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TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary 17 - 23 February 2018

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Last one of these posts for February! This week's book is Global Resource Scarcity: Catalyst for Conflict or Cooperation?, edited by Marcelle C. Dawson, Christopher Rosin and Navé Wald. Description A common perception of global resource scarcity holds that it is inevitably a catalyst for conflict among nations; yet, paradoxically,...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary 10 - 16 February 2018

The aim of this book is to document for the first time the dimensions and requirements of effective integrated groundwater management (IGM). Groundwater management is a formidable challenge, one that remains one of humanity’s foremost priorities. It has become a largely non-renewable resource that is overexploited in many parts of...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary 3 - 9 February 2018

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This week's book is by Lei Xie and Jia Shaofeng: China's International Transboundary Rivers Description China has forty major transboundary watercourses with neighbouring countries, and has frequently been accused of harming its downstream neighbours through its domestic water management policies, such as the construction of dams for hydropower. This book...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary 27 January - 2 February 2018

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This week's book? What else - Advances in Groundwater Governance edited by Karen G. Villholth, Elena Lopez-Gunn, Kirstin Conti, Alberto Garrido, Jac Van Der Gun. OSU's W. Todd Jarvis has a chapter: Data, information, knowledge and diagnostics on groundwater. It's pricey - $180 - but it's about 600 pages. My...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary 20 - 26 January 2018

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Back to books! Today's offering is about a project that has been generating controversy in the Nile River basin for a number of years - especially between Egypt and Ethiopia. It's The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the Nile Basin: Implications for Transboundary Water Cooperation, edited by Zeray Yihdego, Alistair...

Josh Newton's Water Jobs and More! 23 January 2018 - Another Record!

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The latest news from Josh: Three things… First, record broken! This week has the most number of jobs in a single week since the website started (159). Second, even with a large number of jobs, this week’s list is still one of the better ones I’ve seen in terms of...

US destroyer sails near contested reef in South China Sea, angering Beijing

Fox News reports USS Hopper, a guided missile destroyer, sailed near a contested reef near the Philippines this week, resulting in a protest from Beijing, claiming it trespassed in Chinese territorial waters. Wednesday’s Freedom of Navigation exercise occurred two days before Defense Secretary Mattis revealed a new strategy, naming China and Russia as the biggest […]

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary 13 - 19 January 2018

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I finished my meetings without fear of the government shutdown, which will not occur until midnight tonight, if it occurs at all. We'll see. Back home tomorrow. This graphic was Tweeted by a group called Deep Green Resistance, which was involved with the recent lawsuit, since withdrawn, against the State...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary 6 - 12 January 2018

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'In the DC area for the AWRA Board of Directors' Meeting today and tomorrow. Had an excellent presentation by Jon Hockman of McKinley Advisors, a consulting firm for associations. Jon presented some suggestions about how to move AWRA forward, speaking on 'Generational Trends: Knowns and Unknowns'. Good stuff! Scroll down...

Josh Newton's Water Jobs and More! 11 January 2018 - Part 2

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As promised, Josh is back with Part 2 for this week. Click here for Part 1. Enjoy! Join the @OregonState Water Resources Graduate Program Jobs Listserv! Click here. Here is a link to the weekly water news summary for 30 December 2017 - 5 January 2018. Click here for Elaine...

Josh Newton's Water Jobs and More! 9 January 2018 - Part 1

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Josh will have more jobs later this week. Join the @OregonState Water Resources Graduate Program Jobs Listserv! Click here. Here is a link to the weekly water news summary for 30 December 2017 - 5 January 2018. Click here for Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences;...

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 8 January 2018

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Elaine persisted despite browser woes! Here are the BBs as Word/PDF documents : As a PDF: Download Bulletin_board_listings_8Jan2018 Word: Download Bulletin_board_listings_8Jan2018 The weekly water news summary is here: 30 December 2017 - 5 January 2018 Do you know of a colleague and/or student who would be interested in receiving these...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary 30 December - 5 January 2018

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Shill alert! I am the AWRA's Technical Director. I don't have a water book to feature this week but I do have a publication to promote. The AWRA's January 2018 issue of Water Resources IMPACT is devoted to the National Water Model. If you are unfamiliar with the NWD, read...

Texts to the Holy: now available for pre-order!

This is a happy week for publishing news around these parts! A few days ago I shared with y'all about Beside Still Waters, a volume for mourners to be released this spring by Ben Yehuda Press and Bayit: Your Jewish...

Josh Newton's Water Jobs and More! 2 January 2018

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Happy New Year from Josh! Join the @OregonState Water Resources Graduate Program Jobs Listserv! Click here. Here is a link to the weekly water news summary for 23 - 29 December 2017. Click here for Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management -...

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 1 January 2018

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Miss New Year's Day? Not on your life - thanks to Elaine. Here are the BBs as Word/PDF documents : As a PDF: Download Bulletin_board_listings_1Jan2018 Word: Download Bulletin_board_listings_1Jan2018 The weekly water news summary is here: 23 - 29 December 2017 Do you know of a colleague and/or student who would...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary 23 - 29 December 2017

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This week's water book: Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation, edited by Elisa Kochskämper, Edward Challies, Nicolas W. Jager and Jens Newig. The description: Does participatory governance benefit the environment? The European Water Framework Directive (WFD), which came into force in 2000 with the...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary 16 - 22 December 2017

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So what's the book for this holiday weekend? Water Governance and Collective Action: Multi-scale Challenges edited by Diana Suhardiman, Alan Nicol and Everisto Mapedza. All three authors are with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) - that's about the best you can do these days. IWMI was awarded the Stockholm...

Neil deGrasse Tyson isn’t impressed with the government’s UFO evidence

Earlier this week UFO hunters got some incredible news in the form of a New York Times report detailing a $22 million government program that sought to determine whether UFO sightings held any water. Just what government contractorsShow More Summary

NY Daily News Rips Nick Saban for Being Apolitical

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban’s attempts to stay out of politics landed him in hot water after last week’s U.S. Senate election in Alabama. Saban was excoriated as a “clueless, gutless, selfish coward” by Chuck Modiano of the New York Daily News – at a safe distance of about 1,000 miles from […]

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