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My Ten Cents - Book Review: 'Water Is for Fighting Over Other Myths about Water in the West'

Waterwired - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 04:13
Finally - my review of John Fleck's enlightened and enlightening contribution to Western USA water literature. But first.... Disclosure Notice I have known John for about 20 years and not only consider him a friend but one of the most perceptive writers and thinkers on water and climate issues in...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/M6LxwDGinB4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Water, Volume 8, Issue 9 (September 2016): Economics, Hydroinformatics, Water Policy, Groundwater, Urban Water, and Lots More! (Open Access)

Waterwired - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 03:47
Here is is the latest issue of the open-access journal Water, Volume 8, issue 9 (September 2016). If you cannot access the articles, visit the issue's homepage - click here. Special Issues. You'll note there are some 'Special Issues' in this issue, some with just one or a few papers...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/CAlK1WYgqjA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 17 - 23 September 2016

Waterwired - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 20:36
Here is a groundwater video by the The Oregonian featuring hydrogeologist extraordinaire Dr. Todd Jarvis, Director (not Associate Director) of the Institute for Water and Watersheds at OSU. Check out the 'underground aquifers' (according to The Oregonian). Read OWRD Director Tom Byler's mea culpa regarding his agency's lack of oversight...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/lisyCmwuIx0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

US Intelligence Community Report: 'Implications for US National Security of Anticipated Climate Change'

Waterwired - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 20:54
John Oldfield just sent me this brief report, which was released on 21 September by the U.S. National Intelligence Community: Implications for US National Security of Anticipated Climate Change. Download Implications_for_US_National_Security_of_Climate_Change Introductory material: In the Intelligence Community’s (IC) analysis of the possible impacts of climate change on national security over...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/qCfghahUcYI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

IUCN Publication: 'Managing Groundwater Sustainably'

Waterwired - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:31
Sean Furey of RWSN just alerted me to the this recent groundwater publication from IUCN: Managing Groundwater Sustainably, edited by Mark Smith, Katharine Cross, Mary Paden and Peter Laban. Download IUCN_Groundwater I first heard of IUCN at the Fifth World Water Forum in Istanbul in 2009. I met Katharine, Peter,...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/DXuSfv6fR10" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 20 September 2016

Waterwired - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 20:53
A note from Josh: Announcements from Josh: First, just a quick reminder if you have not done so already, please take a few minutes to fill out the feedback survey about the website. Less than 4% of you have responded. We’d appreciate hearing from you so we can improve on...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Ika7zoj1H0A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 19 September 2016

Waterwired - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 15:56
Elaine enjoyed the conclusion of the Reno Air Races - the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels performed yesterday. It's now (18 September) raining here in Corvallis. Looks like summer may be ending, as Thursday of this week indicates. Would you be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards via email directly from...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/hv7ePuRNHLQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Insight: 'How a National Infrastructure Bank Might Work'; Clinton's and Trump's Plans

Waterwired - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 04:14
Here is a brief (3 pages) 15 September 2016 CRS 'Insight' report by William J. Mallett, How a National Infrastructure Bank Might Work. Download CRS_National Infra_Bank_15Sept2016 The first few paragraphs (the online version contains some hot links): The Republican and Democratic presidential candidates both propose increasing federal infrastructure investment. Hillary...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/5rCyuva5wrI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 10 - 16 September 2016

Waterwired - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 23:13
Back to school next week. My sabbatical abruptly ends. Always great to see the new students and try to maintain their enthusiasm. Hard to believe that autumn will be here in the northern hemisphere. I enjoyed my brief stay at the Ground Water Protection Council's 2016 Annual Forum in Orlando....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/w0ZR7vLQyrg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

G. Tracy Mehan III's Ten Cents - Book Review: 'The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us'

Waterwired - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 22:43
G. Tracy Mehan III, whose prose simultaneously annoys and pleases me because it's so much better than mine, is back with another review written for The Environmental Forum. He reviews 'uber-geographer' Joel Kotkin's The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us, which he describes as a "contrarian book on...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/tWYrCMvyHiY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Energy Water Initiative Report: 'U.S. Onshore Unconventional Exploration and Production Water Management Case Studies'

