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

Waterwired - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:51
The Portland (OR) Water Bureau will drain one of its reservoirs of 38M gallons (almost 117 acre-feet) of water because a man was videotaped urinating in it. Hardly cause for concern, but it's for PR. City Commissioner Nick Fish, who oversees the PWB, said in The Oregonian: “Politics had no...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/1pEhjQFrMWc" height="1" width="1"/

Sandra Zellmer Christine Klein Guest Post: Missouri River Floodplain Owners Seeking a “Double-Take” from Taxpayers

Waterwired - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:49
A few days ago I posted my review of Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster, by Christine A. Klein, the Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law at the University of Florida and Sandra B. Zellmer, the Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska. Below is...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/2aJT9WpULk0" height="1" width="1"/

Address: 'Selecting for a Healthy Relationship between Californians and the Water that Sustains Them'

Waterwired - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:41
Today's weekly edition of the California Water Plan eNews contained a link to a recent address by Steven Moore, P.E., a member of the California Water Resources Control Board. Moore made the comments to the 26 March 2014 joint meeting of the Tribal Advisory Committee and Public Advisory Committee. Download...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/E5ghLXFtgyI" height="1" width="1"/

My Ten Cents - Book Review: 'Mississippi River Tragedies' (aka 'Cadillac Heartland')

Waterwired - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:44
Cutting to the chase: Read the book! Well-written and researched with a strong message: no more floodless floodplains - let rivers flood! Disclosure notice: I received a free, unsolicited copy of this book from the publisher. I know the first author, Christine A. Klein, from our time on the NRC...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/cw8tXrD7IHo" height="1" width="1"/

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

Waterwired - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:26
Do you know of a colleague who would be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards? Please forward to them. A quick email to Geoscience-BBoard@att.net with the word "subscribe" in the subject line and the email address will be added to the listing. Geosciences Bulletin Board – Compiled by Elaine J....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/KL_NdtDSK1U" height="1" width="1"/

Duct Taping a Pipe? Report: 'Before The Well Runs Dry - Improving the Linkage Between Groundwater Land Use Planning'

Waterwired - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 20:34
The folks at Water in the West and the Woods Institute for the Environment have a new report on California's groundwater. Here is a previous report extolling the virtues of local groundwater management. Download Before The Well Runs Dry - Water in the West Stanford I would have loved to...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/qu3OB7MVPvI" height="1" width="1"/

Can We Solve a 21st Century Problem with 19th Century Laws?

Waterwired - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:20
That was the question posed by Fred Phillips of New Mexico Tech in his keynote address at the 2013 meeting of the New Mexico Academy of Sciences. The full title of his talk was, 'New Mexico's Dwindling Water Supply: Can We Solve a 21st Century Problem using 19th Century Laws?'....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/q6rDP5HQvww" height="1" width="1"/

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

Waterwired - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 18:40
This photo, from Justin Quinn, is titled, 'Uncle Sam's Bad Habit'. I like it. It's almost as funny as someone from The Nature Conservancy using a bottled water promotional video to advance the idea that groundwater is inaccessible. The following words of wisdom accompanied the Tweet: checkout this cool site...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/MGMDk2VKRXQ" height="1" width="1"/

Infographic and Report: Looming Water Challenges for US Corporations

Waterwired - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 01:17
An infographic from the Pacific Institute's Insights blog that asks the question, "Do Businesses in the U.S. Have an Enlightened Self-Interest in Sustainable Water Management?" by Jason Morrison. In a related matter, the Pacific Institute and VOX Global released a report, Bridging Concern with Action: Are US Companies Prepared for...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/soeyMcgYTLc" height="1" width="1"/

My Presentation: 'Integrated Water Resources Management: The Emperor’s New Clothes or Indispensable Process?'

