Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

In harm's way

Study: How close is too close for hydraulic fracturing?

Groundwater wells in the western United States. STANFORD | Water in the West


Stanford University & UC Santa Barbara

How safe is the water you drink? Although wells for drinking water and wells for oil and gas production are known to exist in the same geographic regions, their proximity to one another across the United States was uncertain. In a new study published today, researchers at Stanford University and UC Santa Barbara have determined what percentage of domestic groundwater wells might be next-door neighbors to active hydraulic fracturing.


Berkeley Lab studies the effects of fires on water

Daily Californian

With the coming rainy season, some Sonoma County residents are fearful of the effects of runoff from the recent North Bay fires entering the nearby Russian River, a major source of water for Sonoma and Marin counties. Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are studying the fire’s impact on the Russian River and the groundwater system.


WEF urges Congress to fund key water programs

Water Environment Federation

The Water Environment Federation is urging Congress to protect funding for federal research that is critical to addressing challenges facing the nation’s water resources. WEF requests funding be increased or at least maintained for water research at the Department of Energy, EPA, U.S. Geological Survey, National Science Foundation and Bureau of Reclamation.