Posts Tagged: environment

25% of cropland is water stressed

The World Resources Institute’s Aquaduct project has published a global assessment of agricultural risk from water shortages. The report says that 25% of the world’s agriculture is grown in highly water-stressed areas, suggesting that sustainable water practices will be vital to farm businesses and the people that depend on them for food. The data are… Read more »

Wellntel and UC Berkeley Hydroclimate Group to Make Groundwater More Visible

For Immediate Release — Milwaukee, WI — September, 2013 //  The Wisconsin water technology firm Wellntel, working with scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, will bring groundwater into view to help make it sustainable. It’s a bold project that will have lasting positive global consequences. Until recently, ample groundwater seemed like a sure thing. Generally,… Read more »

Wellntel for Rural Homeowners

Wellntel is mentioned as part of a smart water conservation strategy for rural homeowners in this month’s Acreage Life Magazine.

See you in Texas!

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.”

New Atlas: Water Rights in California

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.

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.

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.