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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"/

GAO Report: 'Drinking Water - EPA Program to Protect Underground Sources from Injection of Fluids Associated with Oil and Gas Production Needs Improvement'

Waterwired - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:13
Here is a GAO report from 27 June 2014 (but released to the public 28 July 2014): Drinking Water - EPA Program to Protect Underground Sources from Injection of Fluids Associated with Oil and Gas Production Needs Improvement Download GAO_Underground_Sources_June_2014 Download GAO_DW_Underground_Fluids_Highlights The following is from the report's homepage. What...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/pU-oVJ_Is3E" height="1" width="1"/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 23 - 29 August 2014

Waterwired - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:26
I won't be doing 'TGIF' next week. I will be in Honduras all week and won't have much opportunity to post to the blog or do any Tweeting. I'll be back blogging and Tweeting on a regular basis the week of 8 September. All job Tweets are can be found...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/QR2Ho86cOS4" height="1" width="1"/

Have a Water Conflict Case Study? Submit It to AquaPedia!

Waterwired - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:51
I received the following email from Amanda C. Repella of the Tufts/MIT/Harvard Water Diplomacy Program a few days ago. It was a most worthwhile request. Here are the salient points: The AquaPedia Case Study Database is a wiki-style resource created for sharing insight and information about water conflicts, especially those...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/SIaq4mssbLw" height="1" width="1"/

Home Again: Workshop on 'Integrated Water Management: Planning for Future Water Supplies'

Waterwired - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:33
I am sitting in Denver International Airport returning home from Golden, CO, where I attended a Water Research Foundation workshop on Integrated Water Management: Planning for Future Water Supplies (Focus Area Project 4550; I serve on its Technical Advisory Committee, or TAC). The description of Project 4550: Water utilities globally...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/VQA3JyoXhNs" height="1" width="1"/

Water, Volume 6, Issue 8 (August 2014) - Open Access

Waterwired - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:14
Enjoying Golden, CO, where I am attending a Water Research Foundation workshop on Integrated Water Management: Planning for Future Water Supplies. From MDPI. Water, Volume 6, Issue 8 (August 2014), Pages 2164-2538 If you cannot download the articles here, visit the issue's homepage. Caveat emptor: The publisher of this journal,...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/bkJp0IaU0lc" height="1" width="1"/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 25 August 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:44
More timely geoscience and environmental science news articles plus a healthy serving of educational displacement behavior from Elaine and Spot. Check out the links for the Napa EQ. Do you know of a colleague who would be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards? Please forward to them. A quick email...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/ZdZeVHj2WWY" height="1" width="1"/

Jeremy Monroe Films: River Snorkeling, Endangered Fish Restoration, Wild River Protection Lamprey!

Waterwired - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:17
Jeremy Monroe of Freshwaters Illustrated, based here in Corvallis, sent me links to three of his recent short films plus information and a trailer on a feature film in production. He is a remarkable underwater (and above water, too) filmmaker. The descriptions are those provided by Jeremy in his email....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/q7pieUl7ctw" height="1" width="1"/

My Ten Cents: The UN Watercourses Convention Entry into Force - Worth the Wait?

Waterwired - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:30
On 17 August 2014 the UN Watercourses Convention entered into force. It took 35 nations (see blue areas in the graphic below) 17 years to ratify the Convention. Worth the wait? Let's see - I've got three resources for you. Four, actually - check the UNWC online user's guide. 1)...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/JNAzgpBWDKY" height="1" width="1"/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 16 - 22 August 2014

Waterwired - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:37
The truth will out. This graphic explains why I REALLY use Twitter (click to enlarge). Thanks to phdcomics. Lots of jobs - scroll to 'Positions Open'. Enjoy! Books, Films, and Reviews MT @MichaelEMann Full account of the debunking of McIntyre amp; McKitrick in "The Hockey Stick amp; the Climate Wars"...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/vw613kfDeq4" height="1" width="1"/

Joshua Newton's Water Jobs and More! - 20 August 2014

Waterwired - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:26
More water jobs from Joshua, and an invitation from him if you are going to be in Stockholm this year. Great seeing Joshua in Corvallis on 4 August. Nice time catching up with him before he heads to Stockholm and parts unknown. Dear all, For the past 8 years, I've...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/F1Ft6XlNxwk" height="1" width="1"/

AWRA Report: 'Proactive Flood and Drought Management' - USA Case Studies

Waterwired - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:31
This report was released a year ago but for a while AWRA kept it behind a paywall so I did not post it. But it is now freely available so here it is! The complete title is: Proactive Flood and Drought Management: A Selection of Applied Strategies amp; Lessons Learned...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Ykk1QjIyv3Y" height="1" width="1"/

Tuesday Thoughts: 1) Earth Overshoot Day; 2) U of Saskatchewan - Employment Incongruity?

Waterwired - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:05
Serendipity strikes again! All set to opine about the UN Watercourses Convention that became effective on 17 August 2014 when a few other connected items surfaced. 1) Earth Overshoot Day You know I'm not generally fond of having 'days' or 'weeks' where we celebrate certain events or concepts - unless,...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/5MiJ_QYu4fA" height="1" width="1"/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 18 August 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:58
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/txoDjEx24Sw" height="1" width="1"/

Paper: 'Politicization of Science in the Public Sphere: A Study of Public Trust in the United States,1974 to 2010'

Waterwired - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 15:27
Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey just sent me this paper, which I found intriguing. It's from 2012, published in the American Sociological Review, 'Politicization of Science in the Public Sphere: A Study of Public Trust in the United States, 1974 to 2010', by Gordon Gauchat. It sure deals with a timely issue and...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/ukeirN4NuhU" height="1" width="1"/

Report: 'Sustaining Farming in the Arid West: Stories of Young Farmers, Water and Resilience'

Waterwired - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:47
Who listens to young farmers, especially when it comes to Western water issues? Not I, that's for sure! Here is something that might change your mind; it changed mine. Read on, gentle reader! I try to read most of the reports I post here but generally fail miserably at that...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/bjKXwQMGNzo" height="1" width="1"/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 9 - 15 August 2014

Waterwired - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:08
There was a huge tailings pond breach (left) at the Mount Polley gold/copper mine in British Columbia on 4 August. An estimated 10 million cubic meters (2.64 billion gallons) of water and 4.5 million cubic meters of sediment were released. I've got a bunch of Tweets under the 'Canada' category...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/t_aOTsg7lxs" height="1" width="1"/

Pardee Center Report: 'Five Challenges to the Future of Transboundary Water Governance' - Okavango Basin Case Study

Waterwired - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:23
Leann M. Sullivan, a recent Master's graduate in International Relations and Enviromental Management from Boston University, just authored this publication, Five Challenges to the Future of Transboundary Water Governance. It is published by BU's Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Term Future as part (#029 August 2014)...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/BffdN4cib5M" height="1" width="1"/

U of AZ Hydrology Water Resources Alumni: A 50th Anniversary Request (No, Not $$ - Help)

Waterwired - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:12
Shill alert! This post is addressed to my U of AZ Hydrology and Water Resources alums. The rest of you are welcomed to read it. I'm performing a little publicity for my graduate alma mater, the venerable University of Arizona, specifically its Department of Hydrology and Water Resources. The Department...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/9tpA7Il_afw" height="1" width="1"/

Ohio University Infographic: How Clean Water Changes the World

Waterwired - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:09
Sarah Song sent me this infographic that was produced by Ohio University. The numbers look good to me but I have not rigorously vetted them. I do like the concept. A few comments follow. Item #1 - the 783M (how can that be nailed down like that?) who lack access...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/K86GrYtQj_4" height="1" width="1"/