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Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 28 March 2017

Waterwired - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:20
Career Development Webinars: Josh is planning to develop some of these. Vote here for your favorites! Speaking of career opportunities, you won't have to worry about learning to use an electric-analog groundwater flow model. Here's the cover of the March-April 2017 issue of the journal Groundwater, showing the (late) legendary...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/-DaOUxUy060" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 27 March 2017

Waterwired - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 16:09
Elaine reports that Spring has come to the Reno area - stormy and cold! She does an amazing job compiling these stories each week, like clockwork, come hell or high water! Thanks, Elaine! Hey - we're getting 12 new cloud-related features after almost 70 years! Read about it by clicking...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/ofTXjeIEnBA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

G. Tracy Mehan III's Op-Ed: 'Cleaning Water and Cutting Budgets: A Case for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)'

Waterwired - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 17:21
G. Tracy Mehan III, a frequent contributor to WaterWired, and Ian Gansler penned this Op-Ed on WIFIA. Download Mehan_OpEd_WIFIA More information on WIFIA can be found here. Mehan is former Assistant Administrator for Water at US EPA in the administration of President George W. Bush and now executive director for...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/ZiilOd66rBw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Water, Volume 9, Issue 3 (March 2017)

Waterwired - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 22:14
Here is is the latest issue of the open-access journal Water, Volume 9, issue 3 (March 2017). If you cannot access the articles, visit the issue's homepage - click here. Special Issues. You'll note there are some 'Special Issues' in this issue, some with just one or a few papers...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/0hIyuXdRV-o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 18 - 24 March 2017

Waterwired - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:11
Oh, boy! Another water book! This one is edited by Pat Mulroy, erstwhile head of the Southern Nevada Water Authority and now with the Brookings Institution and a few other organizations. To hear an interview with her click here. Check out the chapter titles and authors. Good bunch of folks....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/ncgGm1boPiE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Enough Groundwater for the Tourists? Paper: 'When Wells Run Dry: Water and Tourism in Nicaragua'

Waterwired - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 18:22
Kevin McCray, CEO of NGWA, just informed me of this paper published by Thomas LaVanchy in the Elsevier journal Annals of Tourism Research, Vol 64, May 2017, pp. 37-50 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2017.02.006] When Wells Run Dry: Water and Tourism in Nicaragua. Download LaVanchy_2017 Abstract This article uses a political ecology approach to...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/JD5fZ2ouhAI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

My Better-Late-Than-Never Paper: 'Mississippi v. Memphis: The Curious Case of the Memphis Sand Aquifer'

Waterwired - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 18:24
Imagine my surprise when I learned that a paper I wrote almost seven years ago finally was published, without my knowledge. I gave a presentation on the Mississippi v. Tennessee groundwater case at a UNESCO-IHP meeting in Paris in December 2010. All speakers were asked to provide a brief paper...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/b6AGx2hXd9Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 22 March 2017 - Special World Water Day Edition!

Waterwired - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 15:02
Special World Water Day edition! Check out the Global Water Partnership's new website! You can check out Josh's website for all the jobs. His jobs are on Facebook, too. I will list the jobs I posted last week that are still open, any new ones and my usual general employment...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/q-k1FkhKeu4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 20 March 2017

Waterwired - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 18:53
It's the vernal equinox today! This Wednesday is World Water Day. 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 subject line and the email address will be added to Elaine's email list. Elaine's...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/j3_-bsKcqQA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Paper: 'Global Patterns of Shallow Groundwater Temperatures'

Waterwired - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 17:24
Another groundwater paper I enjoyed: Global patterns of shallow groundwater temperatures by Susanne A Benz, Peter Bayer and Philipp Blum, Environmental Research Letters, Volume 12, Number 3. Download Benz_2017_Environ._Res._Lett._12_034005 Click here for supplementary materials. Brings back memories of shallow temperature surveys we conducted in Dixie Valley, NV, in the late...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/1utuiqA7D_Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Paper: 'Enhanced Groundwater Recharge Rates and Altered Recharge Sensitivity to Climate Variability Through Subsurface Heterogeneity'

