is a collection of electronic documents in a standard format and layout.
There are various options available to you for submission (see below).
We simply ask that you follow a few rules:
1) Ensure all submissions include adequate
information (up to 500 words) on each of the following elements:
Name of Town or City
Name of State or Province
Name of Country
Latitude and Longitude of City
Description of City or Town
Description of Climate
Description of Basic Geology and Hydrogeology including aquifer properties
Description of Water Use (e.g. amounts used and ratio of ground to surface water)
Description of Groundwater Issues ("Issues" do not have to be "problems" - see below - but would describe the importance of groundwater in the city e.g. "a critical source of supply for industry since 1890, but now rarely used with industrial decline" , or "sustains wetlands which are a major tourist attraction for the city".
Description of Groundwater Problems (e.g. water quality, over-pumping, rising water levels leading to flooding)
Description of Solutions (e.g. remediation, recharge management etc.)
Any other Information of Relevance
Website Links (no commercial sites please!)
Your (and other Author) Contact Information - Please include your full address and contact details!
We welcome graphics, but please ensure that pictures/graphs/figures
are no greater than 150Kb in size, no larger than 640 pixels wide by 480
pixels high and have the following extensions: .jpg, .jpeg .gif, .png
or .xls. Total size of images should not exceed 1.5 Mb. Also, a full reference should be provided.
to the Database
prefer that you submit your information via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
as WORD (.doc) files, WORDPERFECT
(.wpd) files or as "web" (.htm
or.html) files. ALL files must be less than 2 Mb in size. For advice
on other word processor formats, please ask (e-mail to email@example.com).
your information via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
as an Acrobat (.pdf) file.
files must be less than 2 Mb in size.
Preferred, but Acceptable
Submit an entry using the WWW
entry by Fax 416 287 7279 (Canada Country Code 001). Please be sure to
mark your fax "Urban Groundwater Database - Attention: Ken Howard".
Option 5) Request
a paper submission form via regular mail.
Send a letter, with full return address details, to: Ken Howard, University
of Toronto Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
A form will be mailed to you.
submitted a new entry and I realise I have made a mistake!
If you submitted
an entry as a word processor file, simply resubmit your file. If you used
UGD submission form, just use your Browser's "BACK" button to reach the
submission form again, change your mistake and hit "Submit". A revised
form will be sent.
read a UGD entry and I can add/change some information!
If your additions/amendments
are short, just email them to email@example.com
with some text identifying the city entry, and yourself of course! If
your additions/amendments are very long, then send a new file or submit
a new page for that city via the UGD submission