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A Paradigm Shift: From Sustainability to Resilience

Viewed through the lens of water resources, sustainability has resulted in living within – not overusing – our natural resources means and allowing them to regenerate and remain available for use by future generations.   Over the past...Show More Summary

Week two on the PCT: Switch backs & douche bags

Day 8: Scissors crossing Today is April 20th, and as a Colorado girl I am, I had intentions of celebrating. But first I needed to get to the next water source. I was not trying to deal with cotton mouth on limited resources. Brewhiker...Show More Summary

U.S. signs reciprocal food safety agreement with Australia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signed an arrangement with the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources recognizing each other’s food safety systems as comparable to each other. This is the third time that the FDA has recognized a foreign food safety system as comparable, the first being New Zealand in 2012 and... Continue Reading

Humans threaten crucial 'fossil' groundwater: study

Human activity risks contaminating pristine water locked underground for millennia and long thought impervious to pollution, said a study on Tuesday that warned of a looming threat to the crucial resource.

Climatic effect of irrigation over the Yellow River basin

As a sensitive region of global climate change, the Yellow River basin, situated in arid and semiarid regions, also plays an important role in food production. However, using water resources in the Yellow River basin is challenging due to the drought and increasing water consumption.

Climatic effect of irrigation over the Yellow River basin

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) The agricultural irrigation affects the regional climate mainly through changing the surface water process. Using water resources in the Yellow River basin is challenging due to the drought and increasing water consumption. Show More Summary

Comments Sought! Public Review Draft of Oregon's 2017 Integrated Water Resources Strategy (IWRS)

I received this as an email from Alyssa Mucken of the Oregon Water Resources Department. I have altered a few aspects of her message by adding documents that can be downloaded directly from this post. I would encourage you to submit comments to OWRD. Good Afternoon, The 2017 public review...

California awards Nebraska company $275 contract to fix dam

California water officials say they have awarded a contract to repair Oroville Dam's two damaged spillways to a Nebraska construction company. The Department of Water Resources announced Monday that Kiewit … Click to Continue »

Oregon Makes Progress Towards Evaluating Its Groundwater - Sort Of

A story in The Oregonian [15 April 2017] by Andrew Theen announced that a bill (HB 2707) to provide $8.2M to the Oregon Water Resources Department to fund groundwater basin studies passed a key hurdle: it vas voted out of the Oregon House Committee On Energy and Environment. Download HB...

Paper by B. Udall & J. Overpeck: 'The 21st Century Colorado River Hot Drought and Implications for the Future'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Brad Udall and Jonathan Overpeck just published this paper in the AGU journal Water Resources Research: Udall, B. and J. Overpeck (2017), The twenty-first century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future, Water Resour. Show More Summary

8 Million Californians Have Been Drinking Polluted Water For Years

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

California is expected to set a strict state-level maximum contaminant level for a probable human carcinogen called 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP) next week ? 28 years after the state’s Water Resources Control Board first detected theShow More Summary

Officials plan to release water on damaged Oroville Dam spillway ahead of more wet weather

As Northern California braces for more wet weather, state officials plan to resume releasing water down a damaged spillway at Oroville Dam. The California Department of Water Resources said Thursday that dam operators will reopen the damaged spillway for up to 14 days beginning Friday as state...

Take Action NOW to Stand Up for Farmers and Water Quality

Water quality management, flood prevention, beginning farmer resources, and sustainable agriculture research are on the chopping block at the Iowa legislature! The Iowa legislature has proposed to zero out the budgets of both the Iowa Flood Center and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Show More Summary

Vegas goes green

A city known for excess is learning to manage its resources In the sprawling, fast-growing desert city of Las Vegas, where a dancing water fountain is a big tourist draw, “green” is more suggestive of dollar bills or the felt on gaming tables than of a governing philosophy or lifestyle. Show More Summary

Water for Food Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

More than 400 world experts working to develop new approaches to producing more food with less stress on water resources are in Lincoln, Nebraska this week for the 2017 Water for Food Global Institute at Nebraska Innovation Campus. A big focus of the event this year is finding ways to increase access to sustainable irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa with a... Read More

Harney Groundwater Basin: Community-Based Water Planning and Groundwater Study

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Disclosure Notice: I am the chair of the Groundwater Advisory Committee (GWAC) of the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD). The GWAC is comprised of volunteers from the groundwater industry and advises the Water Resources Commission:...on all matters relating to rules, legislation, and public policy for the development, securing, use...

Bold Action For Environmental Protections Under Attack

What has gone wrong? Why has the true value of clean air and water, of sustainable exploitation of natural resources, of alternative forms of energy, of protection from persistent poisons, not been fully understood and embraced by the...Show More Summary

Research links decline in hemlock forests to changes in water resources

(Indiana University) An insect infestation that is killing hemlock trees in New England forests is having a significant impact on the water resources of forested ecosystems that provide essential water supplies to one of the nation's most populous regions.

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It's not too late to conserve water resources in rapidly urbanizing areas

As climate change and population pressure intensify in suburbia, a new study by a watershed scientist suggests that threats such as water shortages and poor quality can be met if managers begin to act now. He modeled how this watershed is going to look in the next 90 years taking both into account.

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