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Tuesday Treat - CRS Report: Federal Response to Drought in California - An Analysis of S. 2198 and H.R. 3964

Waterwired - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:09
More good stuff from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): Federal Response to Drought in California: An Analysis of S. 2198 and H.R. 3964, by Pervaze A. Sheikh, Betsy A. Cody, and Charles V. Stern. Download CRS_Federal_Response_CA_Drought Summary California is experiencing serious water shortages due to widespread drought. Even though much...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/oxxH0x_59y8" height="1" width="1"/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 28 July 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:49
More excellent news articles and 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 subject line and the email address will be...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/fEcVcdvZI_I" height="1" width="1"/

Four IWRM Papers, 2: The Anthropocene New Paradigms; Horizontal Vertical; Oil Gas; CC Adaptation

Waterwired - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:03
Here are four more worthwhile papers examining IWRM - Integrated Water Resources Management. They appeared in a recent special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development (Volume 30, Issue 3). All present somewhat unusual aspects of IWRM. 1) A new paradigm for water? A comparative review of integrated,...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/x94M6gorNDE" height="1" width="1"/

Four IWRM Papers: Revisited? Debate Forum? Going Contemporary? Going Nowhere? Going, Going, Gone?

Waterwired - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 18:54
Here are four worthwhile papers examining IWRM - Integrated Water Resources Management. They appeared in a recent special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development (Volume 30, Issue 3). Cecilia Tortajada's paper served as the introductory piece. Neil Grigg and Malin Falkenmark are also well-known in the realm...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/4MGOJ-qfirU" height="1" width="1"/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 19 - 25 July 2014

Waterwired - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:57
I don't need no stinkin' book to tell me that water makes me happy! 'Doing water' makes me happy! Even my water students make me happy! But I'll probably read it anyway.... Enjoy! Books, Films, and Reviews Via @tmtall: Jim Stevenson's book: 'My Journey in FL's State Parks: A Naturalist’s...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Sxun66ZBvS4" height="1" width="1"/

Water, Volume 6, Issue 7 (July 2014) - Open Access

Waterwired - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:55
Water, Volume 6, Issue 7 (July 2014), Pages 1873-2163 If you cannot download the articles, visit the issue's homepage. Caveat emptor: The publisher of this journal, MDPI, has been listed by librarian Jeffrey Beall as a 'questionable publisher'. Table of Contents: Articles Article: Marketing Household Water Treatment: Willingness to Pay...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Iv8UjgmyaOY" height="1" width="1"/

Water Governance Issues? Spin the Sustainability Wheel!

Waterwired - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:08
Buckle up for a ride on the sustainability wheel! Assessing the sustainability of water governance systems: the sustainability wheel, by Flurina Schneider, Mariano Bonriposi, Olivier Graefe, Karl Herweg, Christine Homewood, Matthias Huss, Martina Kauzlaric, Hanspeter Liniger, Emmanuel Rey, Emmanuel Reynard, Stephan Rist, Bruno Schadler, and Rolf Weingartner (Published online in...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/9viNrsEA2Qc" height="1" width="1"/

The IWRM - WASH Nexus: Moving Forward; John Akudago on WASH IWRM in Haiti (PPT)

Waterwired - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:42
I realize I run the risk of losing readers by using the word 'nexus', one of the most overused words in my professional constellation. I thought about 'concatenation' but decided that word was best eschewed. So you're stuck with yet another nexus. One of the many great things to emerge...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/9LJk6BgjFEs" height="1" width="1"/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 21 July 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:36
More excellent news articles 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 subject line and the email address will be added to the listing....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/z8K0lq--LrA" height="1" width="1"/

ICYMI: PNAS Issue 'Climate Change Water in Southwestern North America' - Plus Ça Change...

Waterwired - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:08
A day or two ago someone Tweeted a link to a paper by Peter H. Gleick, Roadmap for sustainable water rersources in southwestern North America, from PNAS, December 2010. I immediately thought, 'I must've missed this one,' and started to read the abstract: The management of water resources in arid...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/aBRvBed6CpU" height="1" width="1"/

WWJD? Saturday Science Stupidity: Proving Atheists Wrong or Theists Ignorant?

