Depth of McLaughlin Crater once allowed underground water to flow into the crater's interior
A NASA spacecraft is providing new evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars that adds to an increasingly complex picture of the red planet's early evolution.
The new information comes from researchers analyzing spectrometer data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which looked down on the floor of McLaughlin Crater. The Martian crater is 57 miles in diameter and 1.4 miles deep. McLaughlin's depth apparently once allowed underground water, which otherwise would have stayed hidden, to flow into the crater's interior.
Bill Weathersby of Water Energy Solutions to speak at the 14th Changing Face of Water Rights
The State Bar of Texas is offering the 14th Changing Face of Water Rights, a continuing legal education course at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Feb. 21 to 22. Bill Weathersby, CEO of Energy Water Solutions, a Texas-based oilfield produced water and "frack" water recycling firm, is an invited energy industry speaker. He will speak alongside elected thought leaders on water conservation, and legal and water policy experts from several agencies and professional service firms.
MIOX awarded research grant to commercialize onsite generated AOP chemistry
MIOX Corp. has received a Technology Enhancement for Commercial Partnerships (TECP) award from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $100,000. This research grant allows MIOX to move forward in the commercialization of lower cost advanced oxidation process (AOP) technology for groundwater remediation and water reuse applications.
Inorganic elements detected at high concentrations in 35% of region's untreated groundwater
Inorganic elements — arsenic, boron, fluoride and five others — were detected at high concentrations in 35% of untreated groundwater used for public water supply in the desert region of Southern California in a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). In contrast, human-made organic chemical constituents and nitrate were found at high concentrations in less than 1% of the desert region’s aquifers.
On Sept. 22, 2011, TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation in Grayslake, Ill., initiated a pilot test to study the effectiveness of HydroFlow’s water conditioning technology on its canine therapy pools. TOPS is in the business of veterinary rehabilitation, and one of the treatment options it often employs is hydro-treadmill therapy. The facility has two 1,000-gal therapy pools supported by a large, pool-sized sand filtration system, a dual-speed filtration pump and a booster pump for the jets.
Veterinary facility rehabs canine therapy pools with new treatment system
Amendment changes the remedy for soil and groundwater contamination at 10th Street Site
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has issued an amendment to the Record of Decision (ROD) for the 10th Street Superfund Site in Columbus, Neb. EPA signed the ROD for the site in February 1995 to address groundwater contamination. The selected remedy for the 1995 ROD was sampling of municipal and monitoring wells and institutional controls to limit exposure to contamination from the site.
Site activities in 2000 and 2001 led to a final ROD issued in 2005. The final ROD selected the following remedies:
The company consolidates headquarters and leadership
Layne Christensen Co. announced that its board of directors has approved the relocation of its global corporate headquarters from Mission Woods, Kan., to The Woodlands, a suburb of Houston. The move is expected to commence in spring 2013 and be completed by winter 2013.
The move will involve most executive positions in Layne's corporate leadership, as well as certain other management and staff positions. Most senior executives from Layne's six divisions will ultimately consolidate into the Houston headquarters.
About 1.7 billion people live in areas where groundwater is used more quickly than it can be replenished
Groundwater supplies water to billions of people and is important for agricultural irrigation and the health of ecosystems. Water resource assessments tend to focus on surface water, but there is increasing concern about the depletion of groundwater. Although groundwater stored in aquifers is naturally renewed, shortages can occur when it is removed more quickly than it is recharged. In order to devise appropriate management strategies and communicate the issue to the public, it is necessary to understand the extent of the problem and identify locations of particular concern.
Meeting to feature more than 300 exhibitors and more than 70 hours of educational offerings
The world’s largest gathering of groundwater professionals has inundated the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 64th National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Expo and Annual Meeting.
Among the highlights are: