Monthly Archives: November 2009

Attendees-Learn-About-Solinst-Instrumentation

Attendees Learn About Solinst Instrumentation

Throughout the two days of the symposium, attendees were provided with the opportunity to discuss environmental applications and monitoring methodologies with Solinst technical staff. The attendees were able to view hands-on demonstrations of Solinst instrumentation, including Solinst STS Telemetry Systems, Leveloggers®, Bladder Pumps, and Multilevel Groundwater Monitoring Systems. Solinst staff were there to answer any questions about the equipment […]

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New Approaches for Exploiting Water-Level Responses to Fluctuations in Barometric Pressure

Jim Butler from the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas provided a great presentation to close the symposium. Jim discussed work being done by the Kansas Geological Survey at monitoring wells that have been set up to collect continuous records of water level and barometric pressure. Although not the initial focus of their studies, they […]

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Designing-Water-Monitoring-Networks

Designing Provincial-Scale Water Monitoring Networks to Meet Future Needs

The symposium continued on Day Two with a presentation from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. The presentation focused on the province-wide stream water and groundwater monitoring networks that are currently being overseen by the Ministry of the Environment in partnership with Conservation Authorities and participating municipalities. These networks monitor ambient (baseline) stream water quality conditions […]

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Of Salt and Sand – The story of Two of Nebraska’s Most Unique Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem

Day Two began with a very interesting presentation by Ed Harvey with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Ed presented ongoing research from two of Nebraska’s most unique groundwater dependent ecosystems – Eastern Saline Wetlands and Sandhills Fens. Due to the unique composition of the groundwater that feeds these two ecosystems, the species found in these environments are not native […]

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Advances in Environmental Drilling Technologies

Day One ended with a guest speaker from Boart Longyear. Brennan McMahan focused on the use of sonic drilling technology for environmental applications, involving soil samples and groundwater monitoring. Brennan discussed the advantages gained through sonic drilling, talked about the costs involved and showed that this technology is quick and effective in a wide variety […]

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High Resolution Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring

The symposium continued with a presentation by Murray Einarson, with AMEC Geomatrix. His presentation was a great follow-up to Dave Rudolph’s, as it presented methods to obtain the valuable data required, particularly in groundwater assessments. Murray provided an overview of the types and scales of measurements that are important during subsurface assessments and new approaches and technologies […]

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Temporal-Spatial-Data-Precision

Emerging Needs for Temporal and Spatial Data Precision

Dave Rudolph, with the University of Waterloo, started the symposium off with a very thought-provoking presentation on the value of diverse and abundant data. Dave used case studies and different modeling methodologies to illustrate how various factors impact the quantity and quality of water resources, and how a small change can affect these conditions quickly and […]

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Solinst-Symposium-Success

Solinst Symposium a Great Success!

On October 22nd and 23rd Solinst held a unique symposium on “Recent Advances in Watershed and High Resolution Monitoring”. The event was held at our office in Georgetown, Ontario and featured speakers from the University of Waterloo, AMEC Geomatrix, Boart Longyear, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and the Kansas Geological […]

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