RFG 2018 Conference


NGWA: Four Steps for Well Owners to Protect Water Wells, Health During Hurricane Flooding

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(WESTERVILLE, OH — October 5, 2016) The owners of private household water wells in areas threatened by Hurricane Matthew flooding should act to address possible threats to their drinking water quality​, the National Ground Water Association said today.
If a well has been flooded:

Interactive map of groundwater quality in Idaho

The Idaho Bureau of Laboratories has produced an interactive map of groundwater quality for nine major contaminants across the state. Map layers are available for arsenic, chloride, copper, fluoride, iron, manganese, selenium, sulfate, and total nitrate.

Contaminant concentrations are provided for a variety of well depths, and maximum level guidelines from the EPA are provided, along with potential health effects from long-term exposure above these levels. Additional resources are also provided for further information on each contaminant.

Webinar Announcement: Desalination as a Source of Fresh Water

NGWA: Peter G. McCornick to Give Keynote at Dec. Meeting.


The National Groundwater Association has announced that Peter G. McCornick, PhD, PE, D. WRE will give the keynote at NGWA’s Groundwater Week and the Irrigation Association’s 2016 Irrigation Show and Education Conference and is titled, Water for Food Security: Solutions for the Context. “Food and water security are two major interrelated challenges facing the world.

Desalination as a Source of Fresh Water

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Background: Fresh water is an increasingly scarce resource in an increasingly populous and water-intensive world. Maintaining an adequate supply of fresh water both nationally and globally will be one of the largest challenges of the 21st century. Desalination of salty water – from both the ocean and the ground – represents a huge potential source of fresh water. The development of this resource requires a combination of geoscience, engineering, waste management, policy, and community outreach and participation.

Our speakers are:

  • Tzahi Cath, Ph.D., Ben L. Fryrear Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines | pdf download icon Slides   YouTube download icon Video
  • Jessica H Jones, Director of Communications, Poseidon Water | pdf download icon Slides   YouTube download icon Video
  • Katherine R. Zodrow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering, Montana Tech of the University of Montana; Non-Resident Scholar, Center for Energy Studies, James A. Baker III Institute, Rice University | pdf download icon Slides   YouTube download icon Video

Webinar Co-Sponsors: National Ground Water AssociationAssociation of Environmental & Engineering Geologists, International Association of Hydrogeologists: United States National Chapter

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Resources to learn more:

Search the Critical Issues Research Database for reports and factsheets about desalination.

Desalination as a Source of Fresh Water: Desalination 101


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