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Call for research on California water resources

Patrick Atwater writes: I serve as a project manager of the California Data Collaborative, a coalition of water utilities working together to share data and ensure water reliability. We’ve put together a quick call for ideas on studies into the demand effects of water rates leveraging this unique database. Show More Summary

A Simple Explanation of the Sometimes Complicated Rules of Maritime Law

13 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Wendover Productions gave a simple explanation of the sometimes complicated rules of maritime law. While the video doesn’t cover every law that applies to international waters, they handle the basics like resource rights, citizenship for newborns, and general rules for what people can get away with at sea. Earlier this year, they created a similar […]

Intel Education Resources: Plant Transport

How does a plant absorb and transport water and minerals ? Explore how water is absorbed through tiny root hairs on a root. Then watch a detailed example of how minerals are transported through a pla..

FishLivesMatter: California To Decide If Saving 'Delta Smelt' Is Worth $65 Billion Of Taxpayer Money

Starting tomorrow, California's State Water Resources Control Board will begin hosting months of public hearings on whether or not to proceed with Jerry Brown's controversial "California WaterFix" project, or the "Delta Tunnels" as it is more commonly known. Show More Summary

Consider the Water Buffalo: Landscape Management Around Angkor Wat

Landscape management near Siem Reap, Cambodia demonstrates how win-win solutions to natural resource challenges can be found through cross-sector collaboration that balances current needs and objectives with sociocultural traditions and historical use.

SoCal’s Massive Water Agency Grabs Up Land on NorCal’s Wettest River

Southern California's huge water agency hopes that buying four islands east of San Francisco will secure its future water resources. The post SoCal's Massive Water Agency Grabs Up Land on NorCal's Wettest River appeared first on WIR...

Thesis: 'Transboundary Water Institutions in Developing Countries: A Case Study in Afghanistan'

My Afghan graduate student, Idrees Malyar, successfully defended his Water Resources Policy and Management Master's thesis last month: Transboundary Water Institutions in Developing Countries: A Case Study in Afghanistan. Idrees was originally trained as a civil engineer and decided to switch to the policy and management side of water so...

AWRA Women in Water Resources Interview #2: Brenda Ortigoza Bateman

This interview is the second of a six part series, written/conducted by AWRA President Martha Narvaez, celebrating the role of AWRA Women in Water Resources. Length of Time in the Water Resources/Natural Resources Field 24 years Current...Show More Summary

AWRA Congratulates 2016 Award Winners

AWRA would like to congratulate the following individuals and organizations for their outstanding work in water resources management. These awards will be presented during AWRA’s Annual Water Resources Conference, November 13-17, 2016, in Orlando, FL. Show More Summary

New Cantor exhibition presents works by eminent artists that influenced Californians' attitudes about water

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

From July 13 to November 28, 2016, the Cantor Arts Center presents California: The Art of Water, a major new exhibition devoted to artistic portrayals of California?s most precious resource. Featuring more than 50 works made by eminent...Show More Summary

Geopolitics in the Caspian Sea

Extracting resources and doing business in the Caspian Sea is as risky and complicated an endeavor as it is potentially lucrative. The Caspian Sea is the world’s largest inland body of water and one of the oldest and most important oil- and natural gas-producing regions on earth. Show More Summary

Tribunal Rules Chinese Have No Legal Claims Over South China Sea

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

A tribunal has found that China has “no historic title” claims the waters of the South China Sea. The Philippines had challenged Beijing’s right to exploit resources across the South China Sea at an arbitration court in The Hague. China said before Tuesday’s ruling it would ignore the court if it ruled against its claims. This is a developing story. Show More Summary

Water Resource Specialists: The U.S. Department of Labor Kindly Requests Your Assistance in Defining ‘Water Resource Specialist’

Last summer about this time I asked you for assistance in helping the US Department of Labor ensure that the occupational term ‘Hydrologist’ was properly defined. You responded and the folks (Tammy Belcher) at RTI (Research Triangle Institute), a Department of Labor contractor, were very appreciative. Show More Summary

FMSO Report: 'Conflict over Water Related Resources in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan and Its Impact on Local Security'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Since I just learned of the Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO) and I seem to be on a Central Asian tear these days, here's a 2011 FMSO report by Matthew Stein that caught my eye: Conflict over Water Related Resources in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan and Its Impact on Local Security....

Woman playing Pokemon Go finds dead body - CNET

Technically Incorrect: A Wyoming woman says the mobile game prompted her to find a Pokemon in a water resource, so she headed to a nearby river. She found something else.

How This Charity Used a Loophole on Mobile Payment App Venmo to Raise Money

It's no surprise that nonprofits operate on shoestring-sized budgets and are constantly working to recruit a new generation of millennial donors. But Water is Life, a charity focused on providing clean water resources, found an interesting...Show More Summary

Paper: 'Staying the Course: Collaborative Modeling to Support Adaptive and Resilient Water Resource Governance in the Inland Northwest'

3 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

One of my favorite WaterWonks is Allyson Beall King. She does collaborative modeling like few people can (maybe tied with Stacy Lansdale). I've used her paper on collaborative modeling in the Palouse Basin in my classes for about five years: Sustainable Water Resource Management and Participatory System Dynamics. Case Study:...

Review Paper: 'Enhancing Groundwater Governance by Making the Linkage with Multiple Uses of the Subsurface Space and Other Subsurface Resources'

3 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Check out this paper from the open-access journal Water: Enhancing Groundwater Governance by Making the Linkage with Multiple Uses of the Subsurface Space and Other Subsurface Resources by Jac van der Gun, Alice Aureli, and Andrea Merla. Download Water-08-00222 Abstract One of the aspects highlighted in the Framework for Action...

Robert Lackey Video: 'Use — and Abuse — of Science in Water Resource Policy and Management'

3 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Robert T. 'Bob' Lackey's recent AWRA Webinar has been posted on the Oregon State University website. Here is the link. Bob's one of the smartest guys in the room and very provocative (according to some). Here is his PDF: Download AWRA-Lecture-Use-and-Abuse-of-Science-Slides-Lackey-May-4-2016 Enjoy! "To succeed, a wild salmon recovery strategy must...

Will California start drilling deep for water?

Stanford scientists find a 'water windfall' deep underground; its viability as a resource is problematic, its protection is essential.

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