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Annual Forum Hotel Block Ends August 8

Hurry! Register and book your room today!

You won't want to miss out on this year's Annual Forum focusing on topics like state water sustainability planning, gas storage, produced water management, groundwater contaminants, UIC, induced seismicity, and more!

The conference will be held Sept. 11-14 in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel. 

Those wishing to attend should make hotel arrangements by August 8 to receive the GWPC rate and guarantee their room.

After August 8, no rooms will be available.
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EPA proposes protective action guide for drinking water following a radiological incident

During a radiological emergency, such as an accident at a nuclear power plant, radioactive material can be released into the environment. This radioactive material could get into rivers, lakes and streams that are used by public water suppliers to deliver drinking water to local residents. EPA is proposing a non-regulatory Protective Action Guide (PAG) to help officials determine the best way to prevent the public from experiencing the harmful effects from radiation in drinking water during an emergency.

EPA is seeking public comment on the proposed Protective Action Guide (PAG) for Radiological Incidents for up to 45 days following publication in the Federal Register. 

This link will also be posted on the 2016 Reports and Publications Page of the Sustainable Water Resources Site at https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/.

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Study shows high potential for groundwater to be corrosive in half of U.S. states

(USGS.gov) 

A new U.S. Geological Survey assessment of more than 20,000 wells nationwide shows that untreated groundwater in 25 states has a high prevalence of being potentially corrosive. The states with the largest percentage of wells with potentially corrosive groundwater are located primarily in the Northeast, the Southeast, and the Northwest.

This report is unrelated to the drinking water problems experienced in Flint, Michigan. The problems in Flint were related to treated surface-water from the Flint River, whereas this report focuses on untreated groundwater nationwide.


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Advances in Earth Science coalition holds webinar on data as a national asset in decision making

The Advances in Earth Science coalition (AES) held a webinar July 25 featuring experts from industry, academia, and state and federal government agencies, who discussed how Earth Science data is collected, used, and disseminated. Speakers addressed current protocols and future endeavors in data collection.

Robust data collections are vital for understanding and managing Earth’s natural resources and hazards:

  • Earthquake data can help identify quake-prone areas and inform earthquake preparedness.
  • Air quality data can reveal potential health risks and hazards from air pollution.
  • Water quality data can capture noteworthy trends and changes in safety and accessibility.
To view the recorded webinar and question and answer sessions, click here.

Upcoming Events

GWPC Annual Forum
Co-located with the National Rural Water Associations' WaterPro Conference. 

September 11-14, 2016
Orlando, Florida

Rosen Shingle Hotel

Register today! 
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