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Microplastics found inside fish from Lake Winnipeg

A recent study by an undergraduate student in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources has found disturbing levels of microplastics in Manitoba waters and in fish from Lake Winnipeg.

Advanced computing and water management at the AAAS Meeting 2018

(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Artificial intelligence is helping people make better decisions about managing water resources. Scientists are taking the best tools of advanced computing to help makeShow More Summary

For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

Before man-made climate change kicked in -- and well before "Day Zero" in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May -- the global water crisis was upon us. Freshwater resources were already badly stressed before heat-trapping carbon emissions from fossil fuels began to warm Earth's surface and affect rainfall. Show More Summary

Aerial imagery gives insight into water trends

With an ever-growing human population and its inherent demand for water, there is a critical need to monitor water resources. New technology could make it more feasible than ever to measure changes in the water flow of rivers.

California cuts giant water tunnel plan in half

Department of Water Resources says “staged implementation” will focus on one waterway, at least for now A plan to shuttle water from Northern California to the southern half of the state, via four-story tall pipelines, looks like it’s...Show More Summary

Josh Newton's Water Jobs and More! 6 February 2018 - Part 1

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

From Josh: Apologies, but work, travel and life got in the way this week, so a short list. I will try to get another out on Thursday. Pick coming then as well. And, another note on the UNDP water resources management roster openings: it’s extended yet again to 11 February....

South Africa needs good water management—not new water laws

Because water is shared by everyone, there have to be some rules to govern the way it is used. But it's a difficult resource and when things go wrong, the temptation is to blame the unpredictable water – or the rules.

WRI Working Paper: 'Parched Power - Water Demands, Risks, and Opportunities for India’s Power Sector'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Betsy Otto of the World Resources Institute sent me this working paper, Parched Power: Water Demands, Risks, and Opportunities for India’s Power Sector by Tianyi Luo, Deepak Sriram Krishnan and Shreyan Sen. I have developed a late-blooming interest in the energy-water nexus since I will be coordinating a session at...

Wind Is Expected to Blow Past Water to Become the Renewable Resource Leader

Hydroelectric power plants (aka water and dams) have long been the leading source of renewable electricity in the U.S. Wind power, however, is expected to surpass hydroelectricity by 2019, according... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Josh Newton's Water Jobs and More! 30 January 2018

3 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Note: Starting this week I am going to put the individual job listings at the top of the post and the employment resources at the bottom. I figure that most people are here to see the latest individual employment opportunities and not the general resources. I will add my own...

Climate change and snowmelt—turn up the heat, but what about humidity?

It's said on sticky summer days: "It's not the heat, it's the humidity." That holds true in the winter too, and could hold the key to the future of snowpack and water resources in the American West.

Your burger habit could be threatened by weather chaos — but gene editing could help us save cows and avoid ‘mass famine’

Producing meat is a resource-intensive and wasteful process. Pigs and cows require land to graze and crops to eat; water is used throughout the process. Climate change and a growing population will turn up the heat on these resources. A...Show More Summary

Officials say cuts hurt DNR's ability to protect environment

A state commission told lawmakers repeated cuts to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources threatened its ability to protect the state's air and water as the reductions have forced the … Click to Continue »

Oroville to file suit against state for dam failure

The city of Oroville announced plans Tuesday to sue the state’s Department of Water Resources, alleging decades of mismanagement were to blame for the Oroville Dam’s failure in February 2017 and the emergency evacuation of 188,000 people. The...Show More Summary

Open-source software simulates river and runoff resources

Freshwater resources are finite, unevenly distributed, and changing through time.  The demand—and competition—for water is expected to grow both in the United States and in the developing/developed world.  To examine the connection between supply and demand and resulting regional and global water stresses, a team developed Xanthos. Show More Summary

Clean and green—a moss that removes lead from water

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) in Japan have demonstrated that that moss can be a green alternative for decontaminating polluted water and soil. Published in PLOS ONE, the study shows that in particular, the moss Funaria hygrometrica tolerates and absorbs an impressive amount of lead (Pb) from water.

Commentary: 'Disturbance Hydrology - Preparing for an Increasingly Disturbed Future'

last monthUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This paper from Water Resources Research introduces a special issue on 'distrurbance hydrology'. It makes for fascinating reading. Mirus, B. B., Ebel, B. A., Mohr, C. H., & Zegre, N. (2017). Disturbance hydrology: Preparing for an increasingly disturbed future. Show More Summary

Coastal waters threaten Florida's historic resources

What do St. Augustine's Castillo de San Marcos and Egmont Key near Tampa have in common? They are two of thousands of Florida's heritage sites that are vulnerable to rising … Click to Continue »

Liverpool deal with Tibet Water Resources to be target of protest

A protest will be held before Liverpool's game against Manchester City on Sunday over the Reds' deal with Tibet Water Resources.

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