Photo: Well drillers for Hydro Resources drill a well near Sublette, Kansas. Photo © Brian Lehmann / Circle of Blue By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue
Drilling deeper not a long-term strategy, authors say.
When a severe drought enveloped California a few years ago and rivers shriveled, farmers in the Central Valley punched wells deeper underground, seeking to tap water reserves that were untouched by aridity on the surface.
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Photo: A groundwater well near Estancia, New Mexico. Credit: Debra Perrone
The U.S. groundwater supply is smaller than originally thought, according to a new research study that includes a University of Arizona hydrologist.
The study provides important insights into the depths of underground fresh and brackish water in some of the most prominent sedimentary basins across the U.S.
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Photo: University of Saskatchewan hydrologist and executive director of the Global Institute for Water Security Jay Famiglietti gives a lecture at the University of Saskatchewan on Sept. 22, 2018.
A former NASA scientist has come to work at the University of Saskatchewan to address issues of water security and scarcity around the world.
Considered one of the leading hydrologists in the world, Jay Famiglietti was recruited to be the executive … [more…]
University of Saskatchewan research group interviewed 22 elders from First Nation community
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Animation might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to serious academic research.
But researchers from the University of Saskatchewan have teamed up with the Yellow Quill First Nation to chronicle the community’s struggles with water in a new video that combines storytelling and animated drawing.
It’s a part of … [more…]