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Groundwater Concerns in the Land of Lakes

Minnesota’s Star Tribune is reporting that the water cycle in the Twin Cities area is far out of balance with withdrawals surpassing the rate of recharge. Experts are predicting that unsustainable consumption will force farmers and residents to go elsewhere.

The Changing Economics of Deep Aquifers

In places like Mexico City, where population and changing weather patterns have overburdened shallow aquifers and made recharge difficult or insufficient, deeper aquifers are getting a second look.

Wisconsin: Where water is ample, but water information is not

Well owners and water well contractors can use Wellntel’s low cost sensors to monitoring the health of the water supply and take preventive steps to avoid expensive well failures. As importantly, with insights into groundwater health and trends in their neighborhoods, they’ll become key stakeholders in protecting groundwater resources.

Talking #groundwater in Texas

Wellntel will present “Groundwater Grid: The Electric SmartGrid offers Lessons Learned and Avoidable Pitfalls when Monitoring Groundwater” at the next NGWA conference.

Business awareness of water-risk growing

Awareness of the impact of water related issues on business operations is growing. The CDP Global Water Report, which surveyed 185 of 318 companies listed on the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (Global 500), found 68 percent of companies view water as a substantial risk to their business. Companies are even beginning to reach into… Read more »

How does an aquifer work?

Here is a fun video of a model of the Texas Edwards aquifer, along with demonstrations of recharge and contamination and a call for water conservation and management.