Ohio State University Professor Emeritus Recognized for Contributions to Groundwater Industry

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

Dr. E. Scott Bair of Kitty Hawk, N.C., has received the Keith E. Anderson Award for outstanding contributions to the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) and the groundwater industry.

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

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October 14, 2015

NGWA Names Supplier of the Year Award Winner

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

H.A. “Bill” Mills, CEO of 2M Co. Inc. in Billings, Mont., has received the Supplier of the Year Award from the National Ground Water Assn (NGWA).

This award is presented to an individual who demonstrates leadership and volunteerism in promoting groundwater and groundwater issues to the industry and the public. This includes demonstrating qualities of honesty, integrity, accountability and dependability. The award will be presented at the 2015 Groundwater Expo, Dec. 15 to 17 in Las Vegas.

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October 12, 2015

NGWREF Selects Eight Emerging Leaders to Attend Conference

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National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation
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The Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference will take place Nov. 8 to 11, 2015 in Reston, Va.

The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) has chosen eight individuals to attend the Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference taking place Nov. 8 to 11, 2015 in Reston, Va.

The Emerging Leaders Alliance is a partnership among leading engineering and science-based organizations that provides high quality leadership training. Those chosen by NGWREF to attend the conference will experience a week of tuition-free presentations such as those on global and virtual team leadership, managing change and practices for leading innovation, among others.

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September 25, 2015

NGWA Offers Action Steps for Protect Your Groundwater Day

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National Ground Water Assn.
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Protect Your Groundwater Day is Sept. 8, 2015

The National Ground Water Assn. encourages every person to protect public health and the health of the environment by protecting groundwater, beginning today—Protect Your Groundwater Day.

In the U.S., 39.4% of the population regularly depends on groundwater, and 38.5 million Americans rely on privately owned and operated household water wells for their drinking water supply. Another 87.1 million residents rely on groundwater-supplied community water systems.

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September 8, 2015

Water Systems Council Receives EPA Grant for Educational Assistance to Well Owners

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Water Systems Council
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The organization received $211,794 of the $1.7 million grant provided to the Rural Community Assistance Partnership

The Water Systems Council has received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide technical assistance, training, and educational programs to owners of private and small community water wells.

The Water Systems Council (WSC) has received $211,794 of the $1.7 million "Improving Water Quality through Training and Technical Assistance to Private Well Owners" grant provided to the Rural Community Assistance Partnership by the EPA.

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September 1, 2015

NGWA Publishes Guidance on Hydrogeology’s Impact on Large-Scale Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

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National Ground Water Assn.
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The guidelines provide a useful, ongoing reference for those involved in planning or site assessment for a large-scale GHP project

NGWA Press, the publishing arm of the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA), released its newest title, Understanding Hydrogeology and Its Impact on Large-Scale Geothermal Heat Pump Systems.

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August 31, 2015

Study Shows How Melting Snow Affects Underground Water Reserves

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American Society of Agronomy
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Researchers found melting snow could produce highly variable results within the top meter of soil

In mountainous regions, snow cover plays a critical role in water supplies. Typically, melting snow meets with three fates. It can run off the surface of the soil. It can evaporate and return moisture to the air. It also can replenish underground water levels. This process is known as groundwater recharge.

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August 27, 2015

Agreement Ensures Groundwater Study at Rhode Island Superfund Site

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U.S. EPA
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The parties responsible for polluting the groundwater at the site will perform and pay for an investigation and study to assess the contamination

The owner, operators and parties responsible for hazardous substance disposal at the Landfill & Resource Recovery Superfund Site in North Smithfield, R.I., have agreed to perform and pay for an investigation and study to evaluate the extent of, and cleanup options for, contaminated groundwater at the site.

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August 20, 2015

EPA, Maryland Settle With 16 Companies for Cleanup of Central Chemical Superfund Site

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U.S. EPA
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The companies will reimburse EPA $945,000 for past costs and reimburse EPA for future costs related to its ongoing oversight of the cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement involving 16 companies that have agreed to stabilize and cap waste and contaminated soils at the Central Chemical Superfund site in Hagerstown, Md., for more than $14.3 million. In addition, the companies will reimburse EPA $945,000 for past costs and reimburse EPA for future costs related to its ongoing oversight of the cleanup.

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August 18, 2015

New Mexico Departments Lift Most Precautions Related to Toxic Waste Spill

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New Mexico Environment Department
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The precautions were put in place following an Aug. 5 toxic waste spill into the Animas River

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has lifted several precautions it put in place following the Aug. 5, 2015, Gold King Mine spill into the Animas River.

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August 17, 2015
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