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Michigan Civil Rights Commission Report: 'The Flint Water Crisis - Systemic Racism Through the Lens of Flint'

7 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Just released by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission: The Flint Water Crisis: Systemic Racism Through the Lens of Flint. An important report that does not mince words. Download MDCR_Flint_Water_Crisis_Report_Feb2017 Here is part of the Executive Summary: In January 2016, a series of states of emergency for the City of Flint...

My Ten Cents: Why Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi Need a Compact on the Memphis Sand Aquifer

Mississippi and Tennessee are currently duking it out before a Special Master appointed by the Supreme Court to hear Mississippi spin its sad story of groundwater theft by Memphis Gas, Light and Water (MLGW), the utility of the City of Memphis. Because Memphis is a political subdivision of Tennessee, which...

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 21 February 2017

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Interested in an academic opportunity? We are seeking applicants for a three-university water cooperation and diplomacy joint Master's program. Click here. Students and Young Professionals: want some help with your career in water resources? Download the free January 2017 Water Resources IMPACT, 'Careers in Water Resources'. Josh has a great...

Oroville Dam Crisis is a Call to Action on U.S. Water Infrastructure

Columbia Water Center director Upmanu Lall suggests that we see the Oroville crisis as a call to action to evaluate and address the challenges facing the nation’s dam infrastructure.

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

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here in the USA we are celebrating Presidents' Day - a time to honor car dealers, furniture and appliance salespersons, and the like. Seriously - we use this day to honor all those who have served as president. Our first President, George Washington, was born on 22 February 1732, and...

Michael Wallace: PDO-Based Prediction of Annual Average Streamflows Two Years in Advance - Pecos River, NM

4 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Michael Wallace,a friend and fellow University of Arizona hydrologist, just sent around his updated forecast for the average annual low of the Pecos River near Pecos, NM, two years' hence. He sent the following email along with his forecast: Attached is an update of the realized performance of one of...

Final Report: Myanmar High-Level Round Table - Water Security and the Sustainable Development Goals

6 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I participated in the one-day meeting when I was in Yangon, Myanmar, last May for the GWP Steering Committee meeting. I sat at Round Table 2, Water and Sanitation/WASH. For those of you not accustomed to the term 'High Level' it means ministerial-level folks took part and did most of...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 11 - 17 February 2017

6 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

The top news this week is California's Oroville Dam so it has its own category right at the top. More rain is supposed to fall in the Oroville area this weekend causing more alarm for residents. A mammoth storm is supposed to hit SoCal, however. Despite all the graphic images...

GAO Report: Water Infrastructure - Information on Selected Midsize and Large Cities with Declining Populations

It has been some time since I posted a GAO report. I just stumbled across this one that GAO issued in October 2016: Water Infrastructure - Information on Selected Midsize and Large Cities with Declining Populations. Download GAO_Water_Infrastructure_Sept2016 Fast Facts EPA estimates water and sewer utilities will need to spend...

AWRA Seeks Water Resources Awards Nominations and Student Scholarship Applications

“Giving credit where credit is due is a very rewarding habit to form. Its rewards are inestimable.” – Loretta Young AWRA annually recognizes outstanding individuals in the water resources profession. The Call for Nominations for ourShow More Summary

Tapping into Ocean Power

The oceans of the world are a vast unexploited source of clean, reliable and predictable renewable energy. Could this energy help replace fossil fuels and be a solution to climate change?

Bruce Thomson's Ten Cents: Has Oroville Dam Piqued Your Curiosity? Read 'The Dam' by Robert Byrne

I was going to say that friend, environmental engineer extraordinaire and former University of New Mexico colleague Bruce Thomson is one of the smartest engineers I know, but I realized he's one of the smartest people I know. Check out his intelligent, reasoned WaterWired post on the Animas River spill....

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 14 February 2017

Students and Young Professionals: want some help with your career in water resources? Download the free January 2017 Water Resources IMPACT, 'Careers in Water Resources'. Josh has a great article there: "Strategies for Tackling the 21st Century Job Search". From Josh: Small update: Lots going on this week, including a...

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

'Balmy' weather in Reno. Sun shining in Corvallis. Boston gets hammered with snow. I was in Florida over the weekend and had some lovely weather. Yes, it's still winter! This photo is looking north from the 17th Street (FL 656) bridge over the Indian River Lagoon, Vero Beach, FL. Would...

LaRouche Folks Respond: More Megaprojects - The TransAfra and Trans Africa Pipeline (TAP) Projects

On 7 September 2013 I responded to a person (presumably from the Lyndon LaRouche sphere) about my postings on the LaRouche water projects: David Zetland sent me your inquiry about La Rouche projects. I have posted a number of times about them and the NAWAPA - NARA projects: Some samples:...

Academic Opportunity: Seeking Applicants for Water Cooperation and Diplomacy Joint Master's Programme

The following was distributed a few days ago by Laura Peters. If you have any questions, please email her: peterlau@oregonstate.edu. Mary Santelmann, the Director of our Water Resources Graduate Program, and Aaron Wolf are the ones who made this program happen, along with colleagues at UNESCO-IHE and the University for...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 4 - 10 February

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Just in time for my flight to the East coast today - two new books, one expected, the other a pleasant surprise. The first one is the long-awaited High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World’s Growing Dependence on Groundwater by William (Bill) Alley and Rosemarie Alley. I feel...

Brian Richter: A Water-Secure Future with WSIPs

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Brian Richter of The Nature Conservancy just published this article in the February 2017 (vol 109, no. 2) issue of the Journal of the AWWA: 'Ecologic - Investing in a Water-Secure Future' Download Richter__article_JAWWA_2017 Abstract Urban water planners in water-scarce regions face a constant challenge to secure sufficient water supplies...

CRS Insight Report: 'Army Corps Easement Process and Dakota Access Pipeline Easement Status'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Well, the Dakota Access Pipeline won't go away - I posted a CRS report on the DAPL last week. Now, here's Nicole T. Carter's CRS Insight report issued on 2 February 2017: Army Corps Easement Process and Dakota Access Pipeline Easement Status. Download CRS_Insight_DAPL_2Feb2017 Here are the first few paragraphs...

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 7 February 2017

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Students and Young Professionals: want some help with your career in water resources? Download the free January 2017 Water Resources IMPACT, 'Careers in Water Resources'. Josh has a great article there: "Strategies for Tackling the 21st Century Job Search". You can check out Josh's website for all the jobs. His...

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