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USask researchers find more water below Earth’s crust than previously thought

More water lies within the Earth’s continental crust than previously thought, according to newly published estimates, which indicates the planet’s land mass groundwater is the largest store of water in any form, larger than ice sheets. University of Saskatchewan reports.

U of Calgary study explores depressions and their role in groundwater recharge

A University of Calgary study published in Vadose Zone Journal looks at how the groundwater recharge process – including depressions where runoff from the surrounding land accumulates and moves into groundwater – may be disturbed in the future as the climate changes. Phys.org reports.

Ontario providing additional drought support for northwestern farmers

The Ontario government is providing additional supports for livestock farmers impacted by drought conditions in northwestern Ontario by providing up to $15,000 through the Northwestern Ontario Drought Assistance Initiative for well-drilling and pond construction projects.

Summer 2021 saw drop in groundwater levels in B.C.’s Columbia Basin

Groundwater data collected from some of the aquifers being monitored as part of Living Lakes Canada’s Columbia Basin Groundwater Monitoring Program showed a decrease in water levels when comparing this July to last July.

Morwick G360 PhD student awarded memorial scholarship for groundwater study in N.W.T.

Julie Zettl, a new PhD student with Dr. Beth Parker at the Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute, has been awarded the Thomas Krug Memorial Scholarship. Zettl will take part in a study of groundwater quality in the Liard Basin in the Northwest Territories.
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OGWA scholarship tournament

OGWA scholarship tournament draws 118 golfers

This year’s Ontario Ground Water Association golf tournament drew a record 118 golfers. See photo highlights of the annual event, held Sept. 17 in Conestogo, Ont., to raise funds toward scholarships for students in Fleming College’s drilling and blasting program. » Read more
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Canadian National Ground Water Association: Become a voting member

The Canadian National Ground Water Association was formed to be your voice on federal issues of concern to the groundwater industry in Canada – working alongside provincial associations. If you are involved in the industry, you are automatically an Associate member of the Canadian National Ground Water Association. Make a donation of $100 or more to participate in meetings and have a vote on association matters. Here you’ll find all the details and a CNGWA membership registration form. » Read more

How undersea aquifers could become a source of fresh water for coastal communities

Groundwater under the sea floor off the coast of Prince Edward Island could solve a host of problems for the Island, but there are a lot of questions that need to be answered first. The research vessel Maria S. Merian is currently off the North Shore, using various techniques to search for groundwater below the bottom of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. CBC News reports. » Read more

P.E.I. launches program to collect and recycle agricultural plastics

A change to regulations under Prince Edward Island’s Environmental Protection Act means a new program will be in place in the province to collect and recycle agricultural plastics. » Read more

More real-world data needed to weigh impact of extra irrigation, says P.E.I. watershed group

The P.E.I. Watershed Alliance says more data gathering, research and monitoring are needed in order to understand the impacts supplemental irrigation would have on both land and water in the province. CBC News reports. » Read more

NGWA Groundwater Week 2021

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