All Blogs / Industries / Utilities / Water / Popular


CRS Report: '21st Century U.S. Energy Sources: A Primer'

6 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Michael Ratner coordinated this CRS report published on 19 May 2017: 21st Century U.S. Energy Sources: A Primer, Lots of charts, tables and graphs! Yes, even coal. Click on the graphics to enlarge them. Summary Since the start of the 21st century, the U.S. energy system has seen tremendous changes....

CRS Report: 'Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress'

23 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

CRS just released this report by Frank Gottron on 23 May 2017: Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress. Download CRS_S_andT_Issues_115_Congress_23May2017 Summary Science and technology (S&T) have a pervasive influence over a wide range of issues confronting the nation. Public and private research and development spur scientific and technological...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 20 - 26 May 2017

Best wishes to those of you celebrating Memorial Day Weekend. Blessings to my Muslim friends and colleagues who celebrate the beginning of Ramadan today. I leave for South Africa on 28 May for our semi-annual GWP Steering Committee meeting and a UN meeting on the Valuing Water Initiative (see graphic)....

Vegetation Can Strongly Alter Climate and Weather, Study Finds

A new analysis of global satellite observations shows that vegetation can powerfully alter atmospheric patterns that influence climate and weather.

CRS Report: 'Selected Federal Water Activities: Agencies, Authorities, and Congressional Committees'

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Just released by CRS on 24 May 2017: Selected Federal Water Activities: Agencies, Authorities, and Congressional Committees, by Betsy A. Cody, Judy Schneider and Mary Tiemann. This is an updated report. Download CRS_Fed_Water_Activities_24May2017 Abstract Congress addresses numerous issues related to the nation’s water resources annually, and over time it has...

Water, Volume 9, Issue 5 (May 2017): Water Galore - Science, Engineering, Management & More! (Open Access)

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here is is the latest issue of the open-access journal Water, Volume 9, issue 5 (May 2017). If you cannot access the articles, visit the issue's homepage - click here. Special Issues. You'll note there are some 'Special Issues' in this issue, some with just one or a few papers...

In Jharkhand, Using an Old Technique for Sustainable Water

The Indian state of Jharkhand has plentiful rainfall, but most of that water runs off before it can be put to use by farmers, who struggle to make a living. To help improve irrigation and crop productivity, the Centers for International...Show More Summary

AWRA Women in Water Resources Interview #6: Janet L. Bowers

This interview is the sixth and final piece of a series, written/conducted by AWRA Immediate Past President Martha Narvaez, celebrating the role of AWRA Women in Water Resources. Current Position Executive Director, Chester County Water...Show More Summary

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 23 May 2017

4 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

From Josh: Due to continued heavy travel, here’s half the list for this week… Make a nomination for the 2018 Stockholm Water Prize! You can check out Josh's website for all the jobs. His jobs are on Facebook, too. I will list the jobs I posted last week that are...

Project Uses Satellites for Rapid Assessment of Flood Response Costs

Overall global losses from natural disasters such as floods, landslides or earthquakes amount to about $300 billion annually. A rapid and early response is key to immediately address the loss of human life, property, infrastructure and business activity.

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 22 May 2017

5 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This is a photo of a deforested slope in Central America. Why is is deforested? R ead the story here and the paper here. Here is the link to the weekly water news and jobs for 13 - 19 May 2017. Note: all the links should be hot; if not,...

My Ten Cents - Book Review: 'The Death and Life of the Great Lakes'

6 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Disclosure notice: Not only did Erin Lovett of W.W. Norton send me a free unsolicited copy of Dan Egan’s The Death and Life of the Great Lakes but she also included a press release with a detailed blurb and Q&A with the author. The PR folks obviously think I am...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 13 - 19 May 2017

This is tardy - more so than usual. Spent most of the day with seven of my Water BFFs - Brenda Bateman, Kim Ogren,Harmony Burright (all from OWRD); Marshall Gannett, hydrogeologist extraordinaire from the USGS; David Gilbey from Aquatic Informatics; Heejun Chang from PSU; and Ken Reid from AWRA -...

Memory Lane Beckons: When 'Managed Aquifer Recharge' was 'Artificial Recharge' was 'Cyclic Storage'

Stephen J. Burges, Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington and hydrologist extraordinaire reminded me the other day that before it was called 'Managed Aquifer Recharge' it was called 'Cyclic Storage', a term he said was first used by legendary civil engineer Harvey O. Banks in the mid-1950s. With his...

Paper: 'How Transaction Costs Obstruct Collective Action: Evidence from California’s Groundwater'

From the National Bureau of Economic Research: How Transaction Costs Obstruct Collective Action: Evidence from California’s Groundwater by Andrew B. Ayres, Eric C. Edwards, and Gary D. Libecap. If you didn't believe that economists were mathematical, this report will disabuse you of that notion. Download 77778-w23382 Abstract Collective action to...

Time for OSU Geography Day 2017, 22 May - Student Presentations

GEOGRAPHY DAY 2017 22 May, Monday 9 AM – 3 PM Burt Hall 193 Public is welcome! Come hear and see our amazing students present their work! For an interactive map of the Burt Hall location and the OSU campus, click here Questions? Contact Michael E. Campana aquadoc@oregonstate.edu I plan...

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 16 May 2017

Josh's jobs are a little light this week. There may be another one in a few days. No excuse not to submit an abstract for the AWRA Annual Meeting - the site is still open - click here. Love this graphic. Too true.... You can check out Josh's website for...

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 15 May 2017

Thanks to Elaine for sending me Dr. David Burton 'Burt' Slemmons' obituary. Burt, a longtime UNR faculty member, was a remarkable geologist and a terribly nice guy - a scholar and a gentleman to be sure! Read about Burt here. Here is the link to the weekly water news and...

SCELG: Guarani Aquifer Agreement and Transboundary Aquifers in Latin America

Just received the following email from Francesco Sindico, Director of the University of Strathclyde's Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG). The SCELG policy brief alluded to in his message refers to 'The Value of the Entry into Force of the Agreement on the Guaraní Aquifer System' (GAS). On 2...

My Birthday and Tenth Anniversary 'Present' to the Internal Revenue Service: ACJF'S 990-EZ Forms

I spent much of today, my 69th birthday, finishing and sending the Ann Campana Judge Foundation's 2016 990-EZ form and schedules to the Internal Revenue Service in Ogden, UT. The 2016 990-EZ must be sent by 15 May 2017. Since the 990-EZ is part of the public record, here is...

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC