early alerts for groundwater contamination.

These new sentinel wells will provide early warning if there is a northeastward movement of the Kirtland Air Force Base Bulk Fuels Facility plume, and would provide Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) and Air Force officials lead time to implement plans to protect nearby groundwater drinking water supply wells.

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August 13, 2014
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Chloride Contamination of Kansas Water Supply Inevitable, Report Says

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New USGS modeling report describes chloride movement in the area's aquifer

Chloride contamination of Wichita, Kan.’s, water supply wells is inevitable unless actions are taken, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists and authors of a new modeling report describing chloride movement in the area's aquifer.

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August 11, 2014
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NGWA Announces 2014 Award Winners

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National Ground Water Assn.
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Awards will be presented during the NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in December

The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) congratulated the recipients of its 2014 Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Award and Divisional Awards, which will be presented this December during the NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

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August 8, 2014

ANSI/NGWA Water Well Construction Standard Available

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National Ground Water Assn.
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The standard can be purchased through the NGWA online bookstore

The ANSI/NGWA-01-14 Water Well Construction Standard is now available through the National Ground Water Assn.'s (NGWA) online bookstore.

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August 4, 2014