NGWA journal publishes special issue, highlights agricultural impacts on groundwater quality

April 3, 2015

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — On a global scale, agricultural land use represents the largest nonpoint source threat to groundwater quality.

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation®, the National Ground Water Association’s (NGWA) technical journal, has published a special issue highlighting the monitoring and remediation of agricultural impacts on groundwater quality, according to a press release.

On a global scale, agricultural land use represents the largest nonpoint source threat to groundwater quality, stated the release.

“As a result of decades of fertilizer application and surface spreading of animal manure, chronic increases in nitrate concentrations have been documented within the shallow and deep groundwater environments, and with increasing frequency in both private and public supply wells,” continued the release.

Beneficial management practices (BMPs) designed to reduce the risk of impacts on groundwater quality are being adopted around the world, reported the release, however very little data are available to assess BMPs’ performance.

Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation’s special issue is a coordination of recent research results from over 40 authors who are specialized in the area of agricultural BMP design, field monitoring in the agricultural landscape and performance assessment, noted the release.

You can find the release here.

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