Tag: groundwater and surface water

The hyporheic zone is a region beneath and alongside a stream bed, where there is mixing of shallow groundwater and surface water. The flow dynamics and behavior in this zone (termed hyporheic flow or underflow) is recognized to be important for surface water/groundwater interactions, as well as fish spawning, among other processes. As an innovative urban water management practice, the hyporheic zone can be designed by engineers and actively managed for improvements in both water quality and riparian habitat.

How to Future-Proof Your Solid Waste Career

How to Future-Proof Your Solid Waste Career

Picture, if you will, the locker room before a hockey game. The players are strapping on updated versions of medieval armor. They intensely prepare for a rousting contest. This careful preparation contributes to their future success. The same is true in planning for a successful career in the solid waste

Guest Editorial: Future-Proof Your Solid Waste Career

Guest Editorial: Future-Proof Your Solid Waste Career

Picture, if you will, the locker room before a hockey game. The players are strapping on updated versions of medieval armor. They intensely prepare for a rousting contest. This careful preparation contributes to their future success. The same is true in planning for a successful career in the solid waste

Editor’s Comments: Time to Get the Details Right—More Monitoring

Editor’s Comments: Time to Get the Details Right—More Monitoring

In December, EPA released a new version of its 2015 report on fracking—hydraulic fracturing, or the process of injecting high-pressure liquids underground to extract oil and gas. The original report found “no evidence that fracking systemically contaminates water”; the revised report does not include that statement, and instead concludes that

Pipeline First Aid

Pipeline First Aid

The responsibility for repair and maintenance of pipelines is borne by the entity that installed it in the first place. Major pipelines such as interstate aqueducts may be the responsibility of the federal or state governments. Regional storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and water supply mains are managed by county and

Salt: No Easy Answers

Salt: No Easy Answers

The issue of groundwater and surface water contamination resulting from road deicing salt use is one of contaminant mitigation, not best management practices (BMPs). Nothing can be done to remove salt and its compounds once they get into water supplies, so the management focus is on reducing or eliminating salt

Guest Editorial: Smarter Solutions for Increasing Operational Efficiency

Ongoing drought across water-stressed southern and western US regions has highlighted the risks facing many cities, communities, and industries as a result of dwindling water supplies. Water-shortage impacts have been particularly acute in California in recent years, where a historic drought has depleted groundwater and surface water resources, strained agriculture,

2015 USCC Award Winners

A South Carolina program leading the way to markets and food scraps composting, a longtime industry advocate dedicated to composting education and a researcher who has brought her studies to multiple audiences are among those receiving recognition for their achievements. Awardees are nominated by peers and honored each year at

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