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Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 23 August 2016

Waterwired - 1 hour 36 min ago
A few notes from Josh: First drinks are still on at World Water Week on 31 August 2016 at 20:00. I’m scouting out locations there soon and will let you know as soon as I can. You may have noticed that the total number of jobs that is shown on...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/gpNcx8TjSCY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 22 August 2016

Waterwired - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 02:37
Elaine reports that it is still dry in Reno although a strange substance - she thinks it was 'rain' - fell last Wednesday. Here in Corvallis it broke 100 F (38 degrees C) last week. This photo from China is from Elaine's list - the story about sinking coal-mining towns....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/PV44q4or0kM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

NGWA - AWRA Groundwater Visibility Initiative Workshop: Final Report, Agenda, Attendees; GW at 8WWF Redux

Waterwired - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 20:27
Shill alert: I was involved in the GVI workshop from the start and am one of the co-authors of the final report. I am a member of NGWA and AWRA, and Technical Director of AWRA. I promoted the workshop in an April 2016 blog post. Here is what I said...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/PJpn_dTYnyE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Paper: 'Coming to the Table: Collaborative Governance and Groundwater Decision-Making in Coastal California'

Waterwired - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 04:07
Just received this paper from Abigail Brown, Ruth Langridge, and Kirsten Rudestam: 'Coming to the Table: Collaborative Governance and Groundwater Decision-Making in Coastal California', recently published in the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. Abby was my MS student at Oregon State University and is now a doctoral student at...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/IJbYlN13cYs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 13 - 19 August 2016

Waterwired - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 00:46
Great article about monadnocks (aka 'inselbergs') in Quebec by Courtney van Stolk on her excellent Blue Marble Earth blog. I love this photo of one below: ************************************************************************* User's Guide - if you are new to this summary: each of the items here is a Tweet from my WaterWired Twitter account...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/583jy83T0uc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Water/Wastewater Engineers: Listen Up! The U.S. Department of Labor Kindly Requests Your Assistance in Defining Your Disciplines

Waterwired - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 01:21
About a month ago I asked you for assistance in helping the US Department of Labor ensure that the occupational term 'Water Resource Specialist' was properly defined. You responded and the folks (Tammy Belcher) at RTI (Research Triangle Institute), a Department of Labor contractor, were very appreciative. Tammy (877-233-7348 ext....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/N7FLi8haNz4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Mississippi v. Memphis Supreme Court Groundwater Case: Webinar Update and More!

Waterwired - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 21:28
One clarification: when I mentioned that a trial was set for 31 October 2016, that referred to the Georgia v. Florida water case. I did not see the original written message from Bennett Bearden. I apologize for misleading my viewers. In a few days I will post answers to some...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/VbsXo2qWsPs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 16 August 2016

Waterwired - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 20:49
The Water Resources Graduate Program at OSU now has a jobs page. You can access it here. Josh's new Water Jobs website is up! Take a look here! His jobs are on Facebook, too! View Josh's 16 August 2016 water jobs online here. Here are the 16 August jobs as...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/I_2RSd_G53Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 15 August 2016

Waterwired - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 14:31
Elaine reports that it is still hot in Reno. Here in Corvallis it is supposed to break 100 F (38 degrees C) later this week. This photo of the Simpson Desert in Australia is from Elaine's list. Would you be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards via email directly from...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/_6hQsIK9DuI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

GAO Report: 'Levee Safety - USACE and FEMA Have Made Little Progress in Carrying Out Required Activities'

Waterwired - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 02:16
Yesterday - CISA for flood risk management; today - levees. This one doesn't sound real good. From the Government Accountability Office (GAO): Levee Safety: Army Corps and FEMA Have Made Little Progress in Carrying Out Required Activities. Download GAO_Levee_Highlights Download GAO_Levee_Full What GAO Found The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/nH5NJOWT0Jc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

ASFPM Foundation Report Extols 'A Climate-Informed Science Approach (CISA) to Flood Risk Management'

