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MIT student invents new kind of centrifugal pump: ‘variable volute’

Hilary Johnson, an MIT doctoral student, who just won the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, has invented a new kind of centrifugal pump (called a “variable volute” pump) that does something engineering experts previously thought was impossible – it physically adjusts to more efficiently move water based on immediate need, resulting in energy and cost savings.

Manitoba livestock producers given funding options to construct wells, develop permanent pipelines and other means to combat dry conditions

Manitoba livestock producers who have been affected by dry conditions on pasture can apply for funding to support water source development under Ag Action Manitoba, including construction of new or rehabilitating existing wells or dugouts.

Additional funding supports immediate irrigation expansion in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan government has changed the Irrigation Development Program to allow livestock producers to access up to $500,000 per applicant to finance irrigation infrastructure.

Webinar helps contractors answer well owners’ questions about groundwater and public health

The Groundwater Foundation is hosting a free webinar to help those who work in groundwater respond to questions from customers about their wells and water supply and stay abreast of occurrences affecting groundwater quality and quantity.

Free Ontario program will give young people skills to pursue in-demand jobs

A $440,000 project funded by the Ontario government and led by not-for-profit Junior Achievement aims to help local communities recover more quickly from COVID-19 by addressing a shortage of workers in jobs like electrician, plumber, carpenter, computer analyst and software developer.
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Hoskin Scientific

Reliable Water Level Monitoring

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Canada Water Agency

Canada releases report on Canada Water Agency consultations

The federal government has released recommendations from the public on water issues of concern and their opinion of what the priorities of the Canada Water Agency should be. » Read more

U of Guelph announces Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute in honour of $10M donation

A $10-million gift from Edward Morwick will make possible significant capital improvements to the Bedrock Aquifer Field Facility for teaching and research at the University of Guelph. It will now be known as the Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute. » Read more
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Wellmaster Press x Press Couplings – Different from the Rest

Wellmaster has been designing and manufacturing Press x Press couplings for the past 19 years.

What makes our couplings better?

  • Strong friction taper connection for tough conditions
  • No threading or welding required, just drop on and start driving
  • Can be used for plain end casing with no bevel

Available in 4 1/2”, 6 5/8” and 7” diameters.

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OGWA Scholarship Golf Tournament

Sept. 17, 2021
Location: Conestogo, Ont.
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NGWA Groundwater Week 2021

Dec. 14-16, 2021
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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