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Big Data, Big Judgment, Big Deal: RNRF Publication: 'Congress on Harnessing Big Data for the Environment'

6 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Tim Smith sent me the link to this publication from the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation: Congress on Harnessing Big Data for the Environment. It is actually Volume 30, No. 4 of the Reneable Natural Resources Journal. Download RNRF_Big_Data_Congress Executive Summary Observations for the Future Our objective in conducting this congress...

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 28 March 2017

Career Development Webinars: Josh is planning to develop some of these. Vote here for your favorites! Speaking of career opportunities, you won't have to worry about learning to use an electric-analog groundwater flow model. Here's the cover of the March-April 2017 issue of the journal Groundwater, showing the (late) legendary...

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 27 March 2017

Elaine reports that Spring has come to the Reno area - stormy and cold! She does an amazing job compiling these stories each week, like clockwork, come hell or high water! Thanks, Elaine! Hey - we're getting 12 new cloud-related features after almost 70 years! Read about it by clicking...

G. Tracy Mehan III's Op-Ed: 'Cleaning Water and Cutting Budgets: A Case for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)'

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

G. Tracy Mehan III, a frequent contributor to WaterWired, and Ian Gansler penned this Op-Ed on WIFIA. Download Mehan_OpEd_WIFIA More information on WIFIA can be found here. Mehan is former Assistant Administrator for Water at US EPA in the administration of President George W. Bush and now executive director for...

Water, Volume 9, Issue 3 (March 2017)

4 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here is is the latest issue of the open-access journal Water, Volume 9, issue 3 (March 2017). If you cannot access the articles, visit the issue's homepage - click here. Special Issues. You'll note there are some 'Special Issues' in this issue, some with just one or a few papers...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 18 - 24 March 2017

5 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Oh, boy! Another water book! This one is edited by Pat Mulroy, she (formerly) of the Southern Nevada Water Authority and now with the Brookings Institution and a few other organizations. To hear an interview with her click here. Check out the chapter titles and authors. Good bunch of folks....

Enough Groundwater for the Tourists? Paper: 'When Wells Run Dry: Water and Tourism in Nicaragua'

6 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Kevin McCray, CEO of NGWA, just informed me of this paper published by Thomas LaVanchy in Annals of Tourism Research, Vol 64, May 2017, pp. 37-50 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2017.02.006] When Wells Run Dry: Water and Tourism in Nicaragua. Download LaVanchy_2017 Abstract This article uses a political ecology approach to examine the relationship...

Nominations Sought for AWRA’s Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Award

AWRA announces the opening of the nomination period for our prestigious Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) award, recognizing excellence in the use of an IWRM approach to water resources projects. The award will be presented...Show More Summary

Call for Abstracts Issued by Tel Aviv University Water Research Center and AWRA for Joint Conference in Israel

AWRA and the Water Research Center at Tel Aviv University are pleased to announce a joint international conference “Cutting Edge Solutions to Wicked Water Problems,” to be hosted by Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 10-11, 2017. Show More Summary

Webb Bridge Park Water Quality Enhancement Project Wins 2016 IWRM Award from AWRA

Alpharetta is proud that Webb Bridge Park and its innovative stormwater projects can join past recipients and serve as an example for collaborative environmentally sustainable projects. The American Water Resources Association (AWRA)...Show More Summary

My Better-Late-Than-Never Paper: 'Mississippi v. Memphis: The Curious Case of the Memphis Sand Aquifer'

Imagine my surprise when I learned that a paper I wrote almost seven years ago finally was published, without my knowledge. I gave a presentation on the Mississippi v. Tennessee groundwater case at a UNESCO-IHP meeting in Paris in December 2010. All speakers were asked to provide a brief paper...

An Ancient Tool Holds Promise for Modern Water Problems

The potential effectiveness of harvesting rainwater to bolster water supply and reduce potentially polluting runoff varies greatly from place to place, even within a particular city or neighborhood. Now researchers at the Columbia Water Center have developed a tool to assess the potential of rainwater harvesting throughout the United States.

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 22 March 2017 - Special World Water Day Edition!

Special World Water Day edition! Check out the Global Water Partnership's new website! 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...

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

It's the vernal equinox today! 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 Bulletin Boards are archived here...

Paper: 'Global Patterns of Shallow Groundwater Temperatures'

Another groundwater paper I enjoyed: Global patterns of shallow groundwater temperatures by Susanne A Benz, Peter Bayer and Philipp Blum, Environmental Research Letters, Volume 12, Number 3. Download Benz_2017_Environ._Res._Lett._12_034005 Brings back memories of shallow temperature surveys we conducted in Dixie Valley, NV, in the late 1970s - early 1980s as...

Paper: 'Enhanced Groundwater Recharge Rates and Altered Recharge Sensitivity to Climate Variability Through Subsurface Heterogeneity'

Hot off the press from PNAS: Enhanced groundwater recharge rates and altered recharge sensitivity to climate variability through subsurface heterogeneity, by Andreas Hartmann, Tom Gleeson, Yoshihide Wada, and Thorsten Wagenerb. I enjoyed this one. Good stuff! Download Hartmann et al. - 2017 Supporting information: Download Pnas.201614941SI Click on the figures...

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

Happy St. Patrick's Day to my Irish friends, even if they're Irish just for the day. I remember this day because of my marching band days, during which I partook in the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. Not an experience I wish to repeat any time soon....

CRS Report: 'Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress'

This 14 March 2017 CRS report, coordinated by Frank Gottron, should be a real eye-opener: Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress. Download CRS_S&T_115Congress_14March2017 Summary Science and technology (S&T) have a pervasive influence over a wide range of issues confronting the nation. Public and private research and development spur...

CRS Report: 'Dark Web'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This report by Kristin Finklea probably has the shortest title of any CRS report - two words, seven letters: Dark Web, published on 10 March 2017. It's different from the usual ones I post but thought it would be of interest to the WaterWired's readership. Sounds like the title of...

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

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Interested in an academic opportunity? We are seeking applicants for a three-university (UNESCO-IHE, University for Peace, and Oregon State University) water cooperation and diplomacy joint Master's program. Click here. Due date: 31 March 2017 Students and Young Professionals: want some help with your career in water resources? Download the free...

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