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Four Considerations for Water Resource Managers Considering a Managed Aquifer Recharge Project  

Extreme drought conditions have ravaged portions of the western United States in recent years, leaving water resource planners in a tough position to ensure adequate water supplies are available for their service areas.  Many have turned to managed aquifer recharge (MAR) to store excess water supplies available during non-drought times for use during future times …

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How to Ensure Environmental Sampling Data Are Scientifically Sound and Legally Defensible

The data obtained from environmental samples are important for many reasons.  We use it to determine the extent of contamination, possible remediation processes, and monitoring treatment efficacy.  Quality assurance measures help ensure your environmental sampling data are scientifically sound and legally defensible so you can be confident making data-based decisions.  Here’s ten considerations to protect …

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Mining Better Data at Lower Cost — Fully Grouted Piezometers Valuable for Groundwater Investigation at Mines 

Water is a critical resource for mine operations.  Hydrogeologic assessments help mine operators understand potential water supplies available and how to convey that supply to where it’s needed. Thorough characterization of groundwater conditions is particularly important when a groundwater computer model must be developed for mine permitting purposes. Without the right technology and expertise, these …

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4 Things Risk Managers Should Know About Expert Testimony in Environmental Litigation

Senior level environmental risk managers are often involved in environmental litigation requiring knowledge of complex matters concerning natural resources management, resource assessments, contamination, remediation, cost allocation, and cost recovery.  Many of these cases rely on scientists and engineers to provide technical consultation related to these environmental issues.  It behooves risk managers to be aware of …

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Central Tucson Per & Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Project

  Central Tucson Per & Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Project Hargis has worked with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) on various projects to investigate and remediate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the Tucson area including: Central Tucson PFAS Project: Hargis is assisting ADEQ in protecting the Tucson Central well field by investigating the nature …

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Career Profiles in Environmental Consulting:  Amanda Morris

Environmental consulting consists of a wide range of disciplines serving both public and private sectors.  Consultants play an important role in environmental protection, regulatory compliance, and the sustainable use of natural resources.  Regardless of the stage of your career today, environmental consulting offers rewarding opportunities.   We bring you this career profile series of the scientists …

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In-Situ Bioremediation of VOCs in Groundwater

Initial site investigations for this former southern California manufacturing site found soil and groundwater had been impacted by Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The former facility was used for the development, manufacture, and assembly of electronic components, with historical releases of chlorinated solvents that impacted localized areas of soil and groundwater. Clean-up of this 14-acre site …

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How ESG Benefits Environmental Program Managers

If you’re paying attention to business news these days, you’ve likely heard the term “ESG”. The phrase is gaining traction in board rooms, on Wall Street, and in the mainstream.   It stands for Environmental, Social, Governance. But what does that mean and how does it relate to today’s environmental program managers?  Whether you are part …

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Why a Multiple Lines of Evidence Assessment is the Best Approach to Demonstrate Plume Capture for Groundwater Remediation Systems

You are the environmental manager of a property where your company’s past business practices have impacted groundwater quality.  These impacts may have originated from leaking underground storage tanks, inadequately lined (or unlined) process or liquid waste storage ponds, drywells, or waste injection wells for example.  Under regulatory agency oversight and approval, you have identified and …

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What’s the Best Environmental Drilling Technology for My Project?

How do you select the best environmental drilling technology for monitoring well and soil sampling? Here’s an overview of applications and advantages of six common drilling methods.