- Care for exempt wells provides opportunities for the water well industry. (Water Well Journal)
It should come as no surprise that more than 12 million oil and gas wells have been drilled in the United States over the past 150 years. What might surprise some is that close to 16 million water wells serve the water users in the country.
While these numbers look good for the well drilling industry as a whole, the problem rests with the legacy of old wells.
- Willamette River wins 2012 Thiess International Riverprize (International RiverFoundation)
International RiverFoundation awarded the Willamette River Initiative of Oregon, USA, the 2012 Thiess International Riverprize for excellence in river management.
The award was presented at the Riverprize Gala Dinner, in Melbourne Australia, on Tuesday 9 October. The Thiess International Riverprize is worth $300,000 and is the most prestigious environmental prize in the world.
The Willamette River Initiative is implemented by the Meyer Memorial Trust, an organisation made up of dozens of stakeholders who are jointly involved in the planning, management and regulation of activities that affect the river.