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August 22, 2019

Protect Your Groundwater Day is Sept. 3

September 3 is Protect Your Groundwater Day! The annual observance was established by the National Ground Water Association to highlight the responsible development, management and use of ground water. Let’s do what we can to raise awareness of ground water issues!

Long-term monitoring of ground water needed to secure supplies, study suggests

Drinking water resources must be monitored long-term for potential contamination, not only from fracking but also from conventional oil and gas production, suggests a study published in the journal Groundwater by hydrogeologists from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Arizona.

Two First Nation communities launch innovative water main project

The Mississaugas of the Credit and Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario have launched an innovative water main project designed to bring a reliable supply of clean and safe water to the rural residents of both communities.

Harrietsfield, N.S., residents ‘angry’ over option to pay $26K per household for clean water

A city in Nova Scotia has suggested installing a water pipe system that would cost homeowners $26,000 per household to access clean municipal water after their water was contaminated. Residents are considering other options, including installing a cistern system and drilling wells. Global News reports.

Quebec researchers look to use ground water to cool buildings, reduce dependence on A/C

A team of Quebec researchers is trying to find a new way of beating the heat by using ground water to cool down buildings and reduce the climate impact of air conditioning units. CBC News reports.

B.C. restricts water use on Koksilah River

British Columbia has begun restricting water use by select users on the Koksilah River to protect fish populations, which are under threat due to low water flows in the river. The Cowichan Valley Citizen reports.
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World Bank

World Bank report connects water quality with economics

The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality that is eliminating one-third of potential economic growth in heavily polluted areas and threatening human and environmental well-being, according to a World Bank report released on Aug. 20. » Learn more

Updated atlas reveals top water-stressed areas

The World Resources Institute's updated Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas finds that 17 countries, which are home to a quarter of the world’s population, face “extremely high” water stress. The tool ranks water stress, drought risk, and riverine flood risk across 189 countries and their states and provinces, including areas in Canada. » Learn more

Protect Your Groundwater Day

Sept. 3, 2019
Location: North America
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