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 »
Posts Tagged: Water Scarcity
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
“We’re 50 years without doing the math [about groundwater]” It’s time to do the math, balancing demand and supply.
Nobody wants the #groundwater to run out, but lacking facts, limits in New Mexico seem severe.
The high plains aquifer is drying up from Texas to Kansas, sending farmers scurrying for alternative, less water-intensive, crops and stocks.