The Sonoma City Council this week amended its moratorium on water-service connections outside the city limits, in an initial test as to how city officials could maneuver within the tight constraints of its recently renewed Urban Growth Boundary.Read more “This is A big developing story . . .Some water access approved outside city limits”
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LAWRENCE ANTHONY EARTH ORGANIZATION TACKLES GLOBAL WATER CRISIS: THE BIGGER THREAT TO HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL SURVIVAL
By Barbara Wiseman
Pine Mountain Club, California – July 20, 2020 Australia and the western United States have something in common–unsustainable water use and management practices. With temperatures rising over the globe, devastating droughts and wildfires are becoming a norm. Water scarcities have reached high-anxiety threat levels across many regions around the world, which then domino into food…
WATER WARS – We Are NOT Running Out of Primary Water
Here is a video featuring Pal Pauer, from the Primary Water Institute who is being interviewed by Deborah Tavares. 05/2021
New Water for a Thirsty World – Free PDF Download
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Primary Water Explained
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The Garlock Project – Drilling for Primary Water in the Tehachapi’s
Pal Pauer’s mentor Hydrologist and Mining Engineer Dr. Stephan Riess was convinced that the primary water source for California City (California) originated from the Garlock Fault. His dream for testing his hypothesis materialized when Pal Pauer drilled two test boreholes adjacent to the Garlock Fault in the Tehachapi Mountains at a 6,000-foot elevation. The outcome is remarkable! The possibilities for water in Southern California are endless.
Quality Unknown, The invisible water crisis, World Bank Group
If you want to make progress on all the major global challenges, start with water
This online course is NOT teaching about Primary Water.
The Groundwater modeling is the secondary water cycle.
Most important we are NOT running out of water.
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A numerical flow model can be the most efficient and effective tool to carry out these analyzes and obtain reasonable information on the relationships between groundwater components. However, having a modeling tool is not enough, it is necessary to know both the modeling platform and understand the processes it wants to reproduce, and in this particular case, understand the water dynamics of the hydrogeological system.
This course develops the main functions and applications of the latest version of the MODFLOW 6 groundwater modeling code through the ModelMuse interface, both developed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). This version includes innovative tools for the construction and simulation of hydrogeological models, mainly highlighting the incorporation of the discretization option for discretized by vertices grids.
The development of the course will allow the application of these groundwater modeling tools to analyze regional and local flow, so that participants learn to build these models and analyze the results. In this course the student will learn:
- ModelMuse environment and tools for modelling.
- Know the potential of MODFLOW 6 and the ModelMuse environment.
- Conceptualization criteria, grid design and boundary conditions.
- Modelling of particle tracking with MODPATH.
- Calibration and transient simulation of numerical models.
- Analyze the results obtained in the simulated models.
Session 1: Basic MODFLOW 6
- Three-dimensional steady-state simulation with different constant heads that define the groundwater flow throughout the extension of the model.
- Three-dimensional steady-state simulation with 2 different constant heads, and different values of hydraulic conductivities associated with the location of each grid cell.
- Intersection of objects and overwriting of hydraulic conductivities associated with geometries.
Session 2: Boundary conditions and transient simulations
- Three-dimensional steady-state simulation with confined and unconfined layers with recharge, rivers, and wells applied to the numerical model with different pumping scenarios.
- Three-dimensional transient simulation of 10 periods of 365 days each, with different boundary conditions and different scenarios in which pumping wells are applied trough different layers of the simulated aquifer.
Session 3: DISV Package and quadtree refinements
- Three-dimensional steady-state simulation with a lake with constant-head, a river and wells with quadtree refinement in different levels for each boundary condition and with different pumping rates.
Session 4: Advanced packages
- Three-dimensional transient simulation with advanced packages like multi-aquifer wells (MAW) and stream-flow routing (SFR) that interact between them and a lake with constant head.
- Focused in solve a case adittional of the session 4 developed by the instructor.
Session 5: Particle tracking
- Forward and backward particle tracking simulations applied to general-head boundary conditions and wells in a three-dimensional steady-state simulation with quadtree refinement.
- Forward, backward and transient particle tracking simulation applied to a three-dimensional transient simulation with wells with different pumping rates and a river that interacts with a nearby well.
Session 6: Three-dimensional anisotropy
- Three-dimensional steady-state simulation with wells pumping and injecting water in different boundaries with three-dimensional anisotropy applied in 2 axis that creates whirls
- Three-dimensional steady-state simulation with quadtree refinement and three-dimensional anisotropy distributed in 2 axis of the grid.
Session 7: Geological faults
- Three-dimensional steady-state simulation with general-head boundary conditions with a fractured zone and a core of a fault with high and low hydraulic conductivities respectively.
- Three dimensional steady-state simulation with quadtree refinement, three-dimensional anisotropy and zones of high and low hydraulic conductivity influenced by a fractured zone and a fault respectively
Session 8: Regional model
- Three-dimensional steady-state simulation with a basin that delimits the active zone, recharge, evapotranspiration and rivers placed throughout the extension of the grid.
- Application of head observations and post-processing of results with Python
- Final exam is similar to midterm except given at the end.
Saul Montoya M.Sc.
