Tag: groundwater monitoring program

Enhancing Water Basin Management In Turkey

The General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSİ) in Turkey, have developed a long-term program to enhance the country’s water basin management through 2023. Their goals include, improving water quality, and gaining current and ongoing information on groundwater and surface water resources. Plans involve conducting hydrogeological investigations, geological surveys, creating models, and reporting water resource… Continue Reading »

Solinst Telemetry Helps Assess Drought Conditions In North Carolina

The Water Resources Division of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) is responsible for protecting, enhancing, and managing North Carolina’s surface water and groundwater resources. More than half of North Carolina’s population receives its drinking water from aquifers. With a large amount of the state’s groundwater also being used for irrigation, livestock, mining, and… Continue Reading »

Groundwater Resource Management In Ontario; Past, Present And Future

 From the induction of the Drillers Act in 1946 to the Walkerton tragedy in 2001, Christopher Munro and Heather Brodie-Brown discussed the major changes and events that have shaped how groundwater is managed in Ontario. In addition, their presentation included an overview of the major groundwater management initiatives taking place in Ontario today. This includes… Continue Reading »

Municipal Groundwater Monitoring In The Region Of Waterloo – A Focus On The Ontario Clean Water Act

Day one of the symposium ended with a thought-provoking talk from Waterloo Region’s Senior Hydrogeologist, Tammy Middleton. Tammy discussed the key objectives of the Region’s groundwater management program. The first objective of the program is to comply with legislation, while providing a safe and sufficient supply of water to the public. Recently, this involved incorporating… Continue Reading »

Regional Scale Groundwater Understanding: The Collection, Management And Analysis Of Data For Conceptual And Numerical Model Development, Application And Testing

Attendees enjoyed the presentation by Steve Holysh and Rick Gerber of the Oak Ridges Moraine Coalition. They presented work being done for the Region’s unique groundwater management program. Rapid growth and expansion on the Moraine triggered the program into action about 20 years ago, to more fully understand the extent, quality and movement of the… Continue Reading »

Bladder Pumps Exceed Sampling Criteria

A nuclear power facility in England has an extensive groundwater monitoring well network that requires regular sampling. Golder Associates, the project team who developed the network, wished to update their sampling equipment and protocols to improve efficiency, while maintaining accuracy and high safety standards. A set of objectives was defined to help determine the ideal… Continue Reading »

Next Olympic Site Uses Levelogger Gold And Junior

As the Olympic torch is passed from our hands in Canada, huge efforts are underway for the 2012 Summer Olympics set to take place in London, England. In preparation for the games, a new Olympic Park is being constructed in Stratford, East London. In the works since 2005, the Park spans 500 acres and features… Continue Reading »

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… Continue Reading »

Lithuania Selects Levelogger For National Groundwater Monitoring Program

Groundwater is the sole source of drinking water in Lithuania; therefore, the importance of protecting this resource was recognized many years ago. To maintain their supply, a regular groundwater monitoring program was established in 1946. By 1962 the monitoring network had spread across most of the country, with more than 20 monitoring stations, including 190… Continue Reading »