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.
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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.
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.
Groundwater accounts for nearly half of the drinking water in the world, and it is used to grow food that millions of people rely on. But out of sight means out of mind.
Wellntel will present “Groundwater Grid: The Electric SmartGrid offers Lessons Learned and Avoidable Pitfalls when Monitoring Groundwater” at the next NGWA conference.
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 »
A new study by Michigan State University suggests #groundwater quantity to quality cause and effect.
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.
New study highlights how human activity such as drainage or borehole drilling can have far-reaching seismic effects.
It’s important that people understand how much water they use. At Wellntel, we wholeheartedly agree.