Saul Montoya M.Sc. is a Hydrogeologist and Numerical Modeler. Mr. Montoya is a Civil Engineer graduated from the Catholic University in Lima with postgraduate studies in Management and Engineering of Water Resources (WAREM Program) from Stuttgart University – Germany with mention in Groundwater Engineering and Hydroinformatics. Mr Montoya has a strong analytical capacity for the interpretation, conceptualization and modeling of the surface and underground water cycle and their interaction.
He is in charge of numerical modeling for contaminant transport and remediation systems of contaminated sites. Inside his hydrological and hydrogeological investigations Mr. Montoya has developed a holistic comprehension of the water cycle, understanding and quantifying the main hydrological dynamic process of precipitation, runoff, evaporation and recharge to the groundwater system.
Over the last 9 years Saul has developed 2 websites for knowledge sharing in water resources: www.gidahatari.com (Spanish) and www.hatarilabs.com (English) that have become relevant due to its applied tutorials on groundwater modeling, spatial analysis and computational fluid mechanics.
Here are some details of each methodology:
- Manuals and files for the exercises will be delivered.
- The course will be developed by videos on private web platform.
- There is online support for questions regarding the exercises developed in the course.
- Digital certificate available at the end of the course.
- Video of the classes will be available for 2 months.
- To receive the digital certificate you must submit the exercises after 1 month.
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The coronavirus pandemic might make buildings sick, too
by Caitlin R. Proctor, Andrew J. Whelton and William Rhoads, The Conversation
While millions of people are under orders to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, water is sitting in the pipes of empty office buildings and gyms, getting old and potentially dangerous.
When water isn’t flowing, organisms and chemicals can build up in the plumbing. It can happen in underused gyms, office buildings, schools, shopping malls and other facilities. These organisms and chemicals can reach unsafe levels when water sits in water pipes for just a few days. But, what happens when water sits for weeks or months?
As researchers involved in building water safety, we study these risks and advise building owners and public officials on actions they can take to reduce the potential for widespread waterborne disease. A new paper highlights these issues and our concerns that the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders may increase the chance of harmful water exposure when people return.
What happens when water gets old?
Just like food that sits in a refrigerator for too long, water that sits in a building’s pipes for too long can make people sick.
Drinking this water is a problem, but infections can also result from inhaling harmful organisms. This occurs when water splashes and becomes an aerosol, as can happen in showers, hot tubs and pools and when flushing toilets or washing hands. Some of these organisms can cause pneumonia-like diseases, especially in people who have weakened immune systems.
Water inside a building does not have an expiration date: Problems can develop within days at individual faucets, and all buildings with low water use are at risk.
Keep the water flowing
To avoid water issues, “fresh” water must regularly flow to a building’s faucets. Most U.S. water providers add a chemical disinfectant to the water they deliver to kill organisms, but this chemical disappears over time.
Medical facilities, with their vulnerable populations, are required to have a building water safety plan to keep water fresh and prevent growth. Schools, which have long periods of low use during the summer, are advised to keep water fresh to reduce water’s lead levels.
Health agencies in the U.S., Canada, England, Europe and some states have released recommendations in recent weeks, advising that building water be kept fresh during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. There’s some debate over the best way to do that, but the core message is the same: Do not let water sit in buildings. Flushing accomplishes several goals. Credit: Caitlin Proctor/Purdue University
If water isn’t being used in a building, intentionally flushing the building to replace all the old water with new water can be done at least weekly. It also helps remove sediments that accumulate along pipe walls.
Faucets, water heaters and softeners, appliances such as refrigerators, toilets and other water systems, including cooling towers, all need to have water turnover. Some of these can require specialized attention. Faucet aerators should be removed because they accumulate materials and slow down the flow.
How long flushing takes depends on the building’s piping design, devices and the speed of water exiting the faucets. All buildings are different.
It took more than 80 minutes of flushing to draw fresh water to the farthest faucet of one 10,000-square-foot building. In another building, it took 60 minutes just to get fresh water from the water meter to the basement of a building 30 feet from the street. A single large building may take hours or days to clear.
Easier to avoid contamination than clean it up
For building managers who haven’t been running the water during the pandemic, the water sitting in pipes may already have significant problems. To perform flushing, safety equipment, including masks, currently in short supply, might be needed to protect workers.
A slow “ramp-up” of the economy means buildings will not reach normal water use for some time. These buildings may need flushing again and again.
Shock disinfection, adding a high level of disinfectant chemical to the plumbing to kill organisms living in it, may also be necessary. This is required for new buildings and is sometimes done when water in new buildings sits still for too long.
Inexpensive chemical disinfectant tests can help determine if the water is “fresh.” Testing for harmful organisms is recommended by some organizations. It can take several days and requires expertise to interpret results. Metals testing might be needed, too. Public health departments can provide specific recommendations for all of these actions and communication of risks.
The need for standards and water safety
Water left sitting in the pipes of buildings can present serious health risks.
Standards are lacking and very much needed for restarting plumbing and ensuring continued water safety after the pandemic passes.
Right now, building managers can take immediate action to prevent people from becoming sick when they return.
Provided by The Conversation
ALERT: Neonic pesticides in tap water react with chlorine to create hazardous chemicals that are 300 times more toxic
Researchers warn that conventional methods for treating water can trigger chemical reactions in neonicotinoid contaminants. The resulting metabolites are proven to be far more toxic than the original “neonic” pesticides.