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P.E.I. Water Act tabled but silent on deep-water wells

Prince Edward Island's long-awaited Water Act, tabled in the provincial legislature on Nov. 23, will impose bans on fracking and export of bottled water but remains silent on the controversial issue of deep-water wells. The Guardian reports.

Ground water’s link to Great Lakes water quality needs definition: IJC report

Although the inclusion of ground water contaminant levels has improved reporting on Great Lakes water quality, more work needs to be done to understand connections between ground water and surface water quality, says a new report by the International Joint Commission.

Ontario allowing bottled water companies to take 7.6M litres a day on expired permits

Ontario is allowing several bottled water companies to take up to 7.6 million litres of ground water per day on expired permits, as it gives them time to amend renewal applications in light of new rules. CBC News reports.

Alberta and N.W.T. weigh in on joint water agreement

Alberta and the Northwest Territories have reported progress towards expanding understanding the Slave and Hay river basins after the first year of implementation of their joint transboundary water agreement.

Three classroom picks for Groundwater Week

The NGWA's Groundwater Week in Nashville, Tenn., is fast approaching and this year’s annual networking event provides another excellent slate of learning sessions to complement your time on the trade show floor. Here are just three of many talks that caught our eye. Enjoy your time in Music City!
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Product 1

Compounds made for variety of drilling conditions

Stinger Water Well and White Water lines of compounds by BESTOFLIFE are designed specifically for water-well drillers to perform well under a variety of temperatures and environmentally sensitive conditions. » Learn more
Product 2

MagForce permanent magnet motor

Franklin Electric will have on display its MagForce permanent magnet motor and welcome a water-well contractor to discuss its features at the company’s booth during Groundwater Week in December. » 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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