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Final Report: Myanmar High-Level Round Table - Water Security and the Sustainable Development Goals

Waterwired - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 03:33
I participated in the one-day meeting when I was in Yangon, Myanmar, last May for the GWP Steering Committee meeting. I sat at Round Table 2, Water and Sanitation/WASH. For those of you not accustomed to the term 'High Level' it means ministerial-level folks took part and did most of...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/i4PYgq_L0Dk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 11 - 17 February 2017

Waterwired - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 00:40
The top news this week is California's Oroville Dam so it has its own category right at the top. More rain is supposed to fall in the Oroville area this weekend causing more alarm for residents. A mammoth storm is supposed to hit SoCal, however. Despite all the graphic images...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/p2POV2t8AfE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

GAO Report: Water Infrastructure - Information on Selected Midsize and Large Cities with Declining Populations

Waterwired - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 04:20
It has been some time since I posted a GAO report. I just stumbled across this one that GAO issued in October 2016: Water Infrastructure - Information on Selected Midsize and Large Cities with Declining Populations. Download GAO_Water_Infrastructure_Sept2016 Fast Facts EPA estimates water and sewer utilities will need to spend...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/UJraDvjdtR8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Bruce Thomson's Ten Cents: Has Oroville Dam Piqued Your Curiosity? Read 'The Dam' by Robert Byrne

Waterwired - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 18:43
I was going to say that friend, environmental engineer extraordinaire and former University of New Mexico colleague Bruce Thomson is one of the smartest engineers I know, but I realized he's one of the smartest people I know. Check out his intelligent, reasoned WaterWired post on the Animas River spill....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/XfzO7E9x4Ko" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 14 February 2017 - YUGE Number of Jobs!

Waterwired - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 14:18
Students and Young Professionals: want some help with your career in water resources? Download the free January 2017 Water Resources IMPACT, 'Careers in Water Resources'. Josh has a great article there: "Strategies for Tackling the 21st Century Job Search". From Josh: Small update: Lots going on this week, including a...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/guPNtd_zj_s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 13 February 2017

Waterwired - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 20:11
'Balmy' weather in Reno. Sun shining in Corvallis. Boston gets hammered with snow. I was in Florida over the weekend and had some lovely weather. Yes, it's still winter! This photo is looking north from the 17th Street (FL 656) bridge over the Indian River Lagoon, Vero Beach, FL. Would...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/bZQ5JTnoAlo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

LaRouche Folks Respond: More Megaprojects - The TransAfra and Trans Africa Pipeline (TAP) Projects

Waterwired - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:47
On 7 September 2013 I responded to a person (presumably from the Lyndon LaRouche sphere) about my postings on the LaRouche water projects: David Zetland sent me your inquiry about La Rouche projects. I have posted a number of times about them and the NAWAPA - NARA projects: Some samples:...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/ge43PP7UsKA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Academic Opportunity: Seeking Applicants for Water Cooperation and Diplomacy Joint Master's Programme

Waterwired - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 03:53
The following was distributed a few days ago by Laura Peters. If you have any questions, please email her: peterlau@oregonstate.edu. Mary Santelmann, the Director of our Water Resources Graduate Program, and Aaron Wolf are the ones who made this program happen, along with colleagues at UNESCO-IHE and the University for...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/ngwmzwsc9rQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 4 - 10 February

Waterwired - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 20:41
Just in time for my flight to the East coast today - two new books, one expected, the other a pleasant surprise. The first one is the long-awaited High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World’s Growing Dependence on Groundwater by William (Bill) Alley and Rosemarie Alley. I feel...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/pVZiQU9L4kY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Brian Richter: A Water-Secure Future with WSIPs

Waterwired - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 19:55
Brian Richter of The Nature Conservancy just published this article in the February 2017 (vol 109, no. 2) issue of the Journal of the AWWA: 'Ecologic - Investing in a Water-Secure Future' Download Richter__article_JAWWA_2017 Abstract Urban water planners in water-scarce regions face a constant challenge to secure sufficient water supplies...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/S_Iy6_vJK9w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Insight Report: 'Army Corps Easement Process and Dakota Access Pipeline Easement Status'

