The high plains aquifer is drying up from Texas to Kansas, sending farmers scurrying for alternative, less water-intensive, crops and stocks.
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Wellntel is mentioned as part of a smart water conservation strategy for rural homeowners in this month’s Acreage Life Magazine.
Groundwater depletion in the US is accelerating
Team Wellntel will be at the NGWA show in San Antonio on April 29 presenting “Groundwater Grid: The Electric Smart Grid Offers Lessons Learned and Avoidable Pitfalls When Monitoring Groundwater.”
The Water Rights Atlas addresses California’s water crisis by opening, organizing, and distilling dysfunctional state-level data to improve efficiency and access for water resource managers and the public.
We’re watching a developing story that has us wondering: will irrigators soon be forced to measure consumption? And if so, will supply side information inform smarter policy?
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.
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.