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Northwest Water Planning Alliance Ready to Work

By Kaitlyn McClain The Northwest Water Planning Alliance, a consortium of roughly 80 groundwater and surface water communities in DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Lake and McHenry counties,  took a big step forward on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, when the Executive Committee … Continue reading

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A Focus on Groundwater Web Seminar

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), NOAA Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP), U.S. National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), Water Research Foundation (WRF), Water Environment Federation (WEF), and American Water Works Association (AWWA) are co-hosting a monthly web seminar series … Continue reading

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Supreme Court rules on water resource fights

  By Marcella Bondie, LEED AP Recently, a number of court cases about water resources have made the news. Oklahoma and Texas battled over a river; two Tribal Nations made territorial claims to water rights; and a Florida landowner chafed … Continue reading

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Stormwater lessons from Southern California – Performance Assessment

This is the third in a three part series by MPC research assistant Matt Nichols. As explained previously in the first and second installments of this series, southern California regulations now require that all new construction and major renovations incorporate … Continue reading

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MPC leads push for regional water planning coordination

MPC staff Abby Crisostomo and Josh Ellis will speak at two upcoming Chicago-area events on water planning. At the November 15 Chicago Wilderness Congress, participants will consider innovative best practices for conservation. Josh Ellis will present on Greening the Illinois Plumbing … Continue reading

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Using Water Audits to Understand Water Loss

By Abby Crisostomo Last week, I attended a webinar held by the U.S. EPA called “Using Water Audits to Understand Water Loss” that brought together engineers from the EPA, the American Water Works Association (AWWA), private engineering firms and public … Continue reading

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Emerging Issues in Groundwater Conference, Feb. 27-28

Conference overview Join fellow groundwater professionals at this conference that explores potential resolutions to  emerging groundwater issues such as stress on resources from growing populations, increased demand on water used for developing and producing energy, and nanotechnology. Improving technology, scientific … Continue reading

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Good riddance, radium: Ion-exchange provides clean water in Lake Zurich, Ill.

Story by Marie Donahue, Photos by Emily Cikanek When one reads “radioactive material” and “groundwater” in the same sentence, it is easy to get a little nervous. Yet many people don’t realize that trace levels of radioactive materials, or “radionuclides,” … Continue reading

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Planning well into the future

by Marie Donahue, MPC Research Assistant John Dillon knows when something is going down … especially when that something is groundwater levels. “The water level here in Batavia has dropped about 200 feet in the last 30 years. We cannot … Continue reading

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