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Paper: 'The Future Value of Ecosystem Services: Global Scenarios and National Implications'

5 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Robert Costanza, well-known for his seminal 1997 paper on valuing Earth's ecosystem services: Download Costanza_et_al_Ecossystem_Svcs_1997 and his colleague Ida Kubiszewski, sent me (and a bunch of other folks, presumably) the following email: We’d like to call your attention to a new paper that estimates the future value of global ecosystem...

Oldie But Goodie - Hunt & Meine Paper: 'Luna B. Leopold—Pioneer Setting the Stage for Modern Hydrology'

9 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Curt Meine of the Aldo Leopold Foundation sent this paper my way (and to about 20 others as well). the other day during an email discussion on water ethics. The lead author on the paper was Randall J. 'Randy' Hunt of the USGS. The paper was published as a 'Historical...

New York’s Waterways Are Swimming in Plastic Microbeads

Plastic microbeads, common in soap, toothpaste and other consumer products, are flooding waters. A team from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is doing the first large-scale assessment of their impact on New York's waterways.

WaterWired Water Jobs & More - 15 August 2017

Here is a link to the weekly water news for 5 - 11 August 2017. Click here for Elaine Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 14 August 2017. Check out Imagine a Day Without Water. Here you will find some general job resources...

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 14 August 2017

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here is a link to the weekly water news 5 - 11 August 2017. Yesterday in Corvallis we had our first rain in months. Better yesterday than a week from today, when Oregon expects a million more people to view the eclipse. Here in the Willamette Valley estimates range as...

Native American Water Rights: Who Prevails - States, Feds, Tribes? The Case of Maine's Tribes

4 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Our AWRA Policy Committee had its regular concall a few days ago. Always fascinating - Andrew Graham and Glenn Terrell not only do a great job stimulating conversation and action but also manage to herd the cats. Towards the end of the call it became obvious that some Native American...

UBC PoWG Fact Sheet: 'Improving Water Quality with Novel Diagnostics - Metagenomics'

5 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I just got an email from the Program on Water Governance (PoWG) at the University of British Columbia that featured this brief: Improving Water Quality with Novel Diagnostics: Policy Brief on the Potential Use of Metagenomics for Improved Water Quality Testing. Show More Summary

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 5 - 11 August 2017

5 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This week's water book is not released yet but should hit the bookshelves before the end of the year. It's an edited volume from CRC Press: Advances in Groundwater Governance, edited by Karen G. Villholth, Elena López-Gunn, Alberto Garrido, Jac van der Gun, and Kirstin I. Conti. You can read...

My Ten Cents - Review: 'A Canadian Environmental Chronicle (1954 - 2015)' by James P. Bruce

6 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Disclosure notice: This book is published by the Canadian Water Resources Association, to which I belong. All attendees (myself included) were provided a 'free' copy of this book at the recent CWRA meeting in Lethbridge, Alberta. Paul Whitfield of CWRA and the University of Saskatchewan asked if I would review...

My Ten Cents: James Damore's Memo: 'Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber'; Time to Visit Kearney Hall

I thought I would post James Damore's entire memo, 'Google's Ideological Echo Chamber'. The PDF is 10 pages long and includes hot links, some of which will allow you to comment. I have printed the first two sections from his memo below. 'TL;DR' is Internet slang for a summary of...

WaterWired Water Jobs & More - 8 August 2017

I have to post this picture of Sean Hannity and mention that it is indeed 'fake news'. Sean and I went to the same grammar school (okay, he was 13 years behind me) and I don't think the good Sisters of St. Joseph would have taught him such BS. But...

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 7 August 2017

Here is a link to the weekly water news 29 July - 4 August 2017. Both Reno and Corvallis will be cooler this week - temperatures below 100 degrees F. Last week in this space I posted a picture of a 'chupacabra' from Honduras. Today Elaine reports on chupacabra sightings...

Paper: 'Can Ocean Desalination and Water Recycling Capacities Substitute for Groundwater Depletion in California?'

One of the reasons I love blogging is that friends and colleagues often send interesting material my way. This discussion paper comes to me (courtesy of Tim Smith) from the land of my maternal ancestors - Scotland - and its oldest (1413) university, St. Andrews. With what topics does it...

CRS Report: 'Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)'

This CRS report by Diane P. Horn and Jared T. Brown was just released (25 July 2017): Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Don't know much about NFIP? This report will be of great help to you. Like reports with lots of footnotes? This report will please you....

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 29 July - 4 August 2017

Water book? Today is 'self-serving day' as I feature not a book, but the September 2017 issue of AWRA's Water Resources IMPACT devoted to managed aquifer recharge. It's self-serving because I am the guest co-editor along with the groundwater geek herself, Maria T. Gibson. We have assembled a collection of...

JAWRA HIGHLIGHTS – AUGUST 2017

HIGHLIGHTS – JAWRA August 2017 [access full table of contents here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jawr.2017.53.issue-4/issuetoc ] Featured Series – SWAT Applications for Emerging Hydrologic and Water Quality Challenges This...Show More Summary

J. of AWRA Paper: 'Nutrient Inputs to the Laurentian Great Lakes by Source and Watershed Estimated Using SPARROW Watershed Models' (Open Access)

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I am posting this six-year old open-access paper by USGS folks Dale M. Robertson and David A. Saad because it has had a lot of activity in the past few days. Wonder why? Below is the full citation and abstract. Click here or on the title to gain free access...

Groundwater Galore! 1) Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program; 2) Texas Transborder Aquifers; & 3) MARVI!

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Friend, colleague, and Groundwater Governance Goddess Sharon B. Megdal, she of the Arizona Water Resources Research Center (Director) and co-chair of AWRA's upcoming Tel Aviv conference, Cutting Edge Solutions to Wicked Water Problems, sent me a few things abut transboundary aquifers that merit posting. 1) The Cooperative Framework for the...

WaterWired Water Jobs & More - 1 August 2017

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Hot week in Corvallis ahead - temperatures will exceed 100 degrees F. Love this graphic. It's by Tom Gauld at New Scientist. Here you will find some general job resources and will post the jobs I Tweeted during the past week. All the jobs I Tweet are archived at Twitter;...

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 31 July 2017

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here is a link to the weekly water news 22 - 28 July 2017. Both Reno and Corvallis will be cooking this week - temperatures over 100 degrees F. But it could be worse - we could be suffering through a plague of chupacabras ('goat sucker'). Here is a juvenile...

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