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P.E.I. farmers may soon apply for access to high-capacity wells for irrigation

Prince Edward Island’s Water Act came into effect on June 16 with regulations, in effect lifting the moratorium on drilling high-capacity water wells by recommending that agricultural producers be treated the same as commercial or industrial users of high-capacity water wells.

Millions of cubic metres of drinking water being wasted due to leaky pipes: RCCAO report

Millions of cubic metres of treated drinking water are being pumped into the ground every year across Ontario municipalities as a result of leaky and broken pipes, according to a new study by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario.

New forecasting tool aims to help Manitoba farmers better manage extreme weather events

The federal government is working with Manitoba farmers to create a tool to give them forecasts for soil moisture, groundwater and surface water flow to help manage and mitigate risks associated with extreme weather events.

Research measures potential impacts of fugitive gas emissions on groundwater

Researchers have gained valuable insights into the movement and measurement of natural gas in the shallow subsurface, as well as assessments of impacts to groundwater, using a custom-built field station in British Columbia’s Northeast Region.

NGWA Groundwater Week set for Nashville in December

Groundwater Week is back in a big way in 2021. The annual event hosted by the National Ground Water Association will take place Dec. 15-16 in Nashville, Tenn., with more than 250 exhibitors displaying products and services, and sharing their expertise.
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Mentoring the next generation

Finding and keeping good employees is a huge challenge facing groundwater contractors. Carolyn Camilleri talks with Drillwell Enterprises and Fleming College to learn how transferring knowledge and experience to new hires can provide much-needed help with training and retention. » Read more
CanPipe Podcast

Podcast tackles drilling site’s carbon footprint

Canadian Pipe and Pump Supply Inc. brings you the first of three podcast episodes exploring the footprint left during drilling for domestic water wells and dewatering wells. Listen in as editor Colleen Cross and CanPipe’s Mike Hare share details of a custom survey, go over developments in sustainability and single-use plastics legislation and start the discussion of what the groundwater industry can do to reduce its impact on the environment. » Read more
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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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