The Farvolden Awards are given in honor of the late Dr. Robert Farvolden, former senior science counsel for NGWA
The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation awarded a total of $3,000 in Farvolden Awards to four students for paper or poster presentations made at the 2012 National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Ground Water Summit, which took place in May in Garden Grove, Calif.
Given in honor of the late Dr. Robert Farvolden, former senior science counsel for NGWA, the $750 scholarships were awarded based on the quality of the presentation, content (including contribution to groundwater science, engineering, management or policy) and demonstrated insight on the chosen topic.
The debate will happen at the Aspen Ideas Festival in July
On July 1, Intelligence Squared U.S. will partner with the Aspen Ideas Festival to present its 62nd debate, “No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom is Doing More Harm Than Good.”
The lawsuit came as a result of MTBE contamination of the well water supply of Pascoag, R.I.
Providence Superior Court Judge Judith Savage approved a $7 million settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by the citizens of the town of Pascoag, R.I., and the Rhode Island Water District against Exxon Mobil Corp. as a result of the contamination of their well water supply by methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) in 2001.
Gainey will speak at NGWA's Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting, Dec. 4 to 7 in Las Vegas
Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting, which will take place Dec. 4 to 7, 2012 in Las Vegas.
The job board was created to assist pump industry employers as well as job seekers
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has partnered with the Engineering & Science Career Network (ESCN) to extend the reach of its HI CareerHQ website to the benefit of both employers and job seekers.
Job postings reach a far broader audience of job seekers and employers can now use advanced search tools to identify highly qualified candidates from a database of more than 25,000 resumes. Job seekers can search from hundreds of job postings on HI CareerHQ to find jobs that meet their desired criteria.
Despite being outlawed by Congress in 1979, PCBs are still found in our air, water and soil
Just last month, The Daily Illini published a report about many Illinois residents being up in arms over a DeWitt County landfill’s plans to dump 2.5 million cu yd of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contaminated waste at the site. The landfill just happens to be over a giant reservoir of groundwater used by 750,000 people.
The production of PCB was banned by Congress in 1979. Even though that was more than 30 years ago, PCBs are still making the news today.
NGWA said private well owners should test water regularly for bacteria, nitrate and more
Private water well owners should test their water regularly for bacteria, nitrate and anything of local concern, the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) said today, citing the possibility of arsenic and uranium in some central and northeastern Massachusetts bedrock wells as a local concern.
If well owners find arsenic or uranium at levels that exceed health benchmarks, the substances can be treated effectively, according to an NGWA press release.
Pump and supplier companies that manufacture outside of North America but sell into the North American market are now eligible for membership
Hydraulic Institute (HI) members voted to approve of a bylaw change that broadens membership eligibility to include pump and supplier companies that manufacture wholly outside of North America but sell into the North American market.
Previously, membership was only open to pump and supplier companies that had manufacturing or assembly operations in the U.S., Canada or Mexico.
Thousands are expected to benefit from campaign
About a month after Ethan Wolfe, a 6-year-old Phoenix boy, heard that people in Haiti had to drink "dirty water" every day, more than 4,600 people filled emptied water bottles with dollar bills and change as part of the Dirty Water campaign at Palmcroft Baptist Church.
The "Dirty Water fasting" campaign asked people to drink nothing but water for a month and donate the money they would have paid during that time for coffee, soda, juices and other drinks. The most recent count puts the collection at more than $105,000.
Drinking Water Week 2012 began May 7
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) kicked off Drinking Water Week 2012 on May 7 with a call to “Celebrate the Essential” throughout North America.
Throughout the week, AWWA and its partners will celebrate water by recognizing the essential role drinking water plays in our daily lives, with special attention to water infrastructure, the economy and careers in the water profession.