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TGIF! Weekly Water News - 15 - 21 July 2017

7 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This week's water book is quite different from the usual ones. It's the 1937 USDA Technical Report 548 that covers a version of managed aquifer recharge (MAR): Spreading Water for Storage Underground, by A.T. Mitchelson and Dean C. Muckel. You can download the PDF here. I suspect this one of...

80+ Years of Managed Aquifer Recharge! 1937 USDA Technical Bulletin 548: 'Spreading Water for Storage Underground'

Maria Gibson, the groundwatergeek herself, just sent me a PDF of this 1937 publication from the U.S. Department of Agriculture by A.T. MItchelson and Dean C. Muckel, Spreading Water for Water Underground Download Spreading_water_for_storage_underground There are some case studies from Arizona, California, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. The first two...

Indiana Wants to Watch Its Groundwater....And Kentucky's, Too!

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This newspaper article from the Jeffersonville (IN) News and Tribune circulated by Brett Walton caught my eye: New law could help prevent water wars between Southern Indiana, Louisville. The story by Scott Miley reported that a bill by State Rep. Steven R. Stemler (D-Jeffersonville) received unanimous support in the Indiana...

WaterWired Water Jobs & More - 18 July 2017

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Check out this pub from the Aspen Institute - click here. Until Josh starts posting his weekly jobs I will post weekly with what I have. I don't have the extensive, categorized list that Josh has, but I do have some general job resources and will post the jobs I...

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 17 July 2017

4 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here is a link to the weekly water news 8 - 14 July 2017. Elaine reports that the Reno area could be in store for quite a wildfire season this summer. The photo is of the Farad fire, taken from her house in Golden Valley just north of Reno off...

Paper: 'Global Rainfall Erosivity Assessment Based on High-Temporal Resolution Rainfall Records'

5 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This Nature paper is open access: 'Global Rainfall Erosivity Assessment Based on High-Temporal Resolution Rainfall Records'. There are a number of co-authors - over 30. We're getting into the particle physics realm.But it's a global effort. Here is an article about this work from Science News. View an interactive PDF...

Paper: 'Battling the (Algae) Bloom - Watershed Policies and Plans in Wisconsin'

6 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Thanks to former student Robin Just, who just joined the Harvard's Environmental Law Program as its first communications manager, for sending this article along. It's by Jamie Konopacky, a Watershed Policy fellow in the Harvard ELP, and just published in the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review: Battling the (Algae)...

TGIF! Weekly Water News and More! 8 - 14 July 2017

Today's featured book is Brian M. Fagan's opus, Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind. It was published just about five years ago. Fagan is an anthropologist who is Professor Emeritus at UC-Santa Barbara. Here is what Goodreads says: Elixir spans five millennia, from ancient Mesopotamia to the parched present...

The Water Report Articles: 1) ASR; 2) LID and Groundwater; 3) Water Reuse; 4) Fish Hatchery CWA Ruling; 5) State Water Planning & Sustainability

David Light, co-editor of The Water Report, the excellent monthly newsletter of Western water issues, kindly sent me a PDF of the 15 February 2017 (issue (#156) of TWR. He sent me this issue because of the wonderful lead article by Chris Pitre of Coho Water Resources LLC of Seattle...

Paper: 'A Framework for Assessing Ecosystem Services in Acequia Irrigation Communities of the Upper Río Grande Watershed'

Nejem Raheem sent me this paper on which he is the senior author. I know Najem from my days at the University of New Mexico as Director of the Water Resources Program. He was one of the co-authors on the ecological drought paper I posted last week. He emailed me...

'Cross-Border Community Engagement Using Geoscience Research, Education, and Outreach' - Submit a GSA Abstract by 1 August!

Friends and colleagues Peter J. Wampler and Peter S.K. Knappett are partnering with former GVSU students Kory Konsoer (now a LSU professor) and Sarah Nagorsen (USGS researcher) to chair a topical session at the upcoming GSA meeting in Seattle, 22-25 October. I would encourage you to submit an abstract and/or...

We Need to Communicate our Value

July 2017 President’s Column I encourage you to leverage AWRA for communicating your work and success in water resources management. We have come a long way communicating through mass media to a larger audience about important matters...Show More Summary

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 10 July 2017

Here is a link to the weekly water news 1 - 7 July 2017. Elaine reports that it is rather warm in the Reno area with a big lightning-caused fire in the Pyramid Lake area. She sent along some pictures of her horses. Marko gets a face wash and a...

CRS Legal Sidebar: 'Constitutional Limits on States’ Efforts to “Uphold” the Paris Agreement'

Since I posted yesterday on FAQs about the Paris Agreement I thought it would be helpful to post this CRS Legal Sidebar: Constitutional Limits on States' Efforts to "Uphold" the Paris Agreement. Click here to read an online version with all the hot links enabled. Download CRS_Limits_States_Efforts_PA_27June2017 The first few...

CRS Report: 'Climate Change - Frequently Asked Questions About the 2015 Paris Agreement' (Updated: 28 June 2017)

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

When the first CRS FAQ report was published both the USA and China had entered the Paris Agreement (PA). Now that the US has announced its intention to withdraw from the PA it's appropriate that the CRS has just updated (28 June 2017) the original (1 September 2016) FAQ report...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 1 - 7 July 2017

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

As usual, this week's featured book comes from my stumbling aimlessly (how else can you stumble?) around the Internet. I did find something useful, however: it's a little gem entitled, Urban Street Stormwater Guide. It's published by Island Press and written by NACTO, the National Association of City Transportation Officials....

Paper: 'Closing the Governance Gaps in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Insights from Integrative Governance' and SEI Report!

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Tom Gill of the Stockholm Environment Institute sent around this open-access paper, 'Closing the Governance Gaps in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Insights from Integrative Governance' by Nina Weitz, Claudia Strabo, Eric Kemp-Benedict, and Måns Nilsson. Download GEC_Paper_Governance_Gap If you read the online version you can make use of the embedded hot...

Foreign Military Studies Office Paper: 'Why Climate Change is an Issue of National Security'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I just checked out the FMSO homepage (Foreign Military Studies Office) and found this recent report: Cultural Perspectives, Geopolitics & Energy Security of Eurasia: Is the Next Global Conflict Imminent? by Dr. Mahir J. Ibrahimov; Mr. Gustav A. Otto; COL Lee G. Gentile, Jr. Download Cultural-perspectives Most of the papers...

Paper: 'Defining Ecological Drought for the 21st Century'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Just accepted for early online publication in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society: Crausbay, S., A. Ramirez, S. Carter, M. Cross, K. Hall, D. Bathke, J. Betancourt, S. Colt, A. Cravens, M. Dalton, J. Dunham, L. Hay, M. Hayes, J. McEvoy, C. McNutt, M. Moritz, K. Nislow, N. Raheem,...

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 3 July 2017

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here is a link to the weekly water news for 24 - 30 June 2017. As a skilled geologist, Elaine would love this post about sinkhole formation. Not too much chance of that happening in Reno (at least not like in Florida) but it will be warm (close to 100...

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