May 30


For the past four years the British Columbia Environment Industry Association's BEST Conference in in Canada has drawn environmental professionals from across the country for two days of technical sessions, networking opportunities, and a sponsor exhibition. 

Van Essen Instruments' Harry Samby attended BEST 2017 along with our valued partner, John Sankey from True Blue Technologies. "I was glad to attend BEST 2017. It gave me the opportunity to attend technical presentations and connect with environmental and remediation specialists. It was great to meet with new and existing clients and work with our distributor, True Blue Technologies."

For more information on upcoming BEST Conference, please visit their website



Captivating conversations at BEST
May 16

AZ Water Association’s 90th Annual Conference & Exhibition: A growing opportunity

Eric Coulombe, Sales Manager for North America was pleasantly surprised when he attended the AZ Water Conference from May 3-5 in Arizona. “I usually attend this conference in Arizona to connect with clients, both current and new. I was pleasantly surprised to find the conference had quickly grown from 1600 attendees last year to a whopping 2200 this May! I am grateful to have the time to meet with existing clients and to connect with many more new consultants, all while enjoying a dynamic luncheon and ceremony. Van Essen Instruments will be there again next year for sure.”

For more information on the AZ Water Association Conference & Exhibition, please visit their website



Luncheon at the AZ Water Association’s 90th Annual Conference & Exhibition.
Apr 09

Aqua Nederland Vakbeurs: Demonstrating the power and reliability of Van Essen Instruments

From March 21 – 23, almost 10, 000 visitors attended the Aqua Nederland Trade Fair. Van Essen Instruments joined the leagues of groundwater monitoring professionals displaying products and networking.

Van Essen staff connected with visitors to showcase our Diver portfolio, the latest technology in telemetry solutions, a Diver HUB Web Portal demonstration, and the Diver-MOD demonstration tools.

Sander Baseliers, Marketing & Sales Manager with Van Essen was happy to get the chance to meet with professionals across the groundwater monitoring business community. “We were able to meet up with existing business partners and learn about new developments and opportunities,” said Baseliers. “Almost 10.000 people groundwater monitoring organizations visited the fair; from suppliers of pumps and groundwater loggers to governmental decision makers. This gave us the unique opportunity to promote our suite of Diver products to a wide cross-section of professionals.”

For more information on the Aqua Nederland Vakbeurs Trade Fair, please visit their website



Van Essen Instruments connects with industry professionals at the Aqua Nederland Vakbeurs Trade Fair.
Apr 04

Introducing the Diver-SDI™ for Remote Monitoring.

Mar 27

Diver-Office offers the option to export salinity data to Excel. The salinity data can only be exported for CTD-Divers. This post outlines how the conductivity data from the CTD-Diver is converted to salinity data. 

Feb 21

Faster data download, increased efficiency, and the ability to retrieve data from multiple Divers: Meet the updated Diver-Mate.

Feb 17

Measuring recharge in an effluent dominated ephemeral river in Southern Arizona

Nov 06

Van Essen Instruments is proud to announce the release the next generation of Diver groundwater dataloggers as part of the Diver-Suite groundwater monitoring technology. 

The TD-Diver is a totally new design which combines over 75 years of groundwater monitoring experience with the most recent technologies and components available in the market today. Available in 10, 20, 50 and 100-meter measuring ranges, the TD-Diver can be used in a range of environmental applications such as groundwater monitoring, mining and surface water monitoring. In addition to the TD-Diver, the Baro-Diver datalogger for recording atmospheric pressure and temperature was also redesigned and offers the same features and benefits as the TD-Diver. A selection of new features and benefits of the TD and Baro-Diver are:

  • Fast download speed so you spend less time in the field.
  • Solid enclosure makes for easy borehole deployment.
  • Large memory lets you take a sample every hour for 8 years.
  • Enhanced data integrity with the new backup memory feature.
  • The communication protocol allows you to retrieve data and real-time data from the Diver within your own software application.

Van Essen Instruments’s free Diver-Office software makes it easy to configure the TD-Diver groundwater dataloggers and manage the collected data in the office and in the field. Using a laptop or tablet, users can enter manual water level measurements, view real-time water level data, check the datalogger status, and share data files for analysis in spreadsheets.

Please download the TD-Diver press release here.

Download a high resolution image of the TD-Diver here.

Download a high resolution image of the Baro-Diver here.

Nov 06

Harry Samby, Business Development Manager for Canada, exhibited at the Remediation Technologies (RemTech) Symposium in Banff, Alberta from October 12 – 14. The symposium provided a forum for industry sectors that have an interest in the technical aspects of remediation of contaminated sites.

