Data Science is Finally Coming to Water Research and Management

Can scientists and managers harness the power of the data and effectively turn it into the insight needed to make more informed water management decisions?

Monitoring groundwater levels is fundamental to recognizing and understanding drought

A Wellntel network is the perfect platform on which to design and implement local groundwater-monitoring programs and to enable local experts to identify and quantify groundwater droughts and to manage the impacts.

Farmers should track aquifer saturated thickness to plan crops and irrigation

Groundwater-dependent growers should establish monitoring networks early in the water year to quantify saturated thickness before the growing season. A direct relation exists between the saturated thickness of an aquifer and the groundwater volume available for extraction constrained by regulation and/or principles of sustainability. Under natural conditions, the water table of an unconfined aquifer willContinue reading “Farmers should track aquifer saturated thickness to plan crops and irrigation”

Network Design Critical To Revealing Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions

California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 (SGMA) requires that Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) manage groundwater resources to avoid significant and unreasonable adverse impacts on beneficial uses of interconnected surface water1, 2. Surface Water Depletion is one of the six SGMA Sustainability Factors that GSAs and their Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) must consider and endeavorContinue reading “Network Design Critical To Revealing Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions”

Tagged water-level measurements provide greater insight into network aquifer characteristics and pumping activity

Wellntel systems collect detailed data on pumping activity, tagging these data to be useful in understanding the groundwater aquifer and the operational characteristics of network wells. Data Tagging The data that can be collected, tagged, and displayed in real time are: the water level in the well during each timed measurement – tagged as TimedContinue reading “Tagged water-level measurements provide greater insight into network aquifer characteristics and pumping activity”

Pumping Influence In Central Texas Trinity Aquifer Revealed In Real Time

The Comal Trinity Groundwater Conservation District is employing Wellntel technology to create a cost-effective and powerful groundwater-monitoring network that will greatly increase hydrogeologic understanding and science-based resource management. Their network build-out began in October 2018 with 4 wells, scaling to 10 in early 2019. “The plan to establish monitoring wells in the Trinity Aquifer hasContinue reading “Pumping Influence In Central Texas Trinity Aquifer Revealed In Real Time”

Actionable Groundwater Information

Wellntel is a revolutionary new way for groundwater managers and their consultants to access, view, explore, and act on data from groundwater monitoring networks. For example, Wellntel’s Analytics Dashboard is a living library of interactive tools to see groundwater network and well behaviors and interactions in real-time, creating powerful new opportunities for managers and consultants. With AnalyticsContinue reading “Actionable Groundwater Information”

Wellntel Matches Pressure Transducer Performance

In a side-by-side comparison with a combination pressure transducer and barometric pressure logger, Wellntel has shown that with proper calibration and “benchmarking,” Wellntel will deliver accuracy and precision on par with much more expensive and complicated instruments. Here are the results of a three-month study conducted by members of the South Benton County Community Groundwater Network,Continue reading “Wellntel Matches Pressure Transducer Performance”

Groundwater insights allow businesses to meet sustainability goals

It was once thought that groundwater monitoring would be the exclusive purview of government scientists, agencies and regulators. Wellntel upends that premise by enlisting, teaching and enabling citizens and community groups to themselves become collectors of groundwater data. We’ve seen that businesses are as interested as citizens and communities in sustainability, and need groundwater facts to meet their profit goals, their goalsContinue reading “Groundwater insights allow businesses to meet sustainability goals”

Wellntel’s Chuck Dunning presenting at the Annual Texas Groundwater Conference

Wellntel will provide an invited presentation at the Annual Texas Groundwater Conference hosted by the American Ground Water Trust. The conference – titled Everything Aquifers and Groundwater Management – is co-sponsored by the Texas Water Development Board. The event brings together “engineers, scientist, planners, water-resource managers, agency professionals and attorneys to share up to dateContinue reading “Wellntel’s Chuck Dunning presenting at the Annual Texas Groundwater Conference”

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