The view out my window as I write is white — the snow is falling quickly and heavily, with up to 8 in. expected by the end of the day. Schools are closed and the chatter around the office is whether the commute home will take two hours or three.
Dewpoint West now offers a full range of groundwater sampling services to oil and gas companies
Dewpoint West, a Colorado oil and gas consulting company, announced that it will be providing groundwater baseline sampling and monitoring services for Colorado oil and gas companies.
With the recent implementation of Rules 609 and Rule 318A.e(4) by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), the company will now be offering services to ensure complete compliance for these new regulations. It will offer everything from consultation and planning, to performing initial and supplemental sampling, to analysis and continued monitoring.
National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation affirms its 2013 officers
The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) affirmed its officers for another term in 2013.
NGWREF is operated by the National Ground Water Assn. as a public foundation focused on conducting educational, research and other charitable activities related to a broader public understanding of groundwater.
Continuing in their officer positions are:
EPA’s Science Advisory Board announces Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory panel
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) independent Science Advisory Board (SAB) announced the formation of its Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory panel. This panel of independent experts will peer review EPA’s 2014 draft report of results for its national study on any potential health and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Leading up to the peer review, the SAB panel will provide scientific feedback on EPA’s research in an open and transparent manner.
Treatment system will clean up contaminated groundwater at Superfund sites in Torrance, Calif.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the start of construction of a groundwater treatment system that will clean up groundwater contamination from past operations at the Montrose and Del Amo Superfund sites in Torrance, Calif. The treatment system is expected to be completed in 18 months at an estimated cost of $15 million and will be used to remove chlorobenzene, benzene and other industrial chemicals used to manufacture DDT and synthetic rubber from the groundwater.
The week focuses on America’s need to protect and maintain water from underground aquifers
The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) is a sponsor of National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10 to 16, 2013. The annual commemoration marking America’s need to protect and maintain water from underground aquifers is spearheaded by the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).
Rosedale filters can remove large quantities of sediment, hydrocarbons and protozoan cysts such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium, and are ideal for groundwater remediation and environmental concerns. They feature high flow rates and dirt-holding capacities, and are easily disposed of by incineration or at solid waste landfills.
Report details High Plains Aquifer groundwater level changes from 1950 to 2011 and 2009 to 2011
Delegation to India seeks to increase collaboration with Indian professionals, organizations
Kevin McCray, CAE, CEO of the National Ground Water Assn., will be leading an overseas cultural and professional exchange opportunity in September 2013.
People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs is coordinating a delegation of water resource professionals who will travel to Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, India, from Sept. 22 to 30.
Data from gravity-measuring satellites show rapid loss of freshwater reserves during the past decade
Scientists at the University of California at Irvine (UC Irvine); NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; and the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., found during a seven-year period beginning in 2003, parts of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran along the Tigris and Euphrates river basins lost 117 million acre ft (144 cu km) of their total stored freshwater. That is almost the amount of water in the Dead Sea. The researchers attribute about 60% of the loss to pumping of groundwater from underground reservoirs.