The biggest issue [regarding groundwater] faced by cities is lack of knowledge.
Monthly Archives: September 2012
“When we hear about people losing their homes because of their wells going dry, we have to act”
Groundwater is not only a precious resource, but an overused one.
Congress has authorized a national groundwater monitoring network, and proponents are seeking federal funding to build it.
In what could be a sweeping reform, Indian leaders are proposing that landowners must not also be ground water owners.
When the water table declines, it may not be as simple as digging a deeper well. Groundwater scarcity eventually leads logically to lower property values. Here is a good example of that happening in San Luis Obispo, California. Key quote: Those of us living in the rural areas over the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin depend… Read more »
Critical Needs for the Twenty-first Century: The Role of Geosciences was released this week by the American Geosciences Institute. Providing sufficient supplies of water is one of eight critical needs identified in the report. Within that need the report specifically recommends, “Monitoring of surface and subsurface water quantity and quality with a focus on enhancing… Read more »
Wisconsin legislation considering supporting an inventory of information on the location, quantity, and uses of the state’s groundwater.
Not only did the technology work, Wellntel is accurate too!
Eighty-eight million Americans rely on groundwater supplied by community water systems, while another 42 million depend on individual household wells. via Groundwater even more important in times of drought.