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Ground water and tundra fires thaw permafrost together, study suggests

Ground water may play a previously unrecognized role in thawing Arctic permafrost following wildfires, according to new Canadian-led research.

Researchers develop water testing ‘in a box’ for rural Canada

A prototype portable device that detects E. coli in water and changes the pH balance of that water within an hour is targeting water-testing agencies, engineers in rural communities, and those who live on well systems. The University of Alberta reports.

BC Rural Dividend program taking applicants for community projects

Applications for funding of community-driven projects by the BC Rural Dividend program will be accepted until Dec. 15, 2017, the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has announced.

First utility-based community geothermal system in N.Y.

Miller Environmental Group has completed the geothermal bore drilling and installed the community loop field system for an innovative National Grid project providing heating and cooling to 10 homes in a town in Long Island, N.Y.

Rural workers have tougher go after workplace injuries

Blue-collar workers in rural Alberta have a tougher time getting back on their feet from injuries than their urban counterparts, University of Alberta researchers have found.
New Products 
Product 1

Power Pro ESP electric sampling pump

The Power Pro ESP pump combines the benefits of the two common types of electric ground water sampling pumps – the high-powered pump and the disposable pump – into one efficient unit. » Learn more
Product 2

Little Beaver launches reduction gearbox

Little Beaver recently introduced a planetary reduction gearbox for its Big Beaver and Big Beaver XL drills that provides as much as 1,100 foot-pounds of torque. » Learn more

National Groundwater Week

December 5-7, 2017
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
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OGWA regional training

December 12, 2017
Location: Walkerton, Ont.
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