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Stephen R. Covey Nails the Communication Problem

Waterwired - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 04:52
The sign below has been making the rounds on Twitter. It came to me via @Lmalopes amp; @GoncaloPCruz. Since I am not a devotee of the late Stephen R. Covey I did not know the source of the quote until I Googled it. I recall my first experience with one...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/1v8RKwjWmwQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Guess Which Country Once Supplied 85% of Crimea's Freshwater?

Waterwired - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 00:44
And the bulk of its energy, too. If you guessed Ukraine, you win the prize that I don't have. Maybe a bottle of Russian vodka. This brief article from the December 2016 issue of the FMSO publication OE Watch was taken from a Ukrainian weekly. What I've reproduced below is...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Z4Fjg5SVwaA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 7 - 13 January 2017

Waterwired - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 22:17
It's Friday the 13th so be careful out there. The OSU Hydrophiles are convening their 7th Annual Pacific Northwest Water Resources Symposium on 6-7 March 2017. Abstracts are due 15 January. These conferences are always very good, and get larger each year. More information is here. See you there! ************************************************************************...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/210LP7TDlJY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Oregon State University Geography Seminar (GEOG 407/507/607) - Winter 2017

Waterwired - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 18:13
GEOGRAPHY SEMINAR – WINTER 2017 Monday 3 – 4 PM Burt Hall 193 Public is welcome! For an interactive map of the Burt Hall location and the OSU campus, click here Questions? Contact Michael E. Campana aquadoc@oregonstate.edu I will post any PPTs/PDFs as they become available. Download LGEOG_Seminar_Winter_2017 January 23...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/p6jwuZXNKyI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Report: 'Clean Power Plan: Legal Background and Pending Litigation in West Virginia v. EPA'

Waterwired - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 04:17
A year ago I might have let this report pass without posting it. But given the impending change in government I felt otherwise. This Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, dated 10 January 2017 and titled Clean Power Plan: Legal Background and Pending Litigation in West Virginia v. EPA, is authored...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/5OMHtP6jxNA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Utah, Nevada, Mississippi Tennessee: Interstate Groundwater Law, SCOTUS, and Webinar

Waterwired - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 02:50
I found this paper online from the Utah Law Review after participating on a conference call today with Noah D. Hall, the senior author, who is a law professor at Wayne State University and owner of the wonderful Great Lakes Law blog. He mentioned this paper, an excellent discussion of...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/du0dhju-Tbc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 10 January 2017

Waterwired - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 14:02
Job postings are back up - the holidays are over. The list as a PDF: Download 10 January 2017 - JWJ Word docx: Download 10 January 2017 - JWJ You can check out Josh's website for all the jobs. His jobs are on Facebook, too. I will list the jobs...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/PYsoewvAPg4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 9 January 2017

Waterwired - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 16:10
Those darned atmospheric rivers! Elaine reports heavy snow in the Reno -Tahoe area and now it's turned to rain. We have had snow, ice and now rain here in Corvallis. The amount we've gotten is puny compared to what a place like Truckee, CA - my former home - endures,...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/coGaXlEVbRw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Report: EPA and the Army Corps' Rule to Define 'Waters of the United States'

Waterwired - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 17:38
An auspicious start to my second ten years. Here is the first (of many, no doubt) 2017 Congressional Research Service report to grace WaterWired this year: EPA and the Army Corps’ Rule to Define “Waters of the United States” by Claudia Copeland. The WOTUS discussion will be around a while....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/8f4W-HMChtE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

WaterWired Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary!

Waterwired - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 04:25
Never thought this day would arrive, but it did, after 3,756 posts and over 1.1M page views. My initial worry was that I would not have enough material to post, but I found plenty with a lot left. I'm no longer concerned about running out. Here was my first post...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/OhXou0rqY60" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 31 December 2016 - 6 January 2017

Waterwired - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 00:35
Here we go - a new year! I hope your 2017 is off to a great start. I have posted a special New year's greeting from our President-elect. At the beginning of today's list I provide several links to various 2016 and 2017 lists. This graphic from the past century...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Kmb8b983Ymw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Is California's Approach to Water Really 'Insane'? Groundwater and the Public Trust Doctrine

Waterwired - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 00:36
A regular reader and very good friend took umbrage at a comment I made suggesting that California might be 'insane' when it comes to its failure to recognize that surface water and groundwater are connected. Here is my comment, made in response to a comment Laurel Lacher made to my...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/xIRO7G27TD4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Report: 'EPA Regulations: Too Much, Too Little, or On Track?'

Waterwired - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 17:10
EPA regulations are always a hot topic but the heat recently has been turned up. So are the regulations about right, too much, or too little? James E. McCarthy and Claudia Copeland of CRS address this really timely issue with their 30 December 2016 report, EPA Regulations: Too Much, Too...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/TaCmYKfrqx4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 3 January 2017

Waterwired - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 20:48
First one of 2017! Job postings are still down - wait till next week. This time of year is always slow. But we still have the 750 jobs from the University of Saskatchewan! The lists as a PDF: Download 3 January 2017 - JWJ Word docx: Download 3 January 2017...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/AksJjQFcce4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

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

Waterwired - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 18:23
First one of the year! Happy New Year! I've added Elaine's excellent Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Bulletin Board - scroll down to near the bottom to see it. Elaine found this spectacular photo of the Aurora Borealis taken from Churchill, Manitoba - click here. Would you be interested in receiving...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/1lYaFUGhhqo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Paper: 'Assessment of Managed Aquifer Recharge through Modeling—A Review'

Waterwired - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 05:13
Happy New Year! Displacement behavior - what a wonderful thing! I am editing papers for my March 2017 issue of Water Resources IMPACT that will deal with 'Aquatic System Connectivity' (A friend wondered 'Why?' Long story!). I needed a break so I started electronically browsing technical papers. I stumbled on...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/NL5y4dLfOnU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

My Ten Cents: My Top Ten 2017 Water Wish List (Plus One Bonus)

Waterwired - Sun, 01/01/2017 - 17:53
I am not one for wish lists but thought I'd take a crack at one for 2017. No great thought was put into the list, the ordering is arbitrary and the focus is decidedly on the USA. My main criterion is that these things are not impossible, but could actually...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/5sR-Wes2DRU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 24 - 30 December 2016

Waterwired - Fri, 12/30/2016 - 17:35
Hard to fathom that the end of 2016 is nigh. As usual, time seems to go faster as one ages. Have a safe, enjoyable New Year's celebration and wish for an excellent 2017. Want a free book (PDF) on freshwater governance? Thank the Dutch! From the folks at Hydrology.nl: Freshwater...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/w6ehopr7voc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Oregon Groundwater: A Modest Proposal Revisited and the Operational Definition of Insanity

Waterwired - Thu, 12/29/2016 - 19:29
On 2 October 2016 I posted an article that provided my assessment on The Oregonian's 'Draining Oregon' series about the depletion of Oregon's groundwater, especially in eastern Oregon. You can also read the post by Malia and Gregory Kupilllas in response to my post. Here is a PDF of the...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/FoC98OfHr2c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Report: 'Binational Study of the Transboundary San Pedro Aquifer'

Waterwired - Wed, 12/28/2016 - 16:02
Hot off the press: Binational Study of the Transboundary San Pedro Aquifer. Download Binational_Study_Transboundary_San_Pedro_Aquifer The San Pedro River basin's importance belies its size: it supports an important riparian ecosystem, provides water for development; and the river is the last major undammed river in the Southwestern USA. Here is the blurb...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/-zGeIG6J9yI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/