Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Webinar in review

A special thanks to everyone who took part in our webinar on Tuesday with Karen Griffin O'Connor from Olsson Associates in Lincoln, Nebraska. There were more than 22 states represented as well as different locations in Canada.

Karen spoke about Sustainable Groundwater Development Using GIS and Groundwater Modeling. It was a very educational event. There were many great questions received during the webinar that Karen was able to spend some time on during the Q&A session.

If you didn't get a chance to watch the live webinar, it is now available as an archived event. Just follow this link to our website: There is a cost involved to watch the archived version. If you are a Groundwater Foundation member, be sure to email us at to receive a $5 off coupon code.

The next webinar has been set for Tuesday, September 22. The title is Groundwater Guardian Showcase: Adult Groundwater Education. You will be able to begin registering for the event in early September. More details to come.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Water on the world's mind

A recently released study on global water issues relayed much of the information that we have grown accustomed to hearing -- people care about water issues and they want to help!

Ninety-three percent of the responses from countries around the world said that water pollution is a serious or somewhat serious problem. Ninety-one percent feel that a shortage of fresh water is a serious or somewhat serious problem. But they also added -- at a 76 percent clip -- that they need more information to do more to protect the water. At The Groundwater Foundation ( we are all about educating the public. We hope you come to us as a resource on how to protect groundwater in the state, country and the world.

Here is the online article:
The article also provides a link to the full study.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

End of Summer "to do" List

As we near the end of yet another summer, we need take a look at what's left on our summer “to do” list. For the many people who rely on a private well for drinking water, summer is often the time to have their well tested.

In order to maintain a clean, safe supply of water, testing and other regular maintenance are critical. To help you remember these important tasks you can join the Water Systems Council’s wellcare® Well Owner’s Network. As a member of the Network, which, by the way, is FREE, you will receive important notifications, reminders, updated information and handy tips for maintaining your private well.

To join the Network today, call 1-888-395-1033 or visit