Groundwater and the Sinking Cities

Posted: July 22, 2015
Category: Groundwater
Tags: loss of groundwater, no groundwater, sinking cities

In coastal megacities around the world, the ground is sinking faster than the surrounding ocean level is rising. And, according to an article posted on, this subsidence is directly related to the over pumping of local groundwater resources. Sections of Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, New Orleans and Dhaka have already sunk or […]

Groundwater is Running Out in the UAE

Posted: July 22, 2015
Category: Groundwater Water Level Monitoring
Tags: change, groundwater, groundwater loss, UAE

An article written by Caline Malek in The National, the longest-standing English language news publication in the United Arab Emirates, paints a grim picture for the wealthy country. According to new research from the United Nationals Food and Agriculture Organization, supplies of groundwater could run out by 2030 as a result of overuse in agriculture. […]

Heron Helps Bring Water Where It’s Needed

Posted: April 13, 2015
Category: Groundwater Heron News
Tags: water level measurement, well water

Water is Life Water is life, but there are many places in the world where clean water isn’t readily accessible. Water Missions International is an NGO working to provide access to potable water in rural communities across the world. In the summer of 2014, Water Missions contacted Heron Instruments for a quote on a handful […]

National Groundwater Awareness Week!

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Posted: March 9, 2015
Category: Groundwater Heron News
Tags: groundwater awareness week

It’s here! National Groundwater Awareness Week has arrived. From March 8-14, Heron is joining hundreds of other businesses in the promotion and protection of clean groundwater around the world. Getting us started is a great piece of writing from Kevin McCray, Executive Director of the National Groundwater Association. If you’re one of our readers in […]

What Category Will Your PTTW Application Fall Under?

Posted: December 1, 2014
Category: Groundwater
Tags: categories for PTTW, Permit to Take Water Categories

If you are planning to access water in the Ontario area, you should be aware of the rules and regulations that the province’s Ministry has set out in order to protect its water resources. The PTTW permit is intended for persons or organizations whose daily water intake, regardless of its use, exceeds 50,000 liters. There […]

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