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Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 23 January 2017

3 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Elaine sent this photo of the snow-covered mountains in the Reno area. Beautiful! 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...

CRS Legal Sidebar: Climate Change Litigation Update - “Children’s Crusade” Case Against the United States Goes Forward

This CRS Legal Sidebar, Climate Change Litigation Update: "Children's Crusade" Case Against the United States Goes Forward, describes the following: Recently, an Oregon federal district court judge denied the U.S. government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a group of 21 individuals, all age 20 or younger, and other...

G. Tracy Mehan III's Ten Cents - Book Review: 'Analysis and Public Policy: Successes, Failures and Directions for Reform'

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

G. Tracy Mehan III, whose reviews simultaneously annoy and enthrall me because they are so much better than mine, is back with another review written for The Environmental Forum: 'Analysis and Public Policy: Successes, Failures and Directions for Reform'. In his email to me he described this book as a...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 14 - 20 January 2017

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Big day in the USA today! I dressed in all my finery and still couldn't score an invitation to any Inauguration Day events! Maybe in four years. Have a great weekend! User's Guide - if you are new to this summary: each of the items here is a Tweet...

John Fleck Webinar Video: 'Water is for Fighting Over and Other Myths About Water in the West''

4 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Thanks to the inimitable Lisa Beutler of MWH Global for providing this video of John Fleck's webinar. Here is the link to the webinar. The webinar is about 80 minutes; the last 20-25 minutes are Q & A. You can skip the first five minutes - it's my intro. But...

Lindsay Sansom MA Paper: 'The Hueco Bolson: A Case for Improved Transboundary Aquifer Management'

5 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Lindsay Sansom is a PhD student in the Water Management and Hydrological Science Program at Texas A&M University. She's also Project Coordinator for the Texas Transboundary Groundwater Governance Project at Texas A&M University. I met her when I visited TAMU last spring at which time I agreed to serve on...

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 17 January 2017

6 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

A note from Josh: Note: One of the better lists in terms of quality in a long time (although relative). And, lots of internships! Also, on quasi-vacation starting tomorrow, so might be a slow week next week, but will do my best (FYI). The list as a PDF:Download 17 January...

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 16 January 2017

Great picture of the Rocky Mountains from space - see Elaine's post. 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....

Stephen R. Covey Nails the Communication Problem

The sign below has been making the rounds on Twitter. It came to me via @Lmalopes & @GoncaloPCruz. Since I am not a devotee of the late Stephen R. Covey I did not know the source of the quote until I Googled it. I recall my first experience with one...

Guess Which Country Once Supplied 85% of Crimea's Freshwater?

And the bulk of its energy, too. If you guessed Ukraine, you win the prize that I don't have. Maybe a bottle of Russian vodka. This brief article from the December 2016 issue of the FMSO publication OE Watch was taken from a Ukrainian weekly. What I've reproduced below is...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 7 - 13 January 2017

It's Friday the 13th so be careful out there. The OSU Hydrophiles are convening their 7th Annual Pacific Northwest Water Resources Symposium on 6-7 March 2017. Abstracts are due 15 January. These conferences are always very good, and get larger each year. More information is here. See you there! ...

Oregon State University Geography Seminar (GEOG 407/507) - Winter 2017

GEOGRAPHY SEMINAR – WINTER 2017 Monday 3 – 4 PM Burt Hall 193 For an interactive map of the Burt Hall location and the OSU campus, click here I will post any PPTs as they become available. January 23 Hydrating the Climate Convention: Water at COP 22 - John H....

CRS Report: 'Clean Power Plan: Legal Background and Pending Litigation in West Virginia v. EPA'

A year ago I might have let this report pass without posting it. But given the impending change in government I felt otherwise. This Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, dated 10 January 2017, titled Clean Power Plan: Legal Background and Pending Litigation in West Virginia v. EPA, is authored by...

AWRA Opens First 2017 Webinar, Magazine and Journal Issues for Public Download

Once again, AWRA is opening the first issues of both its bi-monthly magazine and journal for public download, as well as free registration for its first webinar of the year. The organization has a long tradition of opening its first… Related...Show More Summary

AWRA Women in Water Resources Interview #5: Lisa Beutler

This interview is the fifth and final piece of a series, written/conducted by AWRA Immediate Past President Martha Narvaez, celebrating the role of AWRA Women in Water Resources. Length of Time in the Water Resources Field 15 + Current...Show More Summary

Rafael Frias Assumes National Presidency of AWRA, Brenda Bateman Voted President-Elect

AWRA is pleased to announce that Rafael Frias, III, client director with the global water business of Black & Veatch Corporation, began his tenure as national president of the organization on January 1, 2017. He succeeds Martha Corrozi...Show More Summary

Utah, Nevada, Mississippi & Tennessee: Interstate Groundwater Law, SCOTUS, and Webinar

I found this paper online from the Utah Law Review after participating on a conference call today with Noah D. Hall, the senior author, who is a law professor at Wayne State University and owner of the wonderful Great Lakes Law blog. He mentioned this paper, an excellent discussion of...

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 10 January 2017

Job postings are back up - the holidays are over. The list as a PDF: Download 10 January 2017 - JWJ Word docx: Download 10 January 2017 - JWJ You can check out Josh's website for all the jobs. His jobs are on Facebook, too. I will list the jobs...

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 9 January 2017

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Those darned atmospheric rivers! Elaine reports heavy snow in the Reno -Tahoe area and now it's turned to rain. We have had snow, ice and now rain here in Corvallis. The amount we've gotten is puny compared to what a place like Truckee, CA - my former home - endures,...

CRS Report: EPA and the Army Corps' Rule to Define 'Waters of the United States'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

An auspicious start to my second ten years. Here is the first (of many, no doubt) 2017 Congressional Research Service report to grace WaterWired this year: EPA and the Army Corps’ Rule to Define “Waters of the United States” by Claudia Copeland. The WOTUS discussion will be around a while....

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