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Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 24 April 2017

9 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This sign is from the Boston March for Science. Cute. Would you be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards via email directly from Elaine? Send an email to Geosciences-BBoard@att.net with the word “subscribe” in the subject line and the email address will be added to Elaine's email list. Elaine's previous...

APLV Final Report to the Ann Campana Judge Foundation: WatSan Project for Boca de Poteca, Nicaragua

The NGO Agua Para La Vida recently sent the Ann Campana Judge Foundation (ACJF) a final report for a project it partially supported: Water Supply and Sanitation Project for the community of Boca de Poteca, Municipality of Wiwilí Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua. Download Boca_de_Poteca_Final_Report_APLV_Feb2017 Executive Summary This report documents the successful...

Earth Day 1970: Build a Dam, Save a Lake...Honor Richard M. Nixon?

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I will not pen a long blog post about Earth Day 2017 nor will I participate in the the March for Science. Other things will occupy my time on this 48th Earth Day. I plan to spend the day reviewing some papers and grading some quizzes here in sunny (for...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 15 - 21 April 2017

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This week's featured book? Close to home for a change. Sean Fleming, who is a Master's graduate of Oregon State University and has courtesy appointments at CEOAS and UBC, has just published a general-audience book about the science of rivers, Where the River Flows: Scientific Reflections on Earth's Waterways. In...

Comments Sought! Public Review Draft of Oregon's 2017 Integrated Water Resources Strategy (IWRS)

4 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I received this as an email from Alyssa Mucken of the Oregon Water Resources Department. I have altered a few aspects of her message by adding documents that can be downloaded directly from this post. I would encourage you to submit comments to OWRD. Good Afternoon, The 2017 public review...

G. Tracy Mehan III Book Review: 'Blue Skies Over Beijing' or 'A Journey Up and Down the Kuznets Curve'

5 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

G. Tracy Mehan III, a frequent contributor to WaterWired, is the 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....

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 18 April 2017

6 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Amazing before/after photo of the Oroville Dam by Gonzalo Curiel. 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 still open, any new ones and my usual general employment resources sites. Here...

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

More great news from Elaine! Check out this Oroville Dam before-and-after photo from Gonzalo Curiel. Amazing! Would you be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards via email directly from Elaine? Send an email to Geosciences-BBoard@att.net with the word “subscribe” in the subject line and the email address will be added...

Oregon Makes Progress Towards Evaluating Its Groundwater - Sort Of

A story in The Oregonian [15 April 2017] by Andrew Theen announced that a bill (HB 2707) to provide $8.2M to the Oregon Water Resources Department to fund groundwater basin studies passed a key hurdle: it vas voted out of the Oregon House Committee On Energy and Environment. Download HB...

Paper by B. Udall & J. Overpeck: 'The 21st Century Colorado River Hot Drought and Implications for the Future'

Brad Udall and Jonathan Overpeck just published this paper in the AGU journal Water Resources Research: Udall, B. and J. Overpeck (2017), The twenty-first century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future, Water Resour. Show More Summary

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 8 - 14 April 2017

This cartoon, entitled 'Groundwater Tragedy', was sent by Mahdi Taraghi, a graduate student at Urmia University, Iran, has really caught my fancy. Depressing, actually. So what book am I featuring this week? No, it's not a book about freshwater, but the Gulf of Mexico. The author is Jack E. Davis...

Mike Young Paper: 'Water Allocation in the West: Challenges and Opportunities' & The Diamond (Valley) - Water Paradox?

Mike Young has a well-deserved reputation as a water guru who helped craft Australia's water right trading system. Unbeknownst to many he has applied his talents to Western water issues. A recent report he authored for Duke University's Nicholas Institute provides a blueprint for the West in the following report:...

Local Transboundary Aquifer Management: The Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council's Aquifer Recharge Project

The folks at the Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council (WWBWC) have taken matters into their own hands when it comes to seeking sustainability of the alluvial aquifer that straddles the Washington - Oregon state line. In the map here, Oregon is gray, the Columbia River is to the left (west)...

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 11 April 2017

From Josh: News: Two weeks ago, we ran a poll to survey what topics you’d like to see JWJ and IWRA carry out career development webinars on. Here are the top three picks: Best practices for community building/networking How to set up your own consultancy How to break into the...

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

Elaine reports that the weekend Reno weather included some snow. Still rainy here in Corvallis. This picture of air pollution in China is not surprising - read about it here. Would you be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards via email directly from Elaine? Send an email to Geosciences-BBoard@att.net with...

Harney Groundwater Basin: Community-Based Water Planning and Groundwater Study

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Disclosure Notice: I am the chair of the Groundwater Advisory Committee (GWAC) of the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD). The GWAC is comprised of volunteers from the groundwater industry and advises the Water Resources Commission:...on all matters relating to rules, legislation, and public policy for the development, securing, use...

CRS Report: 'U.S. Climate Change Regulation and Litigation: Selected Legal Issues'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Just noticed this Congressional Research Service report (3 April 2017) by Linda Tsang: U.S. Climate Change Regulation and Litigation: Selected Legal Issues. What else is new? Download CRS_Climate_Change_Reg_3April2017 Summary On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to encourage and promote energy development by modifying climate change policies....

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

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Missed some 'Twitter time' this week so there is just a Top Twenty. I spent some time out in the Harney Basin (Burns, OR) this week working with local folks on water availability and related issues as part of a community-based planning effort supported by the Oregon Water Resources Department,...

CRS Updated Report: 'Water Infrastructure Financing - The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Just noticed this updated version of a Congressional Research Service report (5 April 2017) originally written by Claudia Copeland: Water Infrastructure Financing: The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program by Jonathan L. Ramseur and Mary Tiemann. Download CRS_WIFIA Summary In recent years, policymakers have considered several legislative options...

G. Tracy Mehan III Book Review: 'A Hopeful Perspective on the Colorado River - Exploding Myths About Western Water'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

G. Tracy Mehan III, Executive Director of Government Affairs at AWWA, sent me his review of Water Is for Fighting Over-and Other Myths About Water in the West by John Fleck. As he said in his email to me: It offers a different, upbeat perspective on water management in the...

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