Waterwired - Sat, 08/13/2016 - 17:57
A Climate-Informed Science Approach (CISA) to flood risk management? What a novel concept! Here's a recent piece in the Digital Journal announcing a new report from the ASFPM Foundation: Flood risk in the nation is changing, increasing in intensity, frequency and cost. And flood risk professionals, who once relied on...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/iwR88y2VXBc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 6 - 12 August 2016

Waterwired - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 22:03
Great 12-minute video from Eleanor Allen, CEO of Water For People: Enough said. ************************************************************************* 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. It is not a comprehensive...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/fNWfISFS19M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Report: 'Evolution of the Meaning of “Waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act'

Waterwired - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 04:26
More on the Clean Water Act and 'Waters of the United States' - this time from CRS attorney Stephen P. Mulligan: Evolution of the Meaning of "Waters of the United States" in the Clean Water Act. Download CRS_ CWA_Waters-of_US-8August2016 Summary The scope of waters that are properly the subject of...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/EPVLeAmbbFI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Dave Kreamer Opines: Hydrophilanthropy Gone Awry - When Do-Gooders Do Bad...and More!

Waterwired - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 01:37
Good friend and colleague Dave Kreamer of UNLV just published a thoughtful, provocative paper in GSA Special Paper 520 Geoscience for the Public Good and Global Development: Toward a Sustainable Future, edited by Gregory R. Wessel and Jeffrey K. Greenberg. Here is the title of Dave's paper: 'Hydrophilanthropy Gone Wrong—How...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Uhn78j0TzQk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 9 August 2016

Waterwired - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 15:32
Josh's new Water Jobs website is up! Take a look here! His jobs are on Facebook, too! View Josh's 9 August 2016 water jobs online here. Here are the92 August jobs as a PDF and Word doc (these do not include 'Additional Positions' that I have added): Word: Download 9...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/QGa7US2-y3E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 8 August 2016

Waterwired - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 07:10
Real hot temperatures have subsided in Reno. Elaine even reported a bit of nip in the morning air. Still fires burning just north of her place in Golden Valley; about 1700 acres have burned. Check out the 'smiley face' in Kilauea's crater. Would you be interested in receiving these Bulletin...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/_FBxdPxM8xo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

My Ten Cents: 'Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World' (aka, 'It's a Desert, Stupid!')

Waterwired - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 04:45
Disclosure Notice I met author Seth M. Siegel at a meeting in Washington, DC, on 21 March 2016. There, he spoke about his book and the Israeli water miracle. The Singer Foundation and Start-Up Nation Central provided free copies for all present, including yours truly. The latter is an organization...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/ChuSeEm9EY0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Goodness Gracious! 1) Groundwater Governance Galore - Trifecta; 2) Global Change and Groundwater

Waterwired - Sat, 08/06/2016 - 03:58
Three new documents on groundwater governance [GWG} have just been released by FAO, UNESCO/IHP, IAH, The World Bank, and GEF: 1) Shared Global Vision for Groundwater Governance 2030 Download GWG_VISION_EN [click for French] 2) Global Framework for Action to Achieve the Vision Download GWG_FRAMEWORK_EN [click for French] 3) Global Diagnostic...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/9LvfDk7U2eU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 30 July - 5 August 2016

Waterwired - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 21:08
Shill alert! Good friend and water journalist extraordinaire John Fleck had a lot to celebrate this past week. So did the rest of us. His new book, Water is for Fighting Over and Other Myths about Water in the West started being shipped. My copy arrived yesterday and I am...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/bYvi01zqI7Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Report: 'Measuring Cost-Effectiveness of Environmental Water Transactions'

Waterwired - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 17:51
A few days ago I received the following 'Dear Colleague' email from Konrad Fisher, Director of Klamath Riverkeeper: I’m happy to share with you a new report released by CA Coastkeeper Alliance and Klamath Riverkeeper titled Measuring Cost-Effectiveness of Environmental Water Transactions. The report includes an analysis of environmental water...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/CejWgG1Vj_g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/