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California water board faces criticism over San Joaquin Valley proposal

The California State Water Resources Control Board is being urged to redraft a proposal to double the minimum environmental flows from the Merced, Tuolumne and Stanislaus rivers. The California State Water Resources Control Board is being urged to redraft a proposal to double the minimum environmental flows from the Merced, Tuolumne and Stanislaus rivers.

Scott Pruitt 'worst nominee ever tapped' to lead EPA, according to Natural Resources Defense Council President Rhea Suh

The right to breath clean air and drink clean water will be under assault during President-elect Donald Trump's administration according to Natural Resources Defense Council President Rhea Suh. Suh has emerged as one of the strongest critics of Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Show More Summary

TEXAS PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION: I spent the Wednesday, Thursday and today at the Texas Public Policy…

TEXAS PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION: I spent the Wednesday, Thursday and today at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 2017 Texas Legislature policy orientation conference. Today I heard an excellent panel discussion on water resource development. The conference included a panel discussion featuring Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. The conference was held in Austin, TX.

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! ...

3D Printing Membranes Could Change Water Treatment As We Know It

Researchers took stock of 3D printing resources to see how membranes could be churned out with a printer

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

Why Cities Are Where They Are

Wendover Productions goes over the most important factors that lead to successful cities, such as population, proximity to water and natural resources, and even the shape of continents. Now we want to play a 4X game.

Researchers explore link between tropical glaciers, water supply

Researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences are closer to understanding how the loss of glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru is affecting water resources in a region responding to global climate change.

Syracuse University researchers explore link between tropical glaciers, water supply

(Syracuse University) Syracuse University researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences are closer to understanding how the loss of glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru is affecting water resources in a region responding to global climate change.

Why Cities Are Where They Are in the World

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Have you ever wondered why the world’s largest cities sprout up where they sprout up? It has a lot to do with water, natural resources, history, and being in the northern hemisphere. Read more...

Vigor delivers Research Vessel to State of California

Incat Crowther and Vigor announced the delivery of Sentinel, a 60 foot Catamaran Research Vessel, to the California Department of Water Resources. Sentinel is a rugged and utilitarian vessel with an efficient design optimizing the use of the catamaran platform.

Paper: 'Assessment of Managed Aquifer Recharge through Modeling—A Review'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Happy New Year! Displacement behavior - what a wonderful thing! I am editing papers for my March 2017 issue of Water Resources IMPACT that will deal with 'Aquatic System Connectivity' (A friend wondered 'Why?' Long story!). I needed a break so I started electronically browsing technical papers. I stumbled on...

Thirst for Power – Managing Two of the World's Most Critical Resources  [video]

How can we change the way we think about water and energy to secure long-term sustainability of both previous resources? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

NASA Wants to Make a Mobile Water Factory on the Moon

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The goal is to harness and use available resources on other worlds.

Stunning Images Show the Earth’s Imperiled Water

An army of drones captured images of this threatened resource in the new book Water. The post Stunning Images Show the Earth's Imperiled Water appeared first on WIRED.

Future harvest of living resources in the Arctic Ocean north of the Nordic and Barents Seas: a review of possibilities and constraints

Global warming drives changes in oceanographic conditions in the Arctic Ocean and the adjacent continental slopes. This may result in favourable conditions for increased biological production in waters at the northern continental shelves. However, production in the central Arctic Ocean will continue to be limited by the amount of light and by vertical stratification reducing […]

AWRA Seeks an Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA)

last monthUtilities / Water : WaterWired

The following was posted on the AWRA blog a few days ago. I am posting here it in its entirety. AWRA is seeking a new editor-in-chief (EIC) for its flagship publication, the Journal of the American Water Resources Association(JAWRA). Now in its 52nd year, JAWRA is dedicated to publishing...

Go Ahead for Brownsville Ship Channel Deepening

President Barack Obama signed into law the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, authorizing the Brownsville Ship Channel deepening project, making it eligible for federal funding, as announced by the Port of Brownsville. The Brazos…

Public-Private Partnership Upgrades City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, Provides Recycled Water for Fracking

A public-private partnership between the city of Midland, Texas and Pioneer Natural Resources will upgrade the city’s infrastructure, save millions of gallons of freshwater and provide the oil and gas company a supply of reclaimed water for its fracking wells.

Everyone is at odds over Gov. Brown's delta tunnels plan - here's a compromise that could stop the fighting

When enemies are in face-to-face combat, they’re often blind to an obvious path to potential compromise. That’s certainly true of water warriors, who have been battling over California’s most valuable and limited resource since statehood. Fights don’t get any more ferocious than over water in this...

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