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Sarah Bates' Presentation: 'Addressing Water Issues in Private Land Conservation Planning'

14 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

About two weeks ago we at Oregon State University were thankful to have Sarah Bates of the National Wildlife Federation and The Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy at the University of Montana visit us. She spoke on an important but oft-overlooked issue, Addressing Water Issues in Private Land...

Robert T. Lackey Redux - Again! 'The Role of Science in Water Resource Policy'

While I am having fun in Budapest (check out this hilarious flip chart diagram produced by my group) good friend and colleague Bob Lackey gave a lecture in my GEO /Soil 335 class, Introduction to Water Science and Policy: 'Role of Science in Water Resource Policy': Download Lackey_GEO335_25Nov2014 He also...

Hawaii to Test Smart Water Heaters as Grid Resources

Hawaiian Electric is trying out all sorts of distributed energy assets to help it manage its solar-impacted island electricity system, including behind-the-meter batteries, and smart-meter-enabled energy disaggregation. But one of the cheaper grid tools at its disposal could be the ubiquitous electric water heater. read more

Why Iraq must stop playing the shari'a card

If you're a woman living in Raqqa, Iraq, you already had enough to worry about: Your government recently lost a quarter of the country to the Islamic State. Basic resources like food, water, and electricity are scarce. U.S. air strikes in the region are on the rise. Show More Summary

Study Finds no Energy-Related Water Contamination in Bakken Region, But...

Oil and gas development in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana has not impacted shallow water resources, according to a new study. However, the age of the groundwater sampled and the sample locations indicate additional research should be conducted to fully evaluate energy production impact. read more

Antwerp Port into Better Water Resources Management

Today, 19 November, is World Toilet Day when attention worldwide focuses on the 2.6 billion people who do not have access to sanitary facilities, and on the 768

State Department's Keystone XL Contractor ERM Approved Project Now Melting Glaciers

A controversial government contractor once again finds itself in hot water, or in this case, melting glacier water. TransCanada chose Environmental Resources Management Group ( ERM ) as one of its contractors to conduct the environmental impact statement for Keystone XL  on behalf of the  U.S. Show More Summary

Remembering Reisner Redux....And Then Some

Yesterday we were treated to a great seminar by Sarah Bates, who spoke on 'Addressing Water Issues in Private Land Conservation Planning'. It was based on her excellent publication, Land Trusts & Water - Strategies & Resources for Addressing Water in Western Land Conservation. I hope to get her PPT...

Droughtshaming: Here's How Much Water is Being Used Per Person in Every Part of LA Every Day

California is in a massive drought of historical and possibly catastrophic proportions and the droughtshaming is on. The chief droughtshamers at the State Water Resources Control Board have even started collecting new data so they can get extra shamey—in...

Why We Should Be Investing in Protected Areas

Whether it is the ecosystem services that support the conditions for life, the natural resources necessary for the creation of products, or the business costs resulting from droughts, floods, reduced air and water quality or climate-related threats, business must be willing to explore investing in nature to protect its bottom lines. Show More Summary

In California, Rich People Use the Most Water

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As the California drought worsens, the State Water Resources Control Board has released hard numbers on which regions drain the state's water supplies most. It turns out that the biggest water users tend to be wealthy suburbanites... with one exception. Read more...

Saturday Specials - Papers: 1) Potable Water from Saline Groundwater; 2) Jordan's Water Resources

3 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

A couple of interesting papers sent my way by a friend. Click on the title of each paper in case the PDF does not download. 1) "Innovation for Making Potable Water Available in Saline Groundwater Areas", by Sharma, L.,Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 6, 1284-1289. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2014.614118. Download JWARP_Potable_GW_Sharma...

Mono Lake at 20: Past, Present and Future

Please join us as the UC Berkeley School of Law, with stakeholders in the Mono Lake Cases, convenes a symposium in Sacramento on November 17, 2014, to mark the 20th anniversary of the State Water Resources Control Board’s Decision 1631. Panel presentations feature an cast of thought leaders, including: Marty Adams (Los Angeles Department of Water […]

Magnetism and Weather: Interconnections?

Opinion; Dr. Tim Ball Way back in the last century, I suggested that in this 21st century the dominant issue in science would be magnetism and in resources water. This especially applies to climatology, where, thanks to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), they are either marginalized or ignored. It is not the only…

Lessons Learned from Limiting My Water Use: You Don’t Waste What You Don’t Have

When your water use becomes limited - from emergencies or contamination - you learn not to waste this precious resource, but to use it mindfully The post Lessons Learned from Limiting My Water Use: You Don’t Waste What You Don’t Have appeared first on Sustainablog.

Haab on HABs (yes, they are pronounced the same)

Last week I mentioned I mentioned that I would be presenting (yesterday) to The Ohio State University Environmental Professionals Network Breakfast Club on the topic of "Ohio's Water Resources and Citizens at Risk - Ag-related Practices and Policies to Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms, Post-Toledo." I (along with each of two...

Creating a Global Water Crisis

Water: it is a common agenda for all of us, for every walk of life. It’s our planet’s most valuable resource. Nations are powered by it. Life depends on it. And soon, we’ll be fighting over it. We think of water as infinite and inexhaustible, but the hard truth is that we’re depleting, polluting, and […]

As stewards for future generations, it is our obligation to conserve land and water resources

last monthHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

325 hunting, fishing, and outdoors groups and individuals signed a letter to the president voicing their support for the Administration’s rule aimed at curbing carbon emissions from existing power plants. The sportsmen’s groups, which...Show More Summary

Updated subsidence maps released with standardized legends

Arizona Dept. of Water Resources has updated all the land subsidence maps on ADWR’s website so that they are all using the same color scale. Project manager Brian Conway expects this will help eliminate any confusion that people are having when comparing maps for one or more area and when looking at different periods of time. Show More Summary

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