Posts Tagged: environment

Groundwater insights allow businesses to meet sustainability goals

Wellntel for the Sustainable Businesses

It was once thought that groundwater monitoring would be the exclusive purview of government scientists, agencies and regulators. Wellntel upends that premise by enlisting, teaching and enabling citizens and community groups to themselves become collectors of groundwater data. We’ve seen that businesses are as interested as citizens and communities in sustainability, and need groundwater facts to meet their profit goals, their goals… Read more »

Introductory meeting at the Lyle Activity Center in Klickitat County, WA

Neighbors, ranchers, educators, and businesses of Klickitat County in the State of Washington can work together to understand groundwater, create smart local agreements, increase social and economic resilience, and protect the land and property value. Communities that have sufficient groundwater facts can smartly balance the needs of citizens, ranches, forests, and businesses. Today, citizens in Klickitat County are coming… Read more »

Wellntel Bringing Talent and Technology to California’s Growing Groundwater Networks

Lee Knudtson

Lee Knudtson, with years of experience helping customers utilize Wellntel Technology and Groundwater Data, will anchor Wellntel’s work in the state of California. With the 2014 passage of the historic Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), California has set an ambitious goal to bring the state’s critically important groundwater basins into a sustainable regime of pumping and… Read more »

Introductory meeting at the Riveredge Nature Center on September 6th at 6:30pm

Learn how citizens of Ozaukee and Washington Counties can build a Community Groundwater Network Neighbors, farmers, schools, and businesses of Ozaukee and Washington Counties can work together to understand groundwater, create smart local agreements, increase social and economic resilience, and protect the land and property value. Experts will share facts about area groundwater, you can see… Read more »

August 17th: Groundwater in South Benton County Oregon

Alpine Oregon

Learn how citizens and neighbors of South Benton County Oregon can work together to measure and understand groundwater, build community support for smart local management, and protect property value. See live demonstrations, discuss project goals, enjoy refreshments. At the Alpine Community Center 6pm – 8pm, August 17th RSVP RICHARDSAYLOR@PEAK.ORG. Download and share a flyer for… Read more »

As central oversight lessens, neighbors take resilience into their own hands

A reach of the Little Plover River in the Central Sands area of Wisconsin

The need for continuous hydrological data is growing, while the ability of government agencies to collect and interpret these data is flat or declining. Photo from Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bulletin 111, full citation below * The responsibility for groundwater resource management is shifting from governments to citizens Recent legislation and legal rulings on… Read more »

Wellntel data confirm satellite-based groundwater trends

Water levels measured by Wellntel System in California well, 2016/2017

Providing networked data at the level needed to make informed decisions, take action, and manage local groundwater resources This colorful map, developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, provides an important view of the extent and level of drought and wetness in shallow aquifers across the United States. These regional conditions vary seasonally and… Read more »

“In a nonstationary world, continuity of observations is critical”*

Visualization of a very wavy Northern Hemisphere jet stream. (NASA)

Groundwater isn’t static anymore… It is true that groundwater as a natural resource has never been truly static, in the sense that it is constantly moving from points of recharge to points of natural discharge. All components of the hydrological cycle, including groundwater, move continually in response to large-scale physical drivers and the energy dynamics… Read more »

Rainfall impacting groundwater levels in Central California

Wellntel: Rainfall vs groundwater level

Wellntel owners in central California are tracking the impacts of heavy rainfalls on groundwater levels in their wells. In a dramatic weather turn, the skies have opened up over an area that has suffered many months of drought. In Paso Robles, for example, there has been a total of seventeen inches of rainfall since October, with eleven of it… Read more »

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 »