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50 Years of AWRA: OWAGs Galore, History, and Other Great Stuff

Waterwired - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:11
AWRA is celebrating its 50th aniversary this year and a gaggle (17) of past presidents gathered for a photo at its recent annual conference. Three more - Richard Tucker (1980), Gerry Galloway (2007), and David DeWalle (2006) were present but are not in the photo. The ones in the photo...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/hEutapTRoVU" height="1" width="1"/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 15 - 21 November 2014

Waterwired - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:50
Love this picture of a 'band' of lake effect snow descending upon the Buffalo area. See more photos here. Let's hope that the area does not experience a spell of warm weather or worse, a warm rain-on-snow event. Could be ugly... Two stars - Jay Famiglietti and Lesley Stahl, both...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/y2v6aJ8PPFc" height="1" width="1"/

Groundwater Thursday Twofer: George Pinder Mary Anderson on 'Forty Years of Groundwater'

Waterwired - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 14:36
George F. Pinder and Mary P. Anderson are two of the foremost groundwater scientists of our era. Both are members of the National Academy of Engineering (where outstanding hydrogeologists go, whether or not they are engineers). Each wrote a groundwater piece for AWRA's Water Resources IMPACT (May 2014), a general...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/fYsBPbf9AQM" height="1" width="1"/

Get On The Pot Give a Crap! It's World Toilet Day!

Waterwired - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:51
Many of you know that I am not a big fan of 'days' - World Kumquat Day or whatever. Even World Water Day is no exception. Every day should be World Water Day! But World Toilet Day is different; far more people are in need of access to sanitation than...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/1BIWsXvrg-g" height="1" width="1"/

Is That Ecosystem 'Altered' or 'Degraded'? Robert T. Lackey Redux: 'Is Science Biased Toward Natural?'

Waterwired - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 14:13
Is that ecosystem 'altered' or 'degraded'? Maybe the answer is not as obvious as you think. Good friend and colleague Bob Lackey gave an updated presentation of his provocative talk, Is Science Biased Toward Natural?, as the keynote speaker at the recent 35th Annual Meeting of SETAC, Vancouver, BC, 9-13...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/xz0aCwX4sNA" height="1" width="1"/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 17 November 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:21
Lots of news from last week from Elaine and Spot the Wonder Steer. Check out the 'Ebola' category just below the second red heading. There are also links to stories about more diseases. Do you know of a colleague who would be interested inreceiving these Bulletin Boards? Please forward to...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/euhnL4NVKTU" height="1" width="1"/

How to Save the World. With PlayPumps and Millennium Villages?

Waterwired - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 14:58
In the current issue (24 November 2014) of The New Republic Michael Hobbes has a great article that deals with development ('How To Save The World'). He begins the article with the infamous PlayPump fiasco. Download How_to_Save_World_Hobbes_TNR_24Nov2014 I blogged about PlayPumps on 30 June 2010 and 17 October 2013. In...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/SuFE1A0wH2g" height="1" width="1"/

25 Water Heroes. Then There Was Charles Julius Banda (R.I.P.)

Waterwired - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 12:56
Impeller, the online magazine of Xylem, published its list of 25 water heroes almost three years ago. Take a look and see what you think. To Impeller's credit, it does not claim this list is the be-all and end-all. Frankly, I missed this list until a few days ago. That...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/D8FsUxGIHp8" height="1" width="1"/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 8 - 14 November 2014

Waterwired - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 18:42
Seemed to have dodged snowyand freezing rainy weather here in the Willamette Valley. But it'll be back. Getting psyched for my upcoming Global Water Partnership meeting in Budapest 24-26 November. I've been getting lots of e-documents to peruse. Lucky I've got some long flights ahead of me. I leave on...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/VmXRYuskQq0" height="1" width="1"/

Remembering Reisner Redux....And Then Some

Waterwired - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 02:48
Yesterday we were treated to a great seminar by Sarah Bates, who spoke on 'Addressing Water Issues in Private Land Conservation Planning'. It was based on her excellent publication, Land Trusts amp; Water - Strategies amp; Resources for Addressing Water in Western Land Conservation. I hope to get her PPT...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/XH53eutSGX4" height="1" width="1"/

.@watercrunch's PPT: 'ACF Stakeholders - Working Together to Share a Common Resource'

