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Report: 'U.S. Government Global Water Strategy' Happy Black Friday Eve!

3 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Today in the USA we celebrate Black Friday Eve, the holiday formerly known as Thanksgiving Day. BFE serves as the opening of the weekend before Cyber Monday, which then spawns #GivingTuesday, on which we try to remember to what and how much we should give. I will be glad to...

CRS Report: 'Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) in the United States'

I have been hearing a lot about CCS lately. It seems to be awakening after a brief slumber of a few years. Leave it to the CRS to produce this 14 November 2017 report, Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) in the United States, by Peter Folger. Download CRS_CCS_14Nov2017 Summary Carbon...

Josh Newton's Water Jobs and More! 21 November 2017 (Updated: 22 November 2017)

Lots more jobs - third such post in a week! Join the @OregonState Water Resources Graduate Program Jobs Listserv! Click here. Here is a link to the weekly water news for 11 - 17 November 2017. Click here for Elaine Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal...

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 20 November 2017

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

The US has released its Global Water Strategy. Click here to check it out; see today's quote at the bottom. Elaine has sent another excellent list of BBs. Here they are as Word/PDF documents: As a PDF: Download Bulletin_board_listings_20Nov2017 As a Word document: Download Bulletin_board_listings_20Nov2017 If one of the links...

CRS Report: 'Flood-Risk Reduction and Resilience - Federal Assistance and Programs'

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This CRS report was released 13 November 2017: Flood-Risk Reduction and Resilience: Federal Assistance and Programs, by Nicole T. Carter, Diane P. Horn, Jared T. Brown, Eugene Boyd, Megan Stubbs, Jonathan L. Ramseur and Harold F. Upton. Click on the graphics to enlarge them. Download CRS_Flood_Risk_Red_Resilience_13Nov2017 Summary Recent flood disasters...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary 11 - 17 November 2017

4 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Well, it's not Friday but 'TGIS' just doesn't have gravitas. So what is this week's book? How about Modern Poisons: A Brief Introduction to Contemporary Toxicology by Alan S. Kolok, the new head of the Idaho Water Resources Reserach Institute. I just bought a copy and Alan explained that he...

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

5 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

As he promised, Josh is back with more jobs this week.....Check out his post from earlier this week. My regular TGIF post will follow tomorrow. Join the @OregonState Water Resources Graduate Program Jobs Listserv! Click here. Here is a link to the weekly water news for 4 - 10 November...

Stakeholder Surprise? Sharing Groundwater Data with New Mexico's Aquifer Mapping Program - A Model for Oregon and Other States?

5 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

After viewing my post on GMDs, a good friend from the Land of Enchantment sent me these comments from a stakeholder who has agreed to share her/his data with the Collaborative Groundwater Monitoring Network (CGMN) of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources' (NMBGMR) Aquifer Mapping Program (AMP):...

My Ten Cents: Updated Hydrophilanthropy PPT

I keep a master hydrophilanthropy PPT from which I prepare shorter versions for presentation to my classes and various groups. I periodically update it - fixing the many URLs, adding information, etc. I post them. It's as much for me as it is for my readers - then I know...

Josh Newton's Water Jobs and More! 14 November 2017

Josh might be back with more jobs later this week - he's on the road. Join the @OregonState Water Resources Graduate Program Jobs Listserv! Click here. Here is a link to the weekly water news for 4 - 10 November 2017. Click here for Elaine Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences;...

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 13 November 2017

This week is Geography Awareness Week. If you're not aware of it, it's still there! And it's also GIS Day on 15 November. If you are in DC that day attend the event at The U.S. Capitol Visitors' Center (see below). Elaine has sent another excellent list of BBs for...

Groundwater and Climate Change! Paper: 'A Synopsis of Climate Change Effects on Groundwater Recharge'

In the days before online journal access this is the kind of paper you'd die for (after reading it, of course). Online or not, there are few things I enjoy more than a good synopsis paper. Brian Smerdon of the Alberta Geological Survey focuses on six recent groundwater and climate...

World Bank Report: 'Reducing Inequalities in Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals - Synthesis Report of the WASH Poverty Diagnostic Initiative'

New report from the World Bank Group: Reducing Inequalities in Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals : Synthesis Report of the WASH Poverty Diagnostic Initiative. Nothing like a long title. Download WBG_WaSH_Inequalities Download WBG_WaSH_Inequalities_ExecSum Introduction The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the World...

My Ten Sense: 'Are Groundwater Management Districts in Oregon's Future?'

I presented this 'concept paper' (translation: I have no data but wish to opine) at the AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference today. Short answer: 'Yes!' Download AWRA_Session67_AWRA2017 Abstract: 'Draining Oregon', The Oregonian's seminal series of late summer 2016, was an eye- opener for many Oregonians as to the depletion of...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 4 - 10 November 2017

Fewer posts than usual since I spent the week at the AWRA Annual Conference and didn't do much Tweeting. A book I mentioned a few months ago is now available. It's the third edition of the late C.W. Fetter's classic Contaminant Hydrogeology. Thomas Boving and friend and colleague David Kreamer...

GAO Report: 'Status of GAO Recommendations Made to EPA since Fiscal Year 2007 (Updated: 6 September 2017)

I originally published a version of this report in July 2016. This one is an update: Status of GAO Recommendations Made to EPA since Fiscal Year 2007. Full Report: Download GAO_EPA_Recs_Full_Report_6Sept2017 Highlights: Download GAO_EPA_Status_Highlights_6Sept2017 What GAO Found As of August 23, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had implemented...

Josh Newton's Water Jobs and More! 7 November 2017

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Election Day in the USA! Join the @OregonState Water Resources Graduate Program Jobs Listserv! Click here. Here is a link to the weekly water news for 28 October - 3 November 2017. Click here for Elaine Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 6...

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 6 November 2017

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I am in Portland this week at the AWRA Conference. Wonderful first day, highlighted by a plenary session of 5-minute 'Lightning Talks'. Hey - how about this AWRA Summer Specialty Conference? Call for abstracts will be out soon. Elaine has sent another excellent list of BBs for the first post...

More Mississippi v. Tennessee Groundwater Grief? 1) Another WaterWired PPT; 2) Christine Klein on 'Ownership of Groundwater'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

So I am presenting yet another talk on the Mississippi v. Tennessee groundwater case before the U.S. Supreme Court. This time it's at the AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference, where I delivered a similar talk in 2013. The trial is ongoing but that doesn't stop me. Here are the PPT...

USGAO Report: 'Stormwater Management - EPA Pilot Project to Increase Use of Green Infrastructure Could Benefit from Documenting Collaborative Agreements'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Another GAO no-nonsense-just-the-facts-m'am report: EPA Pilot Project to Increase Use of Green Infrastructure Could Benefit from Documenting Collaborative Agreements Download GAO_Stormwater Download GAO_Stormwater_Highlights What GAO...Show More Summary

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