There are many aspects of groundwater to learn about, from understanding its presence and movement to learning about how to safely and sustainably pump it from beneath the ground. The Government of Alberta provides many ways to help Albertans learn about groundwater.
Understanding groundwater is no easy task because it cannot be seen or used until it comes to the surface. Here are some fact sheets for more information:
- Alberta Water Well Survey– Dec 2010 (116 pages, 6.9 MB)
Report documents some interesting findings on well owner perceptions and behaviours in Alberta.
- Working Well
Getting the word out about how to effectively manage your water well is the goal of the Working Well program. It brings together well owners, water well drillers and groundwater specialists to learn about water wells in a unique and interactive workshop environment.
Additional Web Resources
- Hidden Water
View the following video on the Inside Education website to learn more about groundwater in Alberta.
- Water Wells that Last
Visit this page on the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry website for excellent well management best practices information.