Posts Tagged: aquifer

What is a Community Wellntel Groundwater Network?

Installing a Wellntel system

You may have seen a tweet or a post about Wellntel Community Groundwater Networks, as opposed to just singular groundwater sensors. Wellntel networks are arrays of sensors in which the data from a few or many sensors can be assembled to answer questions about connections between supply and demand in an area or evaluate risk or opportunity. Groundwater scientists have… Read more »

Wellntel Sponsors – Changing the way we see Groundwater

Wellntel Sponsors

Coinciding with Groundwater Week 2016, Wellntel Announces “Sponsors” — a program designed to make groundwater facts available everywhere. Wellntel’s new “Sponsor” program makes large-scale, stakeholder-engaging groundwater monitoring a reality. Sponsoring of Wellntel systems is happening in 25 states already. Today’s announcement formalizes the program and augments the underlying tools and resources that make it possible…. Read more »

Wisconsinites care about their groundwater

Wellntel in Wisconsin

  Wellntel isn’t just for drought: it’s for anyone interested in resources, water, conservation, climate and weather, farming, irrigation, or just, simply, lowering costs and preventing emergencies. That’s why, in water-rich Wisconsin, Wellntel networks are popping up all over: Here is the current list of counties with Wellntel: Dane Ozaukee Washington Waukesha Milwaukee Manitowoc Sheboygan Kewaunee… Read more »

Groundwater Pumping Risk Featured in USA Today

USA Today Solutions

If you haven’t already seen it, the cover article, called ‘Pumped beyond limits, many U.S. aquifers in decline’ at USA Today is a meticulously researched, eye-opening piece about the rapidly declining state of the US’ and the world’s major aquifers, impact, and potential solutions. The first three solutions proposed are, in essence, Wellntel – and we make… Read more »

Seeing something odd in your Wellntel groundwater data?

Wellntel owners play a key role in helping Wellntel’s technology to get smarter and more accurate. If, for example, you see a reading in your groundwater level chart that just doesn’t seem right — it looks to be outside of a trend or indicates a measurement that seems illogical (as with the measurement highlighted below)… Read more »

Read about Wellntel in Farm Journal Magazine

Farm Journal’s Chris Bennett has written a terrific piece about how groundwater information — specifically, insights about the supply side — benefits farmers. Traditionally, a technician must measure water levels using special equipment and then seal the well after taking a reading. That data is soon out of date. However, Wellntel is designed to tell… Read more »

Wellntel information improves groundwater science

While the need for more information about groundwater grows, methods or plans to get it have lagged far behind for decades. And while computer models become more powerful every day, verifiably accurate observations to confirm and improve them are expensive and time consuming when you can’t see the resource, as is the case with groundwater…. Read more »

Wellntel: like moving from black-and-white to HDTV

U-C Berkeley researchers, tapping Wellntel aggregated data for groundwater models, are experiencing the power of rich data – what some call “ground-truth” – in assessing the condition and future of the resource. Here’s an except from a recent article about Wellntel’s collaboration with UCB scientists in California Magazine. Excerpt: “The current problem, the [U-C Berkeley] researchers… Read more »

Wellntel’s Groundwater Innovation Makes News, Again

Sue Luft, Wellntel pilot program participant and founder of Pro Water Equity, and Nick Hayes, CTO of Wellntel, were interviewed by the KPIX 6 o’clock news about the importance of groundwater information to people who depend on private wells, like homeowners, ranchers, farmers and growers. Read more about Wellntel’s Paso Robles Pilot program here.

The basic dynamics of groundwater

This terrific image by Carsten Egestal Thuesen at GEUS shows the basic dynamics of groundwater, including the impacts of topology and pumping, “layers” of water, from the unconfined to deeper “confined” layers, and the time it takes for groundwater resources to flow and replenish. Read more in the Ground Water and Surface Water: A Single Resource,… Read more »