Waterwired - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 18:25
Well, the Dakota Access Pipeline won't go away - I posted a CRS report on the DAPL last week. Now, here's Nicole T. Carter's CRS Insight report issued on 2 February 2017: Army Corps Easement Process and Dakota Access Pipeline Easement Status. Download CRS_Insight_DAPL_2Feb2017 Here are the first few paragraphs...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/pS2DwdYLiq4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 7 February 2017

Waterwired - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 14:01
Students and Young Professionals: want some help with your career in water resources? Download the free January 2017 Water Resources IMPACT, 'Careers in Water Resources'. Josh has a great article there: "Strategies for Tackling the 21st Century Job Search". You can check out Josh's website for all the jobs. His...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/ek7l6sAKnQ8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 6 February 2017

Waterwired - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 17:34
Elaine cautiously posits that there are some signs of spring in the Reno area. We'll see... Here is a picture of the newly-discovered Amazon Reef. See Elaine's post here. 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/KoTWQRYNpUo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Water Alternatives 10(1) February 2017: Water Management, Politics, Scarcity, River Basins More! (Open Access)

Waterwired - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 16:14
Click here if you cannot access the articles below. The science-policy interface: Perceptions and strategies of the Iberian 'new water culture' expert community Jeanie J. Bukowski Water Alternatives 10(1): 1-21 Abstract | Full Text - PDF Sociospatial understanding of water politics: Tracing the multi-dimensionality of water reuse Ross Beveridge, Timothy...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/yrDzAw3xuJ0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 28 January - 3 February 2017

Waterwired - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 14:41
2 February was not only Groundhog Day but also World Wetlands Day. And, speaking of the latter, several close friends (Ken Reid, Jim Wigington, Scott Leibowitz) and I spent this morning assembling the preliminary program for the 30 April - 3 May 2017 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference, Connecting the Dots:The...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/aaOsYeuYqMY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Report: 'Endangered Species Act (ESA): The Exemption Process'

Waterwired - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 05:00
So how can one get exempted from the provisions of the Endangered Species Act? This CRS report by M. Lynne Corn, Betsy A. Cody and Alexandra M. Wyatt, Endangered Species Act (ESA): The Exemption Process, describes the process. Download CRS_ESA_Exemption_27Jan2017 Summary The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is designed to protect...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/U7L1-6GaI9Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

WaterWired Noah Hall Webinar Video: 'Interstate Groundwater Disputes and the U. S. Supreme Court'

Waterwired - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 23:31
Here is the video of the webinar that I gave with Noah Hall last week. It was sponsored by the Council of State Governments Here is the blurb on the website. Interstate Groundwater Disputes and the U.S. Supreme Court More than 30 interstate compacts govern the use of water from...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/ixWih8RpRwo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Brief Reports: 1) 'Dakota Access Pipeline: Siting Controversy'; 2) 'Keystone Revival: Executive Memorandum Paves Way for Possible Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline'

Waterwired - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 17:12
Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, these two projects are once again lurking about. The Congressional Research Service is on top of things with these two brief reports. 1) Dakota Access Pipeline: Siting Controversy by Paul W. Parfomak (CRS Insight) Click on the above title to...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/O_mlUrfVp9Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 31 January 2017

Waterwired - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 14:04
Students and Young Professionals: want some help with your career in water resources? Download the free January 2017 Water Resources IMPACT, 'Careers in Water Resources'. Josh has a great article there: "Strategies for Tackling the 21st Century Job Search". Josh's list as a PDF: Download 24_January_2017_JWJ Word docx: Download 31...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/kqHEW7Bxg7s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 30 January 2017

Waterwired - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 20:14
Yes, that's a graphic of the Cascade Subduction Zone. Gives us all the shakes here in the PNW. See Elaine's first article - click here. Would you be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards via email directly from Elaine? Send an email to Geosciences-BBoard@att.net with the word “subscribe” in the...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/KMrKFxuEBYc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/