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60 Free Essays on Groundwater

  1. Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater

    Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater Poses a Serious Health Threat Nitrates contamination of the world's underground water supply poses as a potentially serious health hazard to the human inhabitants on earth. High nitrate levels found in well water has been proven to be the cause for num

  2. Groundwater

    Ground water! What is it? Well it's basically self-explanatory and is any water that is held under ground. That is only a very simple definition of it though and well in fact ground water is very critical to every ones life locally and worldwide. Most of the water that you drink comes from ground w

  3. Groundwater in Canada

    Groundwater in Canada The importance of groundwater source protection Groundwater is one of the most important water sources in Canada. It is more protected generally compared to the surface water thus it requires less treatment and in turn less operating costs to obtain it. It is estimated that u

  4. Management of Groundwater Contamination

    Contents Executive Summary 4 1. Introduction 5 1.1. What is groundwater? 6 1.2. Availability and use of groundwater 6 2. Sources of Groundwater Contamination 8 2.1. Natural Sources 8 2.2. Agricultural Activities 8 2.3. Human Activities 9 3. Regulatory, Institutional and Policy Framework 1

  5. Groundwater Developments and Management

    5 GROUNDWATER DEVELOPMENTS AND MANAGEMENT Maximum development of groundwater resources for beneficial use involves planning in tenns of an entire groundwater basin. Because a basin is a large natural underground reservoir, it follows that utilization of groundwater by one landowner affects the

  6. Water Supply

    Should water in the United States be supplied by private companies? Water, unlike electricity or the telephone, is indispensable to human life. According to Dzurik and Theriaque, it is the concern of many nations, including energy, food production, environmental quality and economic growth (1). Tra

  7. Water Warriors of India-Initiative Towards Pure

    Essay on Topic 1: How do you contribute to solving community problems? ‘Water Warriors of India - Initiative towards Pure and Ample water' No water or contaminated water is commonplace news in the national or regional dailies of India. Such incidents are termed by newspapers as mismanageme

  8. Global Environmental Challenges: the Implications for a New World Environmental Legal Order

    GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES: The Implications For A New World Environmental Legal Order 1.0 INTRODUCTION International environmental law has been based on the relationship between independent states that exercise exclusive national sovereignty over their territories. Globa

  9. Groundwater Hydrology

    3000 BC – Ecclesiastes 1:7 (Solomon) “All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.” Greek Philosophers (Plato, Aristotle) embraced the concept, but mechanisms were not understood. 17th Century – Pierre Perrau

  10. Groundwater

    Advantages of groundwater http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_advantages_of_ground_water actually Ground Water is free from Pathogenic bacteria(which cause diseases). it does not involve the suspended particles, which make the water turbid, unlike surface water of river or stream which

  11. Relative Groundwater Travel Times.Docx Uploaded Successfully

    Relative groundwater travel times. Groundwater makes up about twenty percent of the world's fresh water supply, which is about 0.61% of the entire world's water, including oceans and permanent ice. Global groundwater storage is roughly equal to the total amount of freshwater stored in the snow an

  12. Nitrate pollution in surface and groundwater

    The main areas of concern are nitrate pollution in surface and groundwater, phosphorus levels in surface water and contamination by pesticides released during farming activities. These chemicals act as nutrients for unwanted algal growth, which causes oxygen depletion within river bodies. This phen

  13. Groundwater

    Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates (figure 1) that occupied most of the UAE land of 67,340 km2 (Brook, M.C. et al, 2005). Its climate is arid, low annual rainfall rate of about 100mm/year, high evaporation rate, no reliable surface water resources such as rivers and low groundwater

  14. Waste

    Municipal Solid Waste Management in India: Present Practices and Future Challenge Sunil Kumar sunil_neeri@yahoo.co.in / sunil_neeri@iitb.ac.in 15 August 2005 Abstract Due to rapid urbanization and uncontrolled growth rate of population, municipal solid waste management (MSWM) has become acute

  15. Nitrate in Groundwater

    PREVENTION The 1990 EPA National Survey of Drinking Water Wells found that approximately 57 percent of the private wells tested contained detectable levels of nitrates. However, only 2.4 percent exceeded the EPA maximum contaminant level. In Colorado, nitrate contamination above the MCL occurs main

