World Water Monitoring Day

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Posted: September 19, 2017
Category: Water Level Monitoring
Tags: earth, monitoring day, river, water, watershed, world

Established in 2003 as a global educational outreach programme, World Water Monitoring Day was created to encourage testing of local water resources and thereby promote public awareness and involvement in and protecting these resources.  It hopes to highlight the impact of human behaviour on the quality of water resources and empower people to carry out […]

National Clean Up Day 2017

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Posted: September 16, 2017
Category: Newsletters
Tags: clean, debris, garbage, north america, planet, responsibility, world

Clean up the World was a campaign that began in Australia in 1990 and was launched globally in 1993 with the support of the United Nations Environment Programme.  For 25 years it has been a day of action where community groups around the globe help protect and care for the environment. In conjunction with this […]

United Nations & Water

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Posted: September 11, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: freshwater, monitoring, nations, projects, reporting, united, water

On May 30 of this year, UN Environment launched a new freshwater strategy under the auspices of UN-Water. Realizing the central role the freshwater ecosystem plays in the health of economies and societies worldwide and how crucial it is to tackle threats to the world’s freshwater resources, a new Freshwater Strategy 2017 – 2021 was […]

Protect Your Groundwater Day

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Posted: September 5, 2017
Category: Groundwater
Tags: groundwater, protect, well cap, well plug

The theme for 2017 Protect your Groundwater Day is “Cap It, Plug It”.  These are the 2 most important ways to protect groundwater quality, especially important if you are a well owner and rely on the water you pump from your well.  Any water well provides a direct route to the groundwater which you and/or […]

Thawing Permafrost

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Posted: August 31, 2017
Category: Environment
Tags: environment, greenhouse gases, ice, melting, permafrost, thaw, water, weather

There is a huge thaw taking place in the extreme Northern regions of the planet as well as at the highest altitudes.  This means the global temperature is rising and permafrost is melting. Permafrost is the frozen layer beneath the ground surface which has maintained a temperature below freezing for at least 2 years.  When […]

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