The uncertainty (or veracity) of that specific data and information is important to the confidence in the management decisions being made – decisions that affect communities, businesses, farmers and the natural environment
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?
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 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”
The need for continuous hydrological data is growing, while the ability of government agencies to collect and interpret these data is flat or declining. Photo from Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bulletin 111, full citation below * The responsibility for groundwater resource management is shifting from governments to citizens Recent legislation and legal rulings onContinue reading “As central oversight lessens, neighbors take resilience into their own hands”
Providing networked data at the level needed to make informed decisions, take action, and manage local groundwater resources This colorful map, developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, provides an important view of the extent and level of drought and wetness in shallow aquifers across the United States. These regional conditions vary seasonally andContinue reading “Wellntel data confirm satellite-based groundwater trends”
Wellntel owners in central California are tracking the impacts of heavy rainfalls on groundwater levels in their wells. In a dramatic weather turn, the skies have opened up over an area that has suffered many months of drought. In Paso Robles, for example, there has been a total of seventeen inches of rainfall since October, with eleven of itContinue reading “Rainfall impacting groundwater levels in Central California”
Farm Journal’s Chris Bennett has written a terrific piece about how groundwater information — specifically, insights about the supply side — benefits farmers. Traditionally, a technician must measure water levels using special equipment and then seal the well after taking a reading. That data is soon out of date. However, Wellntel is designed to tellContinue reading “Read about Wellntel in Farm Journal Magazine”
Wellntel is featured in the December issue of National Driller Magazine, with a cover headline and a three page piece by Holly Case. In addition to interviewing Team Wellntel, Holly visited with Sue Luft, President of Pro Water Equity, a group working on groundwater issues in the Central Coast of California, and who is graciously leading aContinue reading “Wellntel in National Driller Magazine”
“If you talk with people (homeowners and farmers) in water stressed regions (60% of US), they’ll tell you that groundwater is property value.” – Marian Singer, CEO Wellntel.