Posts Tagged: Groundwater information

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.

Wellntel featured in Xconomy

Wellntel was recently featured at the investor and tech website Xconomy. Reporter Jeff Engel did a terrific job interviewing, reporting and writing about Wellntel’s innovations and plans. Read it here.

Wellntel featured on Gigaom.com

Gigaom has run a feature article about Wellntel by Ucilia Wang, a freelance reporter who writes about renewables for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and many others. Ucilia did an exceptional job of understanding what we are doing and the impact we’re having. The article, and some good pictures, is here: http://gigaom.com/2014/05/02/this-startup-is-using-sound-waves-to-help-manage-ground-water/.  

California Groundwater Stress Confirmed

As part of Governor Jerry Brown’s drought response, the California Department of Water Resources has conducted new research and issued a new report documenting the impact of drought on groundwater resources and water wells in California. It’s worth noting that Wellntel pilot program participants are tracking these trends in realtime and are using what they… Read more »

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 »

Waterweek 2014 sponsor a farmer, naturally

Waterweek 2014, an event designed to “advocate for national policies that advance clean and safe waters and a healthy sustainable environment” was held in Washington DC this week. Its primary sponsor in Congress, Bob Gibbs (D-Ohio), during his speech to watertech leaders, explained that he was a farmer first, and depended on wells and groundwater… Read more »

“2nd place couldn’t feel any better”

This was the subject line of an email from CEO Marian Singer, sent to Team Wellntel — investors, friends and partners — after it was announced that Wellntel is a runner up in Imagine H20’s Global Water Technology Competition. Here is what else she had to say: Good evening – Nick and I are proud… Read more »

Wellntel helping folks manage the California drought

The area around Paso Robles California, part of the Central Coast region of California, is known for its idyllic rural setting and its prolific agricultural output. Once dotted with dry-farmed almond groves, now boutique and large scale vineyards and specialty ranches mingle with villas and hillside homesteads. And like most of California, the area is experiencing the worst… Read more »