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Brendan Galipeau Paper: 'Socio-Ecological Vulnerability in a Tibetan Village on the Mekong River, China'

Waterwired - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 20:10
Brendan A. Galipeau just sent me this paper (I served on his Master's committee) that appears in the current issue of the journal Himalaya. The work is based upon his Master's thesis. Download Galipeau_Himalaya_Final Brendan received his M.A. in Applied Anthropology at Oregon State University in 2012 and is now...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Dk_nmMt8URc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 13 - 19 December 2014

Waterwired - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 03:35
How to say 'This is crap!' in different cultures, from the Harvard Business Review (click to enlarge). Here is an interesting graphic from AGI. I won't attempt to explain it. Consider it my holiday gift to you. **************************************************************************** User's Guide - if you are new to this summary: Each of...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/JJgnI0tQKtc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Kim Ogren: Multi-Jurisdictional Challenges of Transboundary Water Management - Lessons From the Columbia River Treaty Reviews

Waterwired - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:45
Kim Ogren, PhD (Geography) at Oregon State University, recently penned the brief article 'Multi-Jurisdictional Challenges of Transboundary Water Management: Lessons From the Columbia River Treaty Reviews' that appeared in the November 2014 issue of AWRA's magazine, Water Resources IMPACT, that focused on North American Transboundary/Border Issues. The issue's Table of...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/gGViV4jxvro" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Groundwater Guru Todd Jarvis Opines: Transboundary Governance of Groundwater and Aquifers

Waterwired - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 03:41
Friend and colleague W. Todd Jarvis, hydrogeologist extraordinaire, is one of the world's experts on groundwater governnance, management, collaboration, and conflict. If you don't believe me, check out his seminal book, Contesting Hidden Waters: Conflict Resolution for Groundwater and Aquifers, the first and only one of its kind on the...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/zD8PDr8yOhs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Ralph Pentland's Perspective: Canada - USA Water Relations

Waterwired - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 20:36
Ralph Pentland, one of Canada's foremost water experts, penned the brief article, 'Canada-United States Water Relations: One Canadian’s Perspective'. It appeared in the November 2014 issue of AWRA's magazine, Water Resources IMPACT, that focused on North American Transboundary/Border Issues: Download 1411imp_toc It's a very good article, for the WaterWonk or...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/HSqYn-rXjuQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 15 December 2014

Waterwired - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 02:45
News from last week from Elaine and Spot the Wonder Steer. Check out the 'Ebola' category just below the second red heading. There are also links to stories about more diseases. Do you know of a colleague who would be interested inreceiving these Bulletin Boards? Please forward to them. A...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/nDl0TSY8zw8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Joshua Newton's Water Jobs More - 16 December 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 14:01
Joshua sent these to me on 15 December 2014. Lots of great opportunities! 1) Senior Environmental Affairs Officer - UNEP (Nairobi) 2) Director General - WorldFish (Malaysia) 3) External Final Evaluation (Water and Hygiene Promotion) - Croix Rouge (Vanuatu): Download ToR final eval SCP2 4) Field Staff: WASH - Action...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/oD4i-Id3iv0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Sunday Silliness: Report - Solving the Postdoc Problem

Waterwired - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 08:10
This has been making its way around the Twittersphere.... I think magic pixie dust is by far the best option. Higher pay? Better mentoring? C'mon, get serious! "An academic dialect is perfected when its terms are hard to understand and refer only to one another." - Mason Cooleyimg src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Xjrh8WooQ_c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Paper: 'Implications of Using On-Farm Flood Flow Capture To Recharge Groundwater and Mitigate Flood Risks Along the Kings River, CA'

Waterwired - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 06:04
Just received this paper from a good friend: 'Implications of Using On-Farm Flood Flow Capture To Recharge Groundwater and Mitigate Flood Risks Along the Kings River, CA', by Philip A. M. Bachand, Sujoy B. Roy, Joe Choperena, Don Cameron, and William R. Horwath, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2014, 48, 13601−13609. Download...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/_W2ZR8qYMnc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 6 - 12 December 2014

Waterwired - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:37
Late today. Recovering from my four days at NWGA's Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas, where OSU colleague Dorthe Wildenschild (shown here) gave her farewell Darcy Lecture. The big West Coast storm wreaked a lot of havoc yesterday, including an 'exciting' landing for me at Portland International Airport last night. What...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/5VPTNbmIyqo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Report: 'Causes and Predictability of the 2011-14 California Drought'

Waterwired - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 16:06
Here is a copy of the Seager report on the anthropogenic (or not) nature of the current California drought. Be patient if you download it; it is about 23 MB. Abstract The causes and predictability of the California drought during the three consecutive rainy seasons (November-April) 2011/12 to 2013/14 are...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/3VpLO0of2p8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

JWARP Wednesday + Joel Gat's Book: 1) Stable Isotopes Municipal Water Supply; 2) Environmental Dimensions of GW in Brazil

Waterwired - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 05:29
All right! Three of my FAVE topics: stable isotope hydrology, water supply, and