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TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 13 -19 September 2014

Waterwired - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:08
It turned out it was premature to display St. Andrew's Cross (flag of Scotland) to celebrate Scotland leaving the United Kingdom. They will be retaining the Union Jack after all. My mother would have been happy had the Scots decided to bail. Her maternal family originally hailed from the Highlands,...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/LF0Q2-tF3Eg" height="1" width="1"/

Q: When Is Land Subsidence Due to Groundwater Pumping Good? A: When You Say It Is

Waterwired - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 20:43
How about this post's title! WTF? Just what you needed to see and read, now that we are just a few days beyond Gov. Jerry Brown's (D-CA) signing of California's landmark groundwater management legislation into law, bringing the Golden State into the 1980s: Download Groundwater_Signing_Message Back to subsidence. For background,...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/1VEdi2wGv98" height="1" width="1"/

Watch That Lake Chad Stuff! Publication: 'The Rise of Hydro-Diplomacy - Strengthening Foreign Policy for Transboundary Waters'

Waterwired - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 02:47
Adelphi Research produced this publication funded by the German Federal Foreign Office: The Rise of Hydro-Diplomacy: Strengthening Foreign Policy for Transboundary Waters. The authors are from the upper echelons of water and conflict wonks. I know Aaron T. Wolf (very well), Geoff Dabelko and Ken Conca. Heavy hitters all. Download...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/cSuBt7tQ2rU" height="1" width="1"/

Paper: 'Water Ethics on a Human-Dominated Planet: Rationality, Context and Values in Global Governance'

Waterwired - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 01:40
A remarkable paper! 'Water Ethics on a Human-Dominated Planet: Rationality, Context and Values in Global Governance', by Jeremy J. Schmidt and Christiana Z. Peppard, WIREs Water 2014. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1043 Download Water_ethics_governance Summary A discourse on water ethics has emerged as a field linking practical water demands, social practices, and hydrological...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/AwbqO5QvzXQ" height="1" width="1"/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 15 September 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:38
More timely geoscience and environmental science news articles plus a healthy dose of educational displacement behavior from Elaine and Spot. Do you know of a colleague who would be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards? Please forward to them. A quick email to geosciences-bboard@att.net with the word "subscribe" in the...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/PAipvV9ilvg" height="1" width="1"/

The Value of Water: How We View It (Thanks to Banksy)

Waterwired - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:44
It's rare that on the same day I post the same item on WaterWired and my personal blog Campanastan but since I am reading David Zetland's Living with Water Scarcity now I thought this graphic extremely relvant to drought, scarcity, and how we value (or don't value) water. I suspect...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/XK_OnKAZd74" height="1" width="1"/

BC Bonanza from @POLISWater! Reports on Watershed Governance Case Study, Blueprints More!

Waterwired - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 19:28
Emails and reports from Laura Brandes of the POLIS Project at the University of Victoria arrived this morning. Here goes... 1) Cowichan Watershed Board Case Study: An Evolution of Collaborative Watershed Governance by Rodger Hunter with Oliver M. Brandes, Michele-Lee Moore, and Laura Brandes Click here to download. Download CWBCaseStudy_WebFINAL...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/BO0pScpOdxY" height="1" width="1"/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 6 - 12 September 2014

Waterwired - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:51
I have brought back my little blurb to explain how this summary works. A few people have expressed puzzlement at what this is and how it works. Skip the User's Guide section below if you know what you're doing - in which case, please tell me. The photo to the...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/u6mX-5zF7sk" height="1" width="1"/

9/11 + 2014 = ?; Reflections on 9/11, WatSan, Honduras 'The Armpit'

Waterwired - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 21:43
Still trying to figure out that equation. One of these days... I have vivid memories of my Environmental Systems class at the University of New Mexico on that fateful day, when Mary Frances came in and stood in the back of the room as the class ended at 12:15 PM....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/0E0LAWthsT0" height="1" width="1"/

GWP Perspectives Paper: 'The Links Between Land Use and Groundwater'

Waterwired - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 04:39
Is this awesome or what? From my friends at the Global Water Partnership: The Links Between Land Use and Groundwater, by Stephen Foster and Jan Cherlet. Download GWP_Landuse_and_Groundwater From the blurb: This paper argues that a common understanding of groundwater–land and land–groundwater interaction is needed to facilitate cross-sector dialogue on...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/RFIBN63YWeI" height="1" width="1"/

Joshua Newton's Water Jobs and More! - 9 September 2014

Waterwired - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:10
Josh has finished with the World Water Week meeting in Stockholm and has posted a bunch - about 35 or so - of mostly-international jobs. He originally sent these around on 8 September. Enjoy! 1) Coordinator - WWAP (Perugia, Italy) 2) Water Resources Specialist - ADB (Manila) 3) Communications Consultant...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/K_rMStJUoNI" height="1" width="1"/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 8 September 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 18:57
More timely geoscience and environmental science news articles plus a healthy serving of educational displacement behavior from Elaine and Spot. Do you know of a colleague who would be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards? Please forward to them. A quick email to geosciences-bboard@att.net with the word "subscribe" in the...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/xgdUyio-iKc" height="1" width="1"/

GWP Paper: 'Water Security - Putting the Concept into Practice'

Waterwired - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 03:53
From the Global Water Partnership: Water Security: Putting the Concept into Practice, by Eelco van Beek (left) and Wouter Lincklaen Arriens of the GWP Technical Committee. Download GWP_TEC20_web Foreword The concept of water security has wide intuitive appeal as it expresses the main goal of water management, which is to...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/VRLcrPoDX1g" height="1" width="1"/

WWW Wanes CEO Water Mandate White Paper: 'Exploring the Business Case for Corporate Action on Sanitation'

Waterwired - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 22:30
Another Stockholm World Water Week has concluded. I missed another one - not sour grapes, just envy. I attended WWW in 2005 and 2006 and enjoyed both very much. Except for the 3WWF in Kyoto in 2003 I had never seen so many copies of so many glossy brochures, handouts,...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/hf6CxReOO44" height="1" width="1"/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 30 August - 5 September 2014

Waterwired - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:47
Yes, I am back this week. Don't want to read what I've been up to? Neither do I. Just scroll down to the first red text and go from there. Jobs are at 'Positions Open'. After telling you that I would miss this week's TGIF post because of a trip...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/KsRXi37ACV4" height="1" width="1"/

CRS Report: 'Pesticide Use and Water Quality - Are the Laws Complementary or in Conflict?'

Waterwired - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 15:53
Another timely report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): Pesticide Use and Water Quality: Are the Laws Complementary or in Conflict? by Claudia Copeland (August 2014). Download CRS_Pesticide_Use_and_Water_Quality_Laws Summary This report provides background on the emerging conflict over interpretation and implementation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/B4qGQB-Vk-Y" height="1" width="1"/

Third Edition Out! 'Water Supply Well Guidelines for Use in Developing Countries' - French, Chinese Spanish Soon!

Waterwired - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 19:36
Looks like I will have more Internet time in Honduras than I had planned. A trip to a remote part of the country has been canceled. Plenty of good stuff happening, though. Like this item... In August 2013 I posted about friend and colleague Steve Schneider's Swahili version of his...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/jqOPJDkCV14" height="1" width="1"/

Protecting Forested Watersheds: Good for Utilities, Good for Groundwater, Too

Waterwired - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 16:46
G. Tracy Mehan III just sent me a copy of this paper (on which he is the second author) that is from the September 2014 issue of the Journal of the AWWA: Proteting foested watersheds is smart economics for water utilities, by Todd Gartner, G. Tracy Mehan III, James Mulligan,...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/8c9GaVaJiTw" height="1" width="1"/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 1 September 2014

Waterwired - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 03:40
More timely geoscience and environmental science news articles plus a healthy serving of educational displacement behavior from Elaine and Spot, who take time out to wish their US friends a Happy Labor Day! Do you know of a colleague who would be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards? Please forward...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/m9gfzRdwTG0" height="1" width="1"/

Heading to Honduras: Dam Dedications

Waterwired - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:35
I am sitting in Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) awaiting the third and last leg of my trip to San Pedro Sula. I will be there on behalf of the Ann Campana Judge Foundation, which has several potable water supply projects in the area. The community of Las Palmas will hold...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/m4w5hJSwJCs" height="1" width="1"/