Waterwired - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:51
Here is my keynote presentation for the Western South Dakota Hydrology Meeting today in Rapid City: Download Campana_WSDHM_Talk_9_April_2014 Enjoy! "As Elinor Ostrom and her colleagues concluded a decade ago: (1) there is no one best system for governing water resources; and (2) many more viable options exist for resource management...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/B4zIpoqSvks" height="1" width="1"/

IPoE Final Report: Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project

Waterwired - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 16:03
I'm not a 'dam guy' but the International Panel of Experts' (IPoE) report on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) Project was sent to me out of the blue by an unknown individual bearing the name 'Eastern Nile Country' (Duhhhh....): Dear Sir(s) Please find attached the final report of the...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/S7bw0dg86V4" height="1" width="1"/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences Awareness - 7 April 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 17:25
Do you know of a colleague who would be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards? Please forward to them. A quick email to Geoscience-BBoard@att.net with the word "subscribe" in the subject line and the email address will be added to the listing. Geosciences Bulletin Board – Compiled by Elaine J....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/61Q67V2vlg8" height="1" width="1"/

Paper: 'Alongside the Right to Water, a Posthumanist Feminist Imaginary' by @AstridaNeimanis

Waterwired - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 15:36
This paper, "Alongside the Right to Water, a Posthumanist Feminist Imaginary" by Astrida Neimanis of Linköping University (Sweden), appears in the current issue of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment. It is freely downloadable. Download Jhre-1.2014.01.01 Abstract Arguing that a discourse of human rights may not allow for...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Ca-3soJ-_5o" height="1" width="1"/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 29 March - 4 April 2014

Waterwired - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 15:06
Before (top) and after (below) LiDAR photos of the Oso, WA, landslide; red dots are buildings. Thanks to Anne Jefferson for sending these. Originals here. What made the mountain move? Visit here. April Fools' Day New Publication: 'Journal Of Knowledge Environment' http://is.gd/fonB0x @USACEHQ Unleashes FART - 'Fix America's River Transportation'...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/LD6If4BALb4" height="1" width="1"/

CRS Report: EPA Army Corps’ Proposed Rule to Define “Waters of the United States”

Waterwired - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:45
More good stuff! Another great report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): EPA and the Army Corps’ Proposed Rule to Define “Waters of the United States”. Claudia Copeland is the author. Download CRS_Report_EPA-USACE_Waters_of_US Summary On March 25, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/BAyEQTca4s0" height="1" width="1"/

JAWRA (50:2) April 2014 - Featured Collection: 'Contaminants of Emerging Concern'

Waterwired - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 15:37
Great issue! Contaminants of emerging concern and six others, too! You will be able to freely access all abstracts. Some of the papers may be freely downloaded; others may require purchase. AWRA members will be able to freely download all. If these links don't work, go to the issue's homepage....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/fUckkjBhQJQ" height="1" width="1"/

CRS Report: 'Emergency Water Assistance During Drought - Federal Non-Agricultural Programs'

Waterwired - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:05
Okay - fun time is over for another year. Time to get serious again and restore my sullied reputation. And whta better way to do this than... Another great report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): Emergency Water Assistance During Drought - Federal Non-Agricultural Programs. The authors are Nicole T....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/S07MxotVSe0" height="1" width="1"/

USACE Proposes FART - 'Fix America's River Transportation' - to Revitalize New Orleans

Waterwired - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:07
In an April 1, 2014 New Orleans press conference, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District Supervisor Col. R.P. 'Pat' McGroin announced a mammoth engineering project - the world's largest - that would completely straighten, widen, and concrete-line the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The project,...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/L8deUkg4xCw" height="1" width="1"/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences Awareness - 31 March 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 16:39
Last one of the month! Do you know of a colleague who would be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards? Please forward to them. A quick email to Geoscience-BBoard@att.net with the word "subscribe" in the subject line and the email address will be added to the listing. Geosciences Bulletin Board...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/rja7mMc6-yo" height="1" width="1"/

Super Sunday Dual Review from G. Tracy Mehan: Saving the Forests, Protecting Water Quality

Waterwired - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 16:34
Who says Sunday's a slow day at WaterWired? No way! Thanks to the largesse of G. Tracy Mehan III (aka GTM3), a WaterWonk A-Lister, here are two papers plus GTM3's reviews of both. Such a deal! Note that GTM3 co-wrote the Foreword to the first publication, which he discloses in...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/GJJJa9M1s0A" height="1" width="1"/