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Got Those Wicked Nutrient Pollution Blues? Read These Reports: 1) U.S. Water Alliance, NACWA and WEF Policy Brief; 2) GAO Report

20 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Nutrient pollution is a big thing these days. When it was confined to some faraway patch of salt water in the Gulf of Mexico I suspect many people, especially freshwater types (ahem...), gave it short shrift. But now that Lake Erie is being subjected to the plague it's no longer...

Paper: 'How Might Recharge Change under Projected Climate Change in the Western US?'

Just accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters: How Might Recharge Change under Projected Climate Change in Western US? by R. Niraula, T. Meixner, F. Dominguez, N. Bhattarai, M. Rodell, H. Ajami, D. Gochis, and C. Castro, DOI: 10.1002/2017GL075421. I have to admit that I know the second author, Tom...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 14 - 20 October 2017

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This week's water book is one that Bruce A. Mowry, City Engineer of Miami Beach recommended: The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell. Bruce told me that Miami Beach and its aggressive approach to climate change adaptation and mitigation...

Uddameri Selected JAWRA Editor-in-Chief, Will Assume Roll January 1, 2018

Venkatesh “Venki” Uddameri, director of the Water Resources Center and professor of civil environmental and construction engineering at Texas Tech University, was recently chosen by a selection committee and the AWRA Board of Directors...Show More Summary

Kathleen Rugel Opines on Community-Building in Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Basin

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Dr. Kathleen Rugel, aquatic ecologist, WaterWonk, friend, nascent author (she is writing a book, Getting to Water) and Policy and Practice Fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) recently penned this thoughtful post on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Basin: Crossing Lines: Reaching Across the Table to Share Water. As many of...

Gerry Galloway Requests Your Help: Survey for Municipal Flood or Stormwater Professionals or Those or Work with Them

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Gerry Galloway, one of the smartest water guys in the room and one of my role models, asked me to post this request for help. He'd like you to participate in a brief survey on urban flooding. If you are a municipal flood and/or stormwater type or work with them,...

Josh Newton's Water Jobs and More! 17 October 2017

6 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

More jobs and resources! Here is a link to the weekly water news for 7 - 13 October 2017. Click here for Elaine Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 16 October 2017. Jobs Check out the AGU Career Center for research/academic jobs. Here...

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 16 October 2017

The weekly water news summary is back: 7 - 13 October 2017 Here are Elaine's wonderful lists in Word/PDF: As a PDF: Download Bulletin_board_listings_16Oct2017 As a Word document: Download Bulletin_board_listings_16Oct2017 Elaine sent these beautiful fall foliage pictures in the Reno - Lake Tahoe area. Do you know of a colleague...

My Ten Cents: Q: Why Is Deep Green Resistance Suing the State of Colorado over Protection of the Colorado River? A: Because It Can

Note: I have not the read the legal documents. My knowledge of the case comes from talking to several people, an excellent New York Times article, and a press release from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), a group serving as legal adviser to the plaintiff. CELDF has worked...

Review Paper: 'Twenty Years of Ecosystem Services: How Far Have We Come and How Far Do We Still Need to Go?'

Robert Costanza just sent me a paper that chronicles Twenty Years of Ecosystem Services: How Far Have We Come and How Far Do We Still Need to Go? Citation: Costanza, R., R. de Groot, L. Braat, I. Kubiszewski, L. Fioramonti, P. Sutton, S. Farber, and M. Grasso. 2017.Twenty Years of...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 7 - 13 October 2017

As I am wont to do these days I stumbled upon a book that might prove quite useful although I have not yet read it. It's by Karen Schneller-McDonald, a wetland and water resources specialist who runs Hickory Creek Consulting LLC. The book is Connecting the Drops: A Citizens' Guide...

Kathie Dello Opines in Nature: 'Prepare for Larger, Longer Wildfires'

Kathie Dello, Associate Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, wrote a thoughtful column in Nature. Here are the first few paragraphs: Neighbourhoods burned this week in northern California, with more than 30 people reported dead and 2,000 buildings destroyed. Downtown San Francisco is hazy with smoke from wildfires...

CRS Report: 'What Is the Farm Bill?'

In yesterday's post G. Tracy Mehan III of the American Water Works Association discussed certain aspects of the Farm Bill. Well, the CRS has just (5 October 2017) published the report, What Is the Farm Bill? by Renée Johnson and Jim Monke. So let's find out. Download CRS_What_Is_Farm_Bill_5Oct2017 Summary The...

AWWA Calls for Farm Bill Measures that Protect Drinking Water Sources, Encourage Partnerships

G. Tracy Mehan III, a frequent contributor to WaterWired, Mehan is former Assistant Administrator for Water at US EPA in the administration of President George W. Bush and now executive director for government affairs at the American Water Works Association, the world’s oldest and largest water association with 50,000 members....

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 9 October 2017

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

The weekly water news summary is back, this time covering two weeks: 23 September - 6 October 2017 12 October 2017 is Imagine a Day Without Water. Think about it. Here are her wonderful lists in Word/PDF: As a PDF: Download Bulletin_board_listings_9Oct2017 As a Word document: Download Bulletin_board_listings_9Oct2017 Do you...

Paper: 'Uplift and Seismicity Driven by Groundwater Depletion in Central California'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This paper by Colin B. Amos, Pascal Audet, William C. Hammond, Roland Burgmann, Ingrid A. Johanson and Geoffrey Blewitt was published in Nature in May 2014: Uplift and Seismicity Driven by Groundwater Depletion in Central California I thought I had posted this paper already but apparently not. I find this...

Paper: 'How Much Runoff Originates as Snow in the Western United States, and How Will that Change in the Future?'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Ahh, the $64 questions: how much and for how long? Important issues here in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the West. Just gonna have to recharge it! Li, D., M. L. Wrzesien, M. Durand,J. Adam, and D. P. Lettenmaier (2017), How much runoff originates as snow in the western United...

Two Weeks' Worth! TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 23 September - 6 October 2017

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

If you relish displacement behavior you will love this post - two full weeks of news! This week's book is from Waveland Press: Introduction to Water Resources by John C. Clausen. Here is the blurb: The study of water resources crosses disciplinary boundaries, from geography and natural resources, to Earth...

Water Alternatives 10 (3) October 2017: Special Issue - Dam Removal: Social, Cultural and Political Issues

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

If you cannot access the papers here, visit the issue's homepage here. The graphic is from the paper by Dufour et al. Special issue: Dam removal. Social, cultural and political issues Guest Editors: Régis Barraud, Marie-Anne Germaine and Chris Sneddon Dam removal. Social, cultural and political issues Chris Sneddon, Régis...

From British Columbia Ground Water Association: 'Groundwater Protection Regulation Handbook'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Gilles Wendling, friend, hydrogeologist extraordinaire and head of GW Solutions, just informed me of the publication from the British Columbia Ground Water Association: Groundwater Protection Regulation Handbook. His firm produced this handbook His email: Just a quick note to share with you the release of a new guidebook targeting contractors...

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