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 DredgingToday.com, 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 […]

What Happens During a PTTW Review?

Posted: November 28, 2014
Category: Groundwater
Tags: Permit to Take Water Review, PTTW Review

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 […]

Know the Basics – Applying for a Permit to Take Water

Posted: November 21, 2014
Category: Groundwater
Tags: Permit to Take Water, PTTW

Applying for water? What you need to know in order to obtain a permit to take water (PTTW) 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, including watersheds, from […]

What is Groundwater Remediation?

Posted: August 29, 2014
Category: Groundwater

You may have heard it mentioned on the news or seen it written in an article before, but most people aren’t familiar with the term groundwater remediation. The process of removing pollution and contaminants from groundwater aquifers is called remediation. A large number of Canadians rely on groundwater for their basic needs, from drinking and […]

How is Groundwater Affected by Pollution?

Posted: July 10, 2014
Category: Groundwater

Everyone understands pollution is bad, especially when it gets into sources of fresh water used for drinking, washing and irrigating. But what about pollution specifically makes it such a hazard, and is a certain type of contaminant worse than others? Understanding which pollutants are most worrisome, how they get into groundwater and how they affect […]

How Much Groundwater Does Canada Have?

Posted: June 18, 2014
Category: Groundwater

Many people take their tap water for granted, leaving it running while brushing their teeth, taking excessively long showers or allowing the sink to run non-stop while doing the dishes. The truth is water is a limited resource. But just how limited is it? Some people rely on lakes, rivers and other sources of fresh […]

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