Waterwired - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 02:27
By the way, 'WWJD' stands for 'WaterWired Joke Day'. I received this Twitter from Marc Stamper. I also found it on this site (read some of the comments!). By the way, the number for the total amount of water on Earth is correct. I get 0.0019% as the percentage of...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/NtewaL9IHvc" height="1" width="1"/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 12 - 18 July 2014

Waterwired - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 21:11
I've been told the Japanese have a real affinity for toilets, especially high-tech varieties. This picture surfaced in one of my Tweets this week. Here is the story. My only experience with a high-tech Japanese toilet was at the Holiday Inn at the Osaka Airport in 2003. I was faced...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/a3trNW5KaVA" height="1" width="1"/

Summary from the Dutch: New Climate Scenarios - Implications for Water Management

Waterwired - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:07
Friend and colleague Michael van der Valk of hydrology.nl and the Netherlands Hydrological Society sent the following to me: On 4–5 June 2014 the Netherlands Hydrological Society (NHV), together with the Dutch Foundation for Applied Water Research (STOWA), organized a symposium on the implications of the new climate scenarios for...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/K47JLdfMyEM" height="1" width="1"/

Global Water Forum Publication: 'Global Water: Issues and Insights'

Waterwired - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 14:59
Just released by the Global Water Forum and published by the Australian National University Press: Global Water: Issues and Insights. You can download the entire document or chapter-by-chapter. Download Global_Water_Issues_and_Insights Download 1.-Introduction Introduction Freshwater governance holds a prominent position in the global policy agenda. Burgeoning water demand due to population...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/dxXXgma8BMU" height="1" width="1"/

My Ten Cents: 'The Santa Cruz Declaration' Misses Some Points Groundwater, Too

Waterwired - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:37
Yesterday one of my email lists contained this message from Ben Crow: The Santa Cruz Declaration on the Global Water Crisis came out of a US National Science Foundation sponsored workshop on Equitable Water Governance last year. It was published in Water International earlier this year with commentary from several...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/50MgKa6UNvQ" height="1" width="1"/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 14 July 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 16:36
More fascinating news articles 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 subject line and the email address will be added to the listing....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/VRHFZ9UxgKQ" height="1" width="1"/

Slow Sunday (but Saw Sarah Sheldrick); Two Weeks Ago - Sarah, Stephen Dan; Tim's Comment

Waterwired - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 21:47
Enjoying a nice early-afternoon thunderstorm in Corvallis. Looks like the high temperature today will be kept to the low 80s Fahrenheit, about ten degrees lower than predicted. Downside: it's more humid. Ran into Sarah Sheldrick at Starbucks this morning. Sarah teaches at OSU and told me she's applying for a...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/QcRPXBTtTXY" height="1" width="1"/

Joshua Newton's Water Jobs and More - 12 July 2014

Waterwired - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 17:08
Josh actually sent this on 11 July; I received it too late to post on that day. 1) Communication Manager - UNESCO-IHE (Delft, The Netherlands) 2) Post-doc Researcher (“Strengthening strategic delta planning processes in Bangladesh, the Netherlands, Vietnam and beyond”) - UNESCO-IHE (Delft, The Netherlands) 3) French Speakers: Regional Communications...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/UwLJe1XogI4" height="1" width="1"/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 5 - 11 July 2014

Waterwired - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 02:11
Self-promotion alert! Here we go.... Looking west across Lake Tahoe with former UNR student and good friend Sarah Raker. This was on 29 June 2014 on a wonderful field trip in the Truckee River basin led by Janet Phillips, who is developing a Tahoe (Truckee River source) - Pyramid Lake...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/gRTCCBNFP4Q" height="1" width="1"/

HR Hearing Charter and Report: 'Navigating the Clean Water Act: Is Water Wet?'

Waterwired - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:56
So will Congress determine whether water is wet? Could take some time. Friend and colleague Jan Schoonmaker of Van Scoyoc Associates sent this material to me. The following message accompanied his email. The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a hearing yesterday on the scope and impact of the...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/k85fih4ztt8" height="1" width="1"/