Water Well Trust Receives Second USDA Grant for Georgia Water Wells

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The $140,000 grant will be used for a project to increase potable water availability to rural households in six Georgia counties

The Water Well Trust, a national nonprofit helping Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has received a second $140,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Household Water Well Systems program for a project to increase potable water availability to rural households in six Georgia counties.

The Water Well Trust will contribute a $56,000 match towards this project. Water Systems Council members donated these funds at the 2015 WSC Fall Members’ Meeting fundraising golf tournament and auction.

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December 10, 2015

Almond Industry Launches Strategic Effort to Improve Water Efficiency

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Almond Board of California
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The effort also includes initiatives related to air quality and agricultural practices

Almond Board of California (ABC) launched Accelerated Innovation Management (AIM), a new strategic effort designed to make the almond industry more efficient and sustainable.

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December 9, 2015

Former Government Affairs Director Receives NGWA Honorary Member Award

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National Ground Water Assn.
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The award will be presented at the 2015 Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas, Dec. 15 to 17

Former National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Government Affairs Director Christine Reimer has received a 2015 Honorary Member Award from NGWA for her more than 30 years of service to the association. The award will be presented at the 2015 Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas, Dec. 15 to 17.

Beginning in 1983, Reimer served in a number of positions at NGWA and was government affairs director for 22 years.

Milestones during her tenure as government affairs director include:

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November 30, 2015

USGS Accepting Applications for Groundwater Monitoring Grants

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National Ground Water Assn.
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New era of data collection to inform groundwater management decision-making

The U.S. has launched a new era of increased coordination and collection of groundwater data to better inform decision-making by water resource managers, the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) said.

Beginning Nov. 16, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) invited applications for up to $2 million in cost-share grants, or cooperative agreements, to support participation in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN) in 2016. Interested agencies may apply online at www.grants.gov under funding opportunity number G16AS00008. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 19, 2016.

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November 18, 2015

NGWA Announces Special Recognition Award Winner

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National Ground Water Assn.
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The Special Recognition Award is presented to an individual or organization demonstrating dedication, service and commitment to the groundwater industry and community through involvement and achievement on a local or regional level

Robert Cleary, Ph.D., president of Princeton Groundwater Inc., Tampa, Fla., has received the 2015 Special Recognition Award from the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).

The Special Recognition Award is presented to an individual or organization demonstrating dedication, service and commitment to the groundwater industry and community through involvement and achievement on a local or regional level. The award will be presented at the 2015 Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas,Dec. 15 to 17.

Cleary has taught NGWA's professional development short course on MODFLOW since 1994.

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November 13, 2015

NGWA Grants Groundwater Supply Award for Baton Rouge Project

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National Ground Water Assn.
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This award will be presented during the 2015 Groundwater Expo taking place in Las Vegas, Dec. 15 to 17

Layne Christensen Co. and Owen and White Consulting Engineers Inc. have received an Outstanding Groundwater Project Award from the National Ground Water Assn. for outstanding engineering and innovation in supplying groundwater.

This award will be presented during the 2015 Groundwater Expo taking place in Las Vegas, Dec. 15 to 17.

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November 2, 2015

Project to Install New Water Supply for Properties Contaminated by Durham Meadows Superfund Site

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U.S. EPA
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The alternative water supply will serve more than 100 residential and commercial structures

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has allocated $9 million to jump start cleanup activities at the Durham Meadows Superfund site in Durham, Conn. The funding will support the installation of an alternative water supply to the Superfund site area, serving more than 100 residential and commercial structures, including Regional School District 13. Many of the homes and businesses to be connected have treatment systems or are being provided bottled water as a result of widespread groundwater contamination.

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October 30, 2015
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Project to Install New Water Supply for Properties Contaminated by Durham Meadows Superfund Site

CDM Smith Receives NGWA Groundwater Protection Award

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National Ground Water Assn.
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The project focused on groundwater modeling conducted to define design parameters for dewatering systems to protect antiquity sites in Egypt

CDM Smith Inc. has received an Outstanding Groundwater Project Award from the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) for outstanding science, engineering or innovation in the area of protecting groundwater.

This award will be presented during the 2015 Groundwater Expo taking place Dec. 15 to 17 in Las Vegas.

The CDM Smith project, which took place from April 2007 to June 2014, focused on groundwater modeling conducted to define design parameters for dewatering systems to protect antiquity sites in Egypt—four sites on the Luxor West Bank and one site in Edfu.

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October 29, 2015

EPA Announces Additional Groundwater Investigation at Delaware City PVC Superfund Site

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U.S. EPA
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The new investigation will characterize the nature and extent of the contamination and propose alternatives to clean it up

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new investigation to determine the nature and extent of groundwater contamination at the Delaware City PVC Superfund site in New Castle County.

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October 20, 2015

EPA Finalizes Changes to Plan for Groundwater Remediation at New Jersey Superfund Site

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U.S. EPA
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The modified EPA plan calls for using non-hazardous additives to treat the groundwater and break down the contaminants and then allow the contaminants to naturally decline

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has modified its plan to address contaminated groundwater at the Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. site in Newfield and Vineland, N.J. A plan originally put into place in 1996 by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, when it was mainly responsible for the site, required a system that pumps the groundwater out of the ground and treats it.

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October 14, 2015
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