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Coverage of aquifers since November 17, 2023.

Climate change, cost and competition for water drive settlement over tribal rights to Colorado River

"...Negotiating terms outlined late Wednesday include water rights not only for the Navajo Nation but the neighboring Hopi and San Juan Southern Paiute tribes in the northeastern corner of the state. The water would come from a mix of sources: the Colorado River that serves seven western states, the Little Colorado River, and aquifers and washes on tribal lands..."

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Bill Nye heading to Winnipeg with a mission to save the planet

"...Nye said the show involves six world-ending scenarios, including an asteroid hitting the earth and the draining of the aquifers that irrigate Canada and the United States. Nye then uses these scenarios to explain how everything can be saved with science..."

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Rejected: greenest mine of its kind wont be built in Manitoba The Narwhal

"...The Manitoba government has decided the environmental risks of Sio Silica's proposed silica sand mine touted by its proponent as crucial to renewable energy projects outweigh its economic potential..."

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Manitoba denies environmental licence to contentious sand project CityNews Winnipeg

"...It said a Clean Environment Commission report flagged a number of serious concerns about the project, which would have extracted sand through aquifers that provide drinking water to about 100,000 Manitobans..."

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City of Merritt announces water restrictions effective immediately

"...At present, the City is keeping level three watering restrictions and is encouraging residents to practice water conservation year-round to protect our drinking water and fish habitats, particularly on Coldwater River, which is a losing reach or sinking river where incoming water drains into the citys aquifers, the release reads..."

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Watts Happening: Is geothermal energy the next big thing?

"...Like solar and wind energy, geothermal energy not only lasts forever, it creates no pollution during operation. But better than solar and wind, geothermal is base load power. Like hydro electric, geothermal can run night and day, 24/7, year-round..."

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Wetlands crucial for the achievement of sustainable development goals

"...Inland wetlands include lakes and rivers, underground aquifers, swamps and marshes, wet grasslands, peatlands, flood plains, and oases, including other human-made wetlands such as rice paddies, saltpans, and farming ponds. Coastal wetlands include estuaries, deltas and tidal flats, mangroves, coastal marine areas, and coral reefs..."

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Groundwater depletion accelerating in many parts of the world, study finds

"...Groundwater is one of the largest freshwater sources anywhere in the world, making the depletion of aquifers a significant concern. Overpumping aquifers can make land sink and wells run dry and threatens water resources for residential development and farms that use it to irrigate fields..."

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Memphis utility lifts boil water advisory after 5 days CityNews Kitchener

"...Memphis Light, Gas and Water said water quality tests have met state and federal standards, and home and business customers no longer will be asked to boil water for three minutes before drinking it or using it to brush their teeth and prepare food..."

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Vancouver redevelopment's critics question lack of early hydrogeological study

"...In a joint statement, the MST-CLC Partnership said the lands will be a model for rainwater management and possibly restore historic waterflows to downstream wetlands and other systems in Jericho Beach Park. “At the same time, water will be slowed, stored, and celebrated so that spiritual and other cultural relationships with water can be restored at ??y?alm?x?/Iy?lmexw/Jericho Lands,” the partnership wrote. “We have undertaken technical work alongside the City of Vancouver to better understand the aquifer and how groundwater moves through it..."

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SFU prof gets $900,000 to study CCS potential in Lower Mainland

"...CCS is an option to reduce emissions from large-scale fossil-based energy and industry sources, provided geological storage is available," the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes Working Group 3 said in its sixth assessment last year..."

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Comox Valley Regional District headed to court over water bottling decision

"...Bruce Gibbons of Merville Water Guardians is taking the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) to court in hopes of reversing a decision that will allow a local resident to extract up to 10,000 litres of fresh water per day from the regional aquifer..."

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Jobs in aquifers

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Senior Groundwater Modeller

"...aquifer tests, characterize aquifers based on maps and other spatial data, and perform spatial analysis..."

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Hydrogeologist

"...aquifer tests, characterize aquifers based on maps and other spatial data, and perform spatial analysis using GIS tools..."

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Student, Hydrogeology, January 2024 (Calgary)

"...groundwater source and wastewater disposal assessments, geologic/hydrogeologic mapping of aquifers using well logs, regional and site groundwater flow assessments, contaminant hydrogeology and..."

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Senior Groundwater Modeller

"...aquifer tests, characterize aquifers based on maps and other spatial data, and perform spatial analysis..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about aquifers.

Partnerships and Cooperation for Water

"...The United Nations World Water Development Report 2023 demonstrates how building partnerships and enhancing cooperation across all dimensions of sustainable development are essential to accelerating progress towards SDG 6 and realizing the human rights to water and sanitation..."

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The Wild Soul of the Everglades National Park | Free Documentary Nature

"...UNESCO declared the Everglades & Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve in 1976, and listed the park as a World Heritage Site in 1979, while the Ramsar Convention included the park on its list of Wetlands of International Importance in 1987..."

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Before & After Scans after 5 years.

"...Taken from one of the high points of the Al Baydha Project's demonstration site, this shows the growth of the project's agroforestry system..."

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How Wells & Aquifers Actually Work

"...This video covers the basics of groundwater engineering, including how wells are built, how injection wells work, and how aquifers interact with surface water features..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about aquifers relevant to the latest news.

Aquifer depletion exacerbates agricultural drought losses in the US High Plains

"...Aquifer depletion poses a major threat to the ability of farmers, food supply chains and rural economies globally to use groundwater as a means of adapting to climate variability and change..."

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Inland Surface Waters Quantity Monitored from Remote Sensing

"...Most of the world's water demand relies on continental surface waters (rivers, lakes, wetlands and artificial reservoirs) while less on underground aquifers and seawater desalination..."

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The Effect of Discounting on the Formulation of an Aquifer Management Policy Based on Groundwater Trading

"...Optimal groundwater management is a necessary condition for achieving the objective of sustainable development, which is directly linked to issues of intergenerational equity..."

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Groundwater vulnerability mapping of hyper-humid urban aquifers for an improved water management in African megacities, opportu

"...The paper ends with clear recommendations to align land uses, landscape and groundwater protection in order to improve the quality of the drinking water supply for urban populations..."

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Model-based assessment of interbasin groundwater flow in data scarce areas: the Gallocanta Lake endorheic watershed (Spain)

"...Monitoring the baseflow of the Piedra-Ortiz river and of the Caminreal Springs will allow to get information on the evolution of the groundwater resource availability in the Gallocanta watershed..."

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Identification and apportionment of groundwater nitrate sources in Chakari Plain (Afghanistan)

"...The findings provide useful insights for decision makers to verify groundwater pollution and develop a sustainable groundwater management strategy..."

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Identification of groundwater recharge and flow processes inferred from stable water isotopes and hydraulic data in Bilate Rive

"...This study investigates the groundwater recharge sources and groundwater flow paths using the stable water isotopes (?18O and ?2H) and measured groundwater levels in the Bilate River watershed, Ethiopia..."

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Evaluating groundwater quality and salinity dynamics in the Western-west area of El Minya Governorate, Egypt, based on geochemi

"...This research not only advances our understanding of water quality and salinity dynamics in the region but also underscores the imperative for implementing sustainable water resource management strategies..."

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Assessment of groundwater potential using 1D model of vertical electrical sounding and aquifer protective capacity in the Narai

"...Vertical electrical sounding is widely used as information essential to governing the subsurface geological character, structural and hydrogeological conditions to delineate the sustainable development of groundwater potential zone..."

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