  16. Proceedings of the International Year of Sanitation and Groundwater Protection

    Symposium Booklet International Symposium Coupling Sustainable Sanitation & Groundwater Protection 14. - 17. October 2008 Geozentrum Hannover, Germany Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) World Health Organization Co-Sponsors and Partners of the Symposium Conve

  17. Groundwater Contamination

    LUSH FIELDS AND PARCHED THROATS: The Political E C O ~ O ~Groundwater in Gu-iarat of N Bela Bhatia Setu: Centre f i r Social Knowledge and Action (Ahmedabad) July I992 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This study is motivated and informed by my fist-hand experience of social action in the rural areas of

  18. Suitable Groundwater Sources

    According to the United States Geological Survey, 30.1% of the earth’s fresh water occurs as ground water (USGS, 2012). Since this is probably the single most important freshwater source that we have available, it is important that as we examine areas as potential aquifers we take into account the

  19. Growth and Mineralization Characteristics of Toluene and Diesel-Degrading Bacteria from Williams Refinery Groundwater

    Abstract Through bioremediation, naturally occurring bacteria can help restore the water quality of aquifers contaminated by leaking petroleum tanks. This project’s purpose was to determine the optimal growth temperature and mineralization rate (rate at which the bacteria turn hydrocarbon into

  20. Fertilizers Effect on Groundwater

    Fertilizer Effects on Nitrate Levels in Groundwater Purpose Procedure Data Conclusion Nitrate contamination in ground water ultimately ends up in lakes, streams and springs causing excessive nutrients resulting in degraded water quality and clarity. The purpose of this project was to deter

  21. Environmental Ethics

    Environmental Ethics Introduction Environmental ethics is the discipline that studies the moral relationship of human beings to, and also the value and moral status of, the environment and its nonhuman contents. It is the part of environmental philosophy which considers the ethical relationship be

  22. Groundwater

    Title: City Development and Its impact on Groundwater: a study on Mirpur of Dhaka Objectives: * To identify the increasing rate of ground water extraction for city dwellers. * To study the consequences of groundwater extraction. * To find out alternative options of water for city dw

  23. The Interlinking of Indian Rivers in India and Its Implications on Environment

    The Interlinking of Indian Rivers in India and its implications on Environment M. Feroz Khan Scientist, Reservoir Division of CIFRI, Hessarghatta Lake Post, Bangalore – 560089, India ferosekhan23@gmail.com 1. Introduction The availability of freshwater at various spots on

  24. Groundwater

    Groundwater depletion Groundwater is a valuable resource . Where surface water, such as lakes and rivers, are scarce or inaccessible, groundwater supplies many of the hydrologic needs of people everywhere. In the United States. It is the source of drinking water for about half the total population

  25. The Nucler Cost

    The Nuclear Cost Up until the 1930s nuclear power was nothing more than ideas and theories written down on what could theoretically happen. With the dawn of nuclear power shortly after, the world has never remained the same. Nuclear power although efficient and very powerful, does have its dra

  26. Groundwater

    GROUNDWATER * Water that comes from the ground. * Replenished or recharged by rain and seepage from rivers. * Contributes 14 percent of the total water resource potential of the Philippines * Region X has the lowest potential source of groundwater compared to its surface water po

  27. Groundwater Pollution in Bangladesh

    Groundwater is an important source of drinking water for more than half of the nation's population and nearly all its rural population. In recent years, widespread reports of bacteria, nitrate, synthetic organic chemicals and other pollutants in groundwater have increased public concern about the qu

  28. The Important Roles That Groundwater and Water Conservation

    Economic studies estimate the population of Texas to increase at an average of 1.7 percent annually. The growth supports the demand for retail trade, services, and government output (Rylander, 2002). However, increased water use is a result of the growth as well. West Texas’...

  29. A Report on the over-Extraction of Groundwater in Queensland

    A REPORT ON THE OVER-EXTRACTION OF GROUNDWATER IN QUEENSLAND Prepared for: THE IDEAS SUMMIT ON THE ENVIRONMENT Due: 22 May 2013 Submitted: 22 May 2013 Prepared By: Katie Gray Executive Summary The purpose of this report is to focus on an aspect of environmental economics, namely

  30. Using Post Normal Science How Can We Control the Drainage System of a Basin

    Reshaping Exam Essay Question B2 Water is the essence of humanity. It is the source of life. We need to it live, and our environment needs it to survive. The amount of our fresh water supply is limited, for this reason it is vital for us to manage the amounts of water we have left, and distrib