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From WHO UNICEF: 'QA on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Ebola'

Waterwired - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:36
WHO and UNICEF have produced this timely and useful little 5-page document that answers some key questions involving WaSH and Ebola. There is also a key reference list at the end. You can also download versions in Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French, and Russian. Download WASH_and_Ebola Introduction Provision of water and...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/UISLWfgsAjQ" height="1" width="1"/

Joshua Newton's Water Jobs and More! - 29 October 2014

Waterwired - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:21
Josh is back with more jobs and stuff! I knew he would come through on National Cat Day! The pictured feline is my Galahad (aka G-had), seeking breakfast, not a job. These posts are archived here. 1) Senior WASH Consultant - UNICEF (New York): Download Senior_WASH_Consultant_TOR 2) Consultant: Environnemental amp;...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/C6-ER8xtals" height="1" width="1"/

Hey, California! Resurrect The Reber Plan to Solve Those Pesky Water Shortages!

Waterwired - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:31
The Reber Plan? Reber? Weren't they the cannibalistic humans in Firefly and Serenity? No, this Reber is someone else - a fellow who proposed a plan for San Francisco Bay in the 1940s that would construct two dams across San Francisco Bay to create two freshwater lakes, among other things....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/-ztEo1r9CiM" height="1" width="1"/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 27 October 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:08
Plenty of news today. 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. A quick email to geosciences-bboard@att.net with the word "subscribe" in the subject line and the email...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Affsjy8mMmA" height="1" width="1"/

Presentation: 'Groundwater Is Sexy, If You Live Under a Rock.' How to Sell It? 'Bernays-it'!

Waterwired - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 23:36
Maria Gibson, aka the Groundwater Geek, did her PhD advisor (yours truly) one (or two) better and proud as well. Instead of bemoaning the fact that groundwater is the Rodney Dangerfield of the hydrologic cycle or castigating organizations like The Nature Conservancy, UN Water, GOOD, and Circle of Blue for...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/gLfEIUMBrQ8" height="1" width="1"/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 18 - 24 October 2014

Waterwired - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:19
I love this photo, Tweeted by zenrainman, with the ominous caption, 'Peering into the future?' We'll see. Enjoy! ******************************** User's Guide - if you are new to this summary: Each of the items here is a Tweet from my WaterWired Twitter account for the week ending today, arranged by category....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/2fi_M1MFV4w" height="1" width="1"/

Water, Volume 6, Issue 10 (October 2014) - Groundwater, Climate Change, Economics, Runoff More! (Open Access)

Waterwired - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 20:23
Water, Volume 6, Issue 10 (October 2014), Pages 2849-3246 If you cannot download the articles here, visit the issue's homepage. Caveat emptor: The publisher of this journal, MDPI, has been listed by librarian Jeffrey Beall as a 'questionable publisher'. Some good stuff here - check it out. It's free. Table...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/m6tAxvXRUaY" height="1" width="1"/

Infographic: Bridging the Gap - Bridges Through the Years

Waterwired - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:16
Here is a nifty infographic from Ohio University's Online Masters in Civil Engineering program. Click here to see a larger infographic with some accompanying text. "We build too many walls and not enough bridges." - Isaac Newtonimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/1721Bt97zEI" height="1" width="1"/

Paper: 'Parabolic Northern Hemisphere River Flow Teleconnections to El Niño-Southern Oscillation the Arctic Oscillation'

Waterwired - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:57
Sean Fleming just sent this my way. Atmospheric rivers? No - the other kind! Fleming, S.W., and Dahlke, H.E. 2014. "Parabolic northern-hemisphere river flow teleconnections to El Niño-Southern Oscillation and the Arctic Oscillation". Environmental Research Letters, 9, 104007. Download Fleming_ENSO Abstract It is almost universally assumed in statistical hydroclimatology that...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/rWyyX-B-cOI" height="1" width="1"/

My GSA 2014 Presentation: 'Establishment of a Potable Water Partnership, Omoa, Honduras'