This year, Van Essen Instruments shared a booth with Oak Environmental, the local distributer for Alberta, and Frank Magdich took the opportunity to introduce Harry to Oak’s clients.
This symposium offered a great opportunity to connect with industry leaders. “I was able to make new contacts from the mining, pipeline, and natural gas industries,” said Samby. “I spoke to many users and potential customers from local engineering and environmental consulting firms.”
For more information on the Remediation Technologies Symposium, please visit the website


Van Essen Instruments at RemTech 2016
Van Essen Instruments participates in the 2016 Remediation Technologies Symposium
Oct 13

From September 14th to the 16th, Van Essen Instruments exhibited at the AHS Symposium in Tucson, Arizona. Eric Coulombe, Business Development Manager for the US West, was very busy during the symposium. "The AHS Symposium was very productive because there were over 200 attendees from the region and surrounding states. The Divers were mentioned during the talk on Monitoring Equipment and that generated a lot of traffic at our booth which allowed me to touch base with many new and existing customers", reported Eric. The show was a tremendous success and Eric looks forward to next year's show in Flagstaff, Arizona!




Jul 18

Van Essen Instruments is proud to announce the addition of Geotechnical Instrumentation to its product portfolio! If you need a water level meter to take manual readings or you are faced with water levels which exceed 100 meters, Van Essen instruments can help you. Please take a look at our Geotechnical Instrumentation page by clicking here.



May 04

Harry Samby, Regional Account Manager for Canada , exhibited at the WaterTech Symposium in Banff, Alberta from April 6th to the 8th. The symposium provided a forum for industry sectors that have an interest in the technical aspects of water and wastewater management.

Apr 27

Van Essen was the exhibitor and major sponsor at the Environmental Tech Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina from April 10th to the 11th. The summit was designed to introduce engineers, scientists, and other professionals in the environmental industry to the latest software and hardware solutions available in the industry today. 

Apr 14

Van Essen Instruments and Waterloo Hydrogeologic are co-sponsors at the NGWA Summit 2016, in Denver, Colorado, April 24-27. Come visit us at Booth 3!

Apr 06

Spring is almost here when the reporting requirements of Permit to Take Water kick in. Under the Permit To Take Water program governed by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), farmers are required to report annual water takings to the Water Taking and Reporting Branch of the MOECC by no later than March 31st. Diver water level dataloggers and the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) can assist farmers in fulfilling the requirements as defined in their permit. 

Apr 05

PNWGW 2016  

Van Essen Instruments shared a booth with its distributor, Stevens Water Monitoring Systems Inc., at the Pacific Northwest Ground Water Exhibition in Portland from March 18th to the 19th. Eric Coulombe, Business Development Manager for Van Essen Instruments (seen pictured on the left), made a lot of new contacts in the ground water industry from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and surrounding states. The exhibition was a tremendous success and Eric looks forward to building more relationships in the Pacific Northwest for years to come!

Apr 04

EnviroTech Summit 2016 

Phil Danielse, Sales and Marketing Manager for North America for Van Essen Instruments, will be a guest speaker and exhibitor at the Environmental Tech Summit on April 10, 2016 in Raleigh NC.

This summit is designed to introduce engineers, scientists, technical and other professionals in the environmental industry to the latest in environmental technology. Phil will be giving an overview on the different types of wireless solutions available for groundwater and remediation projects between 1:00 – 2:30pm on Monday, April 11. 

To learn more about the EnviroTech Summit please visit:

Mar 29


Van Essen Instruments zal donderdag 31 maart aanwezig zijn op de beursvloer van de WaterInfodag 2016 in de Brabant Hallen in Den Bosch. Op de stand zal de Van Essen Instruments telemetrie oplossing Diver-NETZ en in het bijzonder de vernieuwde webportal Diver-HUB worden getoond. 

Mar 21

TRIECA Conference 2016 

Harry Samby, Regional Account Manager, Diver Monitoring Solutions, from Van Essen Instruments will be attending TRIECA 2016, 5th Annual TRIECA Conference, Brampton, Ontario, March 23 & 24, 2016. 

TRIECA is Canada's Premier stormwater, erosion, and sediment control conference bringing together some of North America's leading experts, influential leaders, and distinguished research partners in one event. Together these organizations have a defining role in shaping the future direction of the aforementioned industries.  

More information regarding this conference can be found here.


Mar 16

NWRA Booth 2016 

Eric Coulombe, Business Development Manager, Water Monitoring Solutions, from Van Essen Instruments attended the recent Nevada Water Resource Association (NWRA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV, March 1-3.

The theme this year was to discuss current, key water issues regarding understanding, developing, sustaining, and protecting Nevada's water resources. The event provided a great opportunity to reach out to the 270 who attended the event and to broaden our brand in this important region.

More information regarding this conference can be found here.