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$10M USDA Grant Awarded to City of Decatur for Water Quality Improvements

Northwater worked alongside the City and secured a USDA grant to execute an ambitious 5-year program with 53 partners to improve water quality in Lake Decatur. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) has awarded a $9.8 million grant for this program. The goal is to achieve measurable and quantifiable improvements in […]

Hydrogeology Journal – Haiti Topical Collection Published!

Advancements in hydrogeological knowledge of Haiti for recovery and development (Hydrogeology Journal Topical Collection)   Hydrogeology Journal Topical Collection – Haiti Finally Published! Several of us at Northwater have worked tirelessly for several years with an amazing group of passionate researchers and experts.  The goal = to advance groundwater knowledge in Haiti and most importantly […]

Insights from Cape Town – Hydrogeology Journal

James Adamson and fellow researchers Thomas LaVanchy, PhD and Michael Kerwin, PhD recently published an article to draw attention to the confluence of water security factors in Cape Town.  The authors hope to provide insights to other global cities at risk of water insecurity, and consider the important role that groundwater resources can play in […]

Northwater Presents at the VisiEAU Summit

Université d’Etat d’Haïti (UEH) in partnership with the University of Florida (UF) held a water summit – “VisiEAu 2018” – in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to: define natural resource characteristics specific to water in Haiti; explore water governance, rights, and legislation in Haiti and across Hispaniola; highlight systems of water management, infrastructure, and distribution; share examples of […]

Northwater Launches Watershed Management Web App – SWAMM

Northwater and Hydrata have partnered together to take watershed planning and management into the 21st century.  The demo system is currently online and was developed for the Lake Springfield watershed in Illinois.  It allows users to explore watershed datasets and map layers that were compiled for the watershed plan.  The water quality model output can be visualized to […]

Briefing Held on Nitrates & Water Treatment Costs in the Mississippi River Basin

The costs of removing nitrates from drinking water in the Upper Mississippi River Basin were the subject of a Capitol Hill briefing hosted by the Northeast-Midwest Institute on December 6, 2017. Hosted in collaboration with Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN), the briefing featured a panel of five science and policy specialists who presented on the importance of conservation initiatives and water quality […]

Plaine du Cul-de-Sac Aquifer Evaluation, Haiti – Report Available

French version of this report is also available

Otter Lake Source Water Protection Factsheet!

Over the last eight years we have been the program manager for an extensive public water supply protection program.  The project was recently awarded the prestigious Source Water Protection Award by the American Water Works Association. The program has been effective in reducing nutrient loads to the reservoir by 20%, and it has increased the […]

Haiti Groundwater Potential Map – Download

Northwater and CNIGS completed groundwater potential mapping for the Northeast Department of Haiti for Haiti Outreach and DINEPA (Haiti Direction of Water & Sanitation).  The purpose of the mapping is to inform well drilling efforts, and guide appropriate interventions for securing water access throughout the department.  The mapping was based on research, geological field mapping, and the application […]

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