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WaterWired Water Jobs & More - 22 August 2017

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Note: My Tweets and blog posts will be sporadic over the next three weeks. But I have said that before. Addicted to the Internet? Moi? Eclipse day has come and gone. Quite spectacular. We weren't really impacted by visitors much here in Corvallis (not that I could determine, anyway). But...

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 21 August 2017

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Elaine has a boatload of stories today! She has outdone herself! Must be Eclipse Day! Here is a link to the weekly water news 12 - 18 August 2017. Corvallis is within the path of totality. Here's what we saw (by David Patton from the Albany Democrat-Herald published online by...

The Geospatial Data Act: The New Plot to Hijack GIS and Mapping

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

So what's the Geospatial Data Act (GDA - S. 1253) and why should I care about it? See the GDA - click here. A statement from the Association of American Geographers (AAG) describes S.1253: “The Geospatial Data Act (GDA) of 2017 (S.1253) would set up a system of exclusionary procurement...

Kudos to the AAG! Statement on Charlottesville Tragedy and White Supremacy

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

My Geography (yes, I'm in the Geography Program at CEOAS) Program Coordinator, Julia Jones, just sent this around. It's an official statement by the American Association of Geographers. No comment needed. Here is a PDF: Download AAG_statement_Charlottesville_final AAG Statement on Charlottesville Tragedy and White Supremacy The American Association of Geographers...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 12 - 18 August 2017

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I will be taking a break from the Internet between 22 August through 4 September. I won't be eschewing the Internet completely, just not blogging or Tweeting on a regular basis. Famous last words! Today's featured book is one by Jeremy J. Schmidt and Nathaniel (Nate) Matthews: Global Challenges in...

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

4 days 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'

4 days 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

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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

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

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'

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

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

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

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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

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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?'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

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)'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

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

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

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...

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