Waterwired - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:30
Dr. Peter Wampler (Oregon State MS amp; PhD) of Grand Valley State University, Dr. Peter Knappett (University of Waterloo and University of Tennessee) of Texas Aamp;M and I will be convening an oral Topical Session (T116) titled, Water Contamination and Treatment in Developing Countries.It will be Tuesday, 1 - 5...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/40vpOcQ0WZQ" height="1" width="1"/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 20 October 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:48
It's appropriate that I am posting Elaine's list from Vancouver, BC, site of the Geological Society of America's 2014 Annual Meeting. Lots today - 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?...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/L4PXuaVAFLI" height="1" width="1"/

Just Another Day in Paradise: Vancouver Images Old Guy Hawking Bottled Water

Waterwired - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:18
Nice day in Vancouver today. The rains are supposed to begin tomorrow. Mary Frances and I took a long walk in Stanley Park, which must be to Vancouver what Central Park is to New York City, although about 60% larger. Some photos from our walk. Looking towards downtown. I think...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/u8jap5eevqQ" height="1" width="1"/

Flood Management Systems: Review of Concepts and Development of Assessment Measures

Waterwired - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 20:24
Excellent paper by Kara DiFrancesco, who just received her PhD at OSU, and her advisor, Desiree Tullos. DiFrancesco, Kara N. and Desiree D. Tullos, 2014. Flexibility in Water Resources Management: Review of Concepts and Development of Assessment Measures for Flood Management Systems. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA)...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/06hguYUDD_w" height="1" width="1"/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 11 - 17 October 2014

Waterwired - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:11
I will be heading to Vancouver, BC, tomorrow for the Geological Society of America's 2014 Annual Meeting. I'll be returning on Wednesday, 22 October. You can download the program and other information here. Self-promotion alert! Dr. Peter Wampler (Oregon State MS amp; PhD) of Grand Valley State University, Dr. Peter...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/6OxlgT0AzkY" height="1" width="1"/

NCAI Webinar Video: 'Tribal Water Codes - What Are They and Why Are They Important?'

Waterwired - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:08
Just received this from my friends in New Mexico. The webinar was presented by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). You can view this here as well. According to Darcy Bushnell of the Utton Center, this webinar is important because: 1) the majority of tribes have not quantitifed their...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/SYR-Mvfu710" height="1" width="1"/

My Presentation: 'Honduras: Hype, Help, and Hydrophilanthropy'

Waterwired - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:37
I gave this presentation at our Geography seminar yesterday. This is the long version. Catchy title... Download Campana_Honduras_Oct2014 Enjoy! And celebrate Global Handwashing Day! “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~ Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/m93l-pQBAsk" height="1" width="1"/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 13 October 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:01
Here is more timely geoscience and environmental science news articles and some educational displacement behavior from Elaine and Spot. Lots today! 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...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/efziHUAaIDc" height="1" width="1"/

Joshua Newton's Water Jobs and More! - 12 October 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 01:32
Joshua's back with lots of opportunities - more than 30! 1) Consultant: GEF International Water Projects Development - UNDP (Home-based with travel to Niger Basin countries) 2) RfP: "Implementation of Recommendations of Capacity Assessment and Scoping Study for WASH Agencies in Somalia" - UNICEF (Nairobi/Somalia). Download LRPS-EMU-2014-9114990 3) Consultant: "End...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/YrDxYGTTFc4" height="1" width="1"/

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Is Memphis Still Stealing Mississippi's Groundwater?

Waterwired - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 16:14
'It's like déjà vu all over again.' That's what the renowned English scholar Yogi Berra might say had he read the following story in the 6 October 2014 edition of the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger: Is Memphis Stealing Water from Mississippi? Mississippi officials are renewing allegations that Memphis is stealing water...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/HUpNn9K0C3I" height="1" width="1"/

Oregon WRD: 1) Upper Klamath Basin Groundwater Rules Meetings; 2) SVF Meeting

Waterwired - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:01
1) Groundwater Rulemaking in the Upper Klamath Basin Groundwater rulemaking in the Upper Klamath Basin? Don't they already have rules? Read on (from the media release): The Oregon Water Resources Department announced today that the Department will begin the process for developing rules regarding the regulation of groundwater users to...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/_Mb16h5erqQ" height="1" width="1"/