Waterwired - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 18:46
Hot off the press from PNAS: Enhanced groundwater recharge rates and altered recharge sensitivity to climate variability through subsurface heterogeneity, by Andreas Hartmann, Tom Gleeson, Yoshihide Wada, and Thorsten Wagenerb. I enjoyed this one. Good stuff! Download Hartmann et al. - 2017 Supporting information: Download Pnas.201614941SI Click on the figures...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/gp-fuBDnDKg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

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

Waterwired - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 23:12
Happy St. Patrick's Day to my Irish friends, even if they're Irish just for the day. I remember this day because of my marching band days, during which I partook in the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. Not an experience I wish to repeat any time soon....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/go64xZQ-1Aw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Report: 'Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress'

Waterwired - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 02:53
This 14 March 2017 CRS report, coordinated by Frank Gottron, should be a real eye-opener: Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress. Download CRS_Samp;T_115Congress_14March2017 Summary Science and technology (Samp;T) have a pervasive influence over a wide range of issues confronting the nation. Public and private research and development spur...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/w9nlc3aGoCY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Report: 'Dark Web'

Waterwired - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 01:28
This report by Kristin Finklea probably has the shortest title of any CRS report - two words, seven letters: Dark Web, published on 10 March 2017. It's different from the usual ones I post but thought it would be of interest to WaterWired's readership. Sounds like the title of a...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/QlUxZ9O5ibA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 14 March 2017

Waterwired - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:09
Interested in an academic opportunity? We are seeking applicants for a three-university (UNESCO-IHE, University for Peace, and Oregon State University) water cooperation and diplomacy joint Master's program. Click here. Due date: 31 March 2017 Students and Young Professionals: want some help with your career in water resources? Download the free...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/XKiL5zNt58g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

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

Waterwired - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 18:32
Two weeks ago Elaine said that Punxutawney Phil was right - 6 more weeks of winter!!! But the recent wether in Reno has been quite pleasant. Maybe Phil came back out. The Atlantic seafloor map is from Elaine's post about Marie Tharp. Would you be interested in receiving these Bulletin...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/szD4hvFdOik" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

My Ten Cents - Book Review: 'High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater'

Waterwired - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:45
Disclosure notice: How much time do you have? Yale University Press (YUP) asked and paid me a few hundred dollars to review both the book proposal and final manuscript. They cajoled (ha!) me into writing a brief blurb for the back cover. YUP also sent me a free copy (after...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/_SGjoInfLi0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Report: 'Federal Land Ownership - Overview and Data'

Waterwired - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 19:16
Federal land ownership - always a hot topic, especially here in the Western USA. This 3 March 2017 CRS report tells it like it is: Federal Land Ownership: Overview and Data, by Carol Hardy Vincent, Laura A. Hanson, and Carla N. Argueta. Lots of great information - displacement behavior galore!...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/YtMmPYxUocc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 4 - 10 March 2017

Waterwired - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 04:22
Two big events last week: International Women's Day (8 November 2017) and the beginning of National Groundwater Awareness Week, 5 - 11 March 2017. In the USA many of us turn our clocks ahead one hour this Sunday morning. Yes, it's Daylight Saving Time (DST) again! Do it Saturday night...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/UqCSHfku2sE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Report: 'Federally Funded Academic Research Requirements - Background and Issues in Brief'

Waterwired - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 04:55
A recent (28 February 2017) CRS report of special interest to many of my colleagues in academia: Federally Funded Academic Research Requirements: Background and Issues in Brief by Laurie A. Harris and Marcy E. Gallo. Click on the graphics to enlarge them. Download CRS_Fed_Academic_Research_28Feb2017 Summary For decades, the federal government...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/swzVLtSTxKg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/