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Paper: 'Groundwater Vulnerability Assessments and Integrated Water Resource Management' @GWPnews

2 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I missed tis article when it came out in 2009. Ken Reid sent this to me this morning. Jessica E. Liggett and Sonia Talwar,'Groundwater Vulnerability Assessments and Integrated Water Resource Management', Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin Vol. 13/No. 1 Fall 2009 Download Streamline_Vol13_No1_Art4 Introduction Canada has a disproportionate share of the...

JAWRA Seeks Associate Editor, Surface Water Hydrology

The Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) is seeking a new associate editor (AE) in surface water hydrology. The person in this position will evaluate journal article manuscripts about processes and interactions controlling surface water hydrology and about prediction of surface water hydrology. Show More Summary

Report: 'Review of IRWM Planning & Implementation in California' and Groundwater & IWRM @GWPnews

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

The Department of Water Resources has just released the report, Review of IRWM Planning and Implementation in California. It is part of the state's strategic planning process. IRWM is California's version of IWRM: Download Review_of_CA_IRWM_Planning_Implementation_Feb2015 Executive Summary The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is working with stakeholders to develop the...

IWRM Conundrum: Consensus & the Dogs of Benefit-Cost Analysis

Here is a definition of IWRM from the Global Water Partnership: Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximise economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital...

Solar Jobs Boom Makes Keystone XL Pipeline Look Like A Tinker Toy

While US solar jobs are booming, some lawmakers are playing around with an out of date fossil fuel project that puts US land and water resources at risk Solar Jobs Boom Makes Keystone XL Pipeline Look Like A Tinker Toy was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Water: Can You Put a Price on the Priceless?

Water is a finite and precious resource, but our economic systems treat it as limitless and of little value. For many companies and other water users, their water bills are so small that it hardly seems worthwhile to conserve. Can putting a price on the priceless save this invaluable resource?

@USACEHQ: 'Sustainable Solutions to America’s Water Resources Needs: Civil Works Strategic Plan 2014-2018'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Okay - I know you've been awaiting this document from the USACE's Civil Works Program, Sustainable Solutions to America’s Water Resources Needs: Civil Works Strategic Plan 2014-2018. Download 2014-18_cw_stratplan

Joshua Newton's Water Jobs & More - 10 February 2015

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Back again! More than 45! All previous postings can be found here. 1) Engagement Manager (Natural Resource/Development Economist) - Pegasys (Cape Town) 2) Business Analyst (Water and Climate) - Pegasys (Cape Town) 3) Engagement Manager (Water and Climate Finance Specialist) - Pegasys (CapeTown/Nairobi) 4) Head (GWOPA Secretariat Office, P5) -...

Studying Sustainable Finance

When I talk about something like 'sustainable finance,' I mean organizational actions that reduce the one-time use of resources such as energy, water, and other materials, and reduce the impact of production and consumption on ecosystems. read more

Obama Administration Deems Climate Change a National Security Threat

In the words of a recent report, "Climate change is an urgent and growing threat to our national security, contributing to increased natural disasters, refugee flows, and conflicts over basic resources like food and water."

A new resource against the rice water weevil

The rice water weevil, Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus, is the most harmful insect pest of rice in the United States, causing yield losses of up to 25%. Adults inflict damage by consuming leaf tissue, and the larvae feed on the roots of rice plants. Show More Summary

Woodrow Wilson on...IWRM, Natural Resources Planning and Management & the Tyranny of Experts?

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

John Tracy, current President of AWRA and Director of the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI), posted this yesterday on the AWRA blog: There is a quote that was made by President Woodrow Wilson many years ago that I feel embodies much of what we need to understand about the...

Itron survey reveals top countries for energy and water resourcefulness

A global benchmark survey of utility executives and consumers, noting the state of resourcefulness across the energy and water sectors, as well as key priorities moving forward, has just been released. Resourcefulness is defined as the ability to effectively manage the delivery and use of gas, water and electricity. Show More Summary

Cannabis Growers Blamed for Leaving California High and Dry

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Kieran Cooke, Climate News Network As California endures its worst drought since records began, illegal marijuana plantations are being blamed for further depleting precious water resources.

CRS Report: 'Water Resource Issues in the 114th Congress'

3 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here's a timely report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): Water Resource Issues in the 114th Congress by Betsy A. Cody, Charles V. Stern, Nicole T. Carter, Pervaze T. Sheikh. Download CRS_Report_WR_Issues_114Congress Summary The 114th Congress faces many water resource development, management, and protection issues. Congressional actions shape reinvestment in...

Report: Food Industry Needs to Take Responsibility for Its Packaging Waste

Nearly a third of the United States’ solid waste stream is product packaging – a Capri Sun drink pouch, a Starbucks coffee cup or an Arrowhead water bottle – according to nonprofits As You Sow and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Show More Summary

No End In Sight For California’s Climate-Exacerbated Drought

As of January 26, the California Department of Water Resources reported that snowpack statewide was at just 27% of its normal level, which is 15% of the average for April 1, the point at which snow is typically expected to stop accumulating and begin to melt. Which means, of course, that California is in for another dry year. Show More Summary

Overpopulation: The Environmental Movement's Third Rail

In 2014, our planet added approximately 80 million new Earthlings. That equates to the population of California, New York and Florida added to a world with depleting natural resources, unprecedented water scarcity and citizens with a "throwaway" mentality. Show More Summary

Tuesday Twofer - IWRM Classics by Grigg and Biswas

last monthUtilities / Water : WaterWired

When I posted James Nickum's article on 25 January 2015 I was 'reunited' with two classic IWRM papers - one from 2004 and the other from 2008. Here they are. Biswas, Asit K. (2004). Integrated water resources management: a reassessment. Water International 29(2): 248-256. Download Biswas_IWRM Grigg, Neil S. (2008)....

New director named for Arizona Dept. of Water Resources

A news release from Governor Doug Ducey's office today announced the appointment of Thomas Buschatzke [photo credit, ADWR] as Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR).Mr. Buschatzke has been assistant director for...Show More Summary

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