Waterwired - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 15:59
At GWPC's 2016 Annual Forum Jill Cooper of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation discussed the following: We will share ideas and opportunities around the use of formation or produced water, including potential barriers. Anadarko has been involved in various efforts to explore potential use of formation or produced water, internally to our...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/F3PgTfzWjBQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Report: 'Sea-Level Rise and U.S. Coasts - Science and Policy Considerations'

Waterwired - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 19:33
If this CRS report isn't timely after a trip to Florida, I don't know what is. Then again, I was in Orlando, which is on a 'mountain' - about 80 feet (25 meters) above current mean sea level. So you'll be safe in Orlando, but you may have a few...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/O6pl0PcCNqM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 13 September 2016

Waterwired - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 18:44
Here are this week's jobs online. As a PDF: Download 13 September 2016 - JWJ As a Word doc: Download 13 September 2016 - JWJ Check out his website for all the jobs. His jobs are on Facebook, too. Follow Josh on Twitter: @joshnewtonH2O. Follow Josh's Water Jobs on Twitter:...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/vXkjz17-nvY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

My GWPC Presentation: 'Groundwater: Plans, Pitfalls, and Prognostications'

Waterwired - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 03:05
Here is the presentation I am giving tomorrow afternoon at the Ground Water Protection Council's Annual Forum in Orlando, FL. It is not intended for groundwater experts but people like planners, policymakers, managers, et al., who need to know about groundwater and its 'idiosyncrasies' relative to surface water. Download GWPC_12Sept2016_Short1.0_Abs28_Campana...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/YkS1unWA120" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 12 September 2016

Waterwired - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 01:17
Sounds like the cooler weather - at least at night - is showing up at Reno. Not so here in Orlando - warm and muggy, at least for me. Would you be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards via email directly from Elaine? Send an email to Geosciences-BBoard@att.net with the...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/FB9qYkXkFwI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Water Resources IMPACT Article: 'Making Groundwater Visible'

Waterwired - Sun, 09/11/2016 - 03:34
A few weeks ago I posted about the NGWA and AWRA Groundwater Visibility Initiative (GVI). In that post I mentioned a forthcoming Water Resources IMPACT article on the Initiative. Well, it's here: Download Making_Groundwater_Visible_IMPACT_Sept2016 This copy might be easier to read. A teaser: In many parts of the world, the...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Z6bb0EcfisE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 3 - 9 September 2016

Waterwired - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 17:45
This is the Daldykan River near the city of Norilsk in Russia's Arctic region. It mysteriously turned a blood red. From the ABC news story: Norilsk is known as one of the most polluted cities on earth, built around factories mostly belonging to the vast metals company Norilsk Nickel. Some...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/sZ3nhPWHSUQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Report: 'Land and Water Conservation Fund: Appropriations for "Other Purposes"'

Waterwired - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 14:53
Another report from the CRS: Land and Water Conservation Fund: Appropriations for "Other Purposes", by Carol Hardy Vincent. I found this brief report interesting because I do not hear much about the Land and Water Conservation Fund. It's been around for over 50 years. Summary The Land and Water Conservation...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Fzkyu4iH7ho" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Report: 'Climate Change - Frequently Asked Questions about the 2015 Paris Agreement'

Waterwired - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 04:21
Now that the USA and China have entered the Paris Agreement FAQs about that agreement become more important than ever. So it's appropriate that the CRS has just produced this report by Jane A. Leggett and Richard K. Lattanzio: Climate Change: Frequently Asked Questions about the 2015 Paris Agreement. Download...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/nbznLrvSkMA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 6 September 2016

Waterwired - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 22:25
It's Protect Your Groundwater Day! Josh's World Water Week Drinks event was quite a success! Here'a note from Josh: Just wanted to thank those who came out for drinks in Stockholm last week. It was wonderful to meet many of you, even if briefly. We hit almost 200 (!) people...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/-pFKUi8DMLA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/