EPA Releases Draft Groundwater Clean-up Guidelines for PFAS Substances

EPA Releases Draft Groundwater Clean-up Guidelines for PFAS Substances

Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of chemicals used since the 1940s, have recently emerged as a contaminant of concern in surface water groundwater due to their persistence and potential to cause adverse human health effects. As a result of this new awareness, the EPA has released draft groundwater clean-up guidelines for public comment. As part of HydroSolutions’ mission to provide our clients with the highest level of technical expertise, our remediation experts will be following these developments in PFAS groundwater remediation standards closely.

USDA Proposes Bold Moves to Improve Forest, Grassland Management

USDA Proposes Bold Moves to Improve Forest, Grassland Management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service (USFS) released proposed changes to modernize how the agency complies with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposed updates would not only give the Forest Service the tools and flexibility to manage the land and tackle critical challenges like wildfire, insects, and disease but also improve service to the American people.

As it Enters its 40th Year, the Future of the Montana Water Court is Unclear

As it Enters its 40th Year, the Future of the Montana Water Court is Unclear

The Montana Water Court was created by the 1979 Legislature to facilitate and expedite the statewide adjudication of over 219,000 state of Montana water rights and Indian and Federal reserved water rights claims. The Water Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the adjudication of any and all water rights claims. The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Water Adjudication Bureau assists the Montana Water Court in the adjudication of all claims to pre-July 1, 1973 water rights. The Bureau examines all claims pursuant to Supreme Court rules and provides a summary report to the Water Court on each of the 85 basins in the state.

EPA releases draft groundwater clean-up guidelines for PFAS substances

EPA releases draft groundwater clean-up guidelines for PFAS substances

Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of chemicals used since the 1940s, have recently emerged as a contaminant of concern in surface water groundwater due to their persistence and potential to cause adverse human health effects. As a result of this new awareness, the EPA has released draft groundwater clean-up guidelines for public comment. As part of HydroSolutions’ mission to provide our clients with the highest level of technical expertise, our remediation experts will be following these developments in PFAS groundwater remediation standards closely.

Protect Your Groundwater Day - September 4, 2018

Protect Your Groundwater Day - September 4, 2018

Protect Your Groundwater Day (#PYGWD), sponsored by the National Groundwater Association, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the responsible development and management of groundwater resources. On Protect Your Groundwater Day, NGWA encourages members of the public, business, industry, and government agencies to become “Groundwater Protectors” by taking steps to conserve and protect groundwater resources.

Fracking: where does the water go?

Fracking: where does the water go?

We all hear about hydraulic fracturing (fracking) injecting large volumes of water under extremely high pressures, miles deep, to create the little cracks that enable oil and/or gas to flow. But perhaps you’ve wondered where all that water actually goes. No really—you must have wondered, right, maybe before you fall asleep or in the middle of the night? Here is a study from the journal Groundwater that attempts to answer that puzzling question.

NASA scientists embark on SnowEx project to improve remote sensing of snow water content

NASA scientists embark on SnowEx project to improve remote sensing of snow water content

A NASA-led scientific research project supported by NASA’s Terrestrial Hydrology Program has undertaken a study to improve remote sensing of snow-water equivalent, particularly in forested watersheds. The first part of the study involved extensive field work to collect data for the evaluation of various remote sensing techniques, with the ultimate aim of designing a remote sensing space mission.

National Groundwater Awareness Week Coming March 11-17

National Groundwater Awareness Week Coming March 11-17

The National Groundwater Association will be sponsoring National Groundwater Awareness Week from March 11 - 17, 2018. National Groundwater Awareness Week is meant to highlight responsible development, management, and use of groundwater, and includes participation from all levels of government, the private sector, students, groundwater professionals, and many others.