Waterwired - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 14:26
Friend, blogger (Watercrunch), Tweeter, and engineer extraordinaire Robert Osborne gave an informative, entertaining talk at the recent AWRA Annual Conference. Robert works for Black amp; Veatch in Clemson, SC, (he's a Tiger through and through) where he attended Clemson University. Robert spoke about his work with the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders (ACFS)...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/qDyC489bDxs" height="1" width="1"/

Joshua Newton's Water Jobs More - 11 November 2014

Waterwired - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 19:03
Josh is back on this most important day. Today is Armistice Day (Remembrance Day in the British Commonwealth), when many (mostly in Europe) in the world celebrate the end of World War I (at least on the Western Front) in 1918, which became effective on the "eleventh hour of the...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/3f3cGyf-dys" height="1" width="1"/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 10 November 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 15:52
Plenty of news from last week. Great displacement behavior, too. Check out the 'Ebola' category just below the second red heading. There are also links to stories about more diseases. Do you know of a colleague who would be interested inreceiving these Bulletin Boards? Please forward to them. A quick...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Q-vC5LMT3iE" height="1" width="1"/

Stop the Presses! México Meets Megawatersheds: More Déjà Vu!

Waterwired - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 17:25
Just when I thought it was safe to identify myself as a hydrogeologist, a term I thought had been relegated to the circular file has arisen like the proverbial phoenix: megawatersheds. This term, promulgated by Robert A. Bisson as a new groundwater paradigm that is actually over 100 years old,...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Q-BMlcGBTMI" height="1" width="1"/

Jerad Bales Presentation Article: 'Progress in Data Collection Dissemination, 1974-2014, Future Outlook'

Waterwired - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 04:54
Dr. Jerad D. Bales, Chief Scientist for Water at the U.S. Geological Survey, gave this brief (c. 7-8 minutes) presentation at the recent AWRA Annual Conference in Tysons Corner, VA (PDF of his PPT): Download Bales_AWRA_Advances_and_Future_Challenges It was the visual representation of the excellent article he penned for the May...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/dFM3sTY9VTg" height="1" width="1"/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 1 - 7 November 2014

Waterwired - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 00:27
Fewer Tweets this week because of the AWRA Annual Conference I attended in the DC area. You can see all the conference Tweets at #AWRA2014 The graphic is from Lenny Konikow's presentation and shows the recent contribution of groundwater depletion to sea level rise. This contribution has apparently been neglected...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/eS_g7ICV99A" height="1" width="1"/

L.F. Konikow Presentation - 'Looking Back, Moving Forward: A Perspective on Several Decades of Groundwater Research' #AWRA2014

Waterwired - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 20:29
More treats from another Long Island kid who went the groundwater route. Friend and hydrogeologist extraordinaire Leonard (Lenny) F. Konikow gave this brief presentation (lt; 10 minutes), Looking Back, Moving Forward: A Perspective on Several Decades of Groundwater Research' at the recent AWRA 2014 Annual Conference Download AWRA_Konikow_5Nov_2014 Here's Lenny...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/AYNIQOT4rYY" height="1" width="1"/

More of My AWRA 2014 Presentations: 1) IWRM, Groundwater More; 2) South Caucasus Water Energy

Waterwired - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 03:55
Let them eat cake! Here is my presentation from the IWRM Committee meeting: Download IWRM_Panel_Campana_AWRA_4Nov2014 From Session 39, my South Caucasus talk: Download Campana_AWRA2014_Session39 Enjoy! "Much of what we manage in water resources is the result of unintended consequences no matter the intention." - Jennifer Veilleuximg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/0Oxaui5gzyo" height="1" width="1"/

Everyone - Read This Commentary: 'The Global Groundwater Crisis'

Waterwired - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:47
Jay Famiglietti just published this commentary in Nature Climate Change. It's a chilling message, and he says so right below the title: Groundwater depletion the world over poses a far greater threat to global water security than is currently acknowledged. Anyone even remotely interested in the world's water predicament has...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/8eDdg_ztB7A" height="1" width="1"/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 3 November 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 15:07
Plenty of news from last week. Today it's the start of AWRA's 50th anniversary celebration at its 49th Annual Conference. Check out the 'Ebola' category just below the second red heading. Do you know of a colleague who would be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards? Please forward to them....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/OGYgxmVgJTs" height="1" width="1"/