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aquifer

(ăk`wĭfər): see artesian wellartesian well,
deep drilled well through which water is forced upward under pressure. The water in an artesian well flows from an aquifer, which is a layer of very porous rock or sediment, usually sandstone, capable of holding and transmitting large quantities of water.
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; water supplywater supply,
process or activity by which water is provided for some use, e.g., to a home, factory, or business. The term may also refer to the supply of water provided in this way.
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Aquifer

Any underground water-bearing rock formation or group of formations that supplies groundwater, wells, or springs.

Aquifer

 

a stratum or several strata of water-permeable rock, whose pores, cracks, or other cavities are filled with groundwater. Several aquifers hydraulically connected to each other form an aquifer complex.

aquifer

[′ak·wə·fər]
(geology)
A permeable body of rock capable of yielding quantities of groundwater to wells and springs.
(hydrology)
A subsurface zone that yields economically important amounts of water to wells.

aquifer

A water-bearing formation of gravel, permeable rock, or sand that is capable of providing water, in usable quantities, to springs or wells.

aquifer

a porous deposit of rock, such as a sandstone, containing water that can be used to supply wells
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Gaz de France has extensive experience with natural gas storage in acquifers and has developed the world's largest acquifer storage project in France.
A strong acquifer will assist with pressure maintenance.
The second water acquifer is located seven miles south of the Cranbrook region in the Rock Mountains of southeastern British Columbia, where a water bottling plant of similar capacity as at the Valencia plant, is planned to be constructed in 1993.
Raw water comes from eight Floridan acquifer supply wells and requires only conventional treatment.
It uses material balance technology to calculate original oil and gas in place and acquifer size and strength.
But this form of extraction can pollute acquifers - and bore holes in Canonbie have been found to be faulty.
Measures for conservation of water and recharge of acquifers were to be implemented on a larger scale to provide for sustained supply of water.
The cost of this irrigation though has been immense and the policy in 2008 was abandoned as acquifers began to run dry or became polluted by seawater.
Growing water scarcity, with highland acquifers shrinking by 10-20 feet a year, is threatening agriculture in Yemen, a country of 23 million, a population the World Bank says is exploding at an estimated 8% a year.
What is however known, is the fact the acquifers that have supplied water to the Erongo region for many years are running perilously dry," Mbako said.
CCS technologies capture carbon dioxide from sources such as fossil fuel power plants and preventing the release of emissions into the atmosphere by using the carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery or permanently storing the carbon dioxide in geological structures such as oil reservoirs or deep saline acquifers.
CCS technologies capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from sources such as fossil fuel power plants and preventing the release of emissions into the atmosphere by using the CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery or permanently storing the CO2 in geological structures such as oil reservoirs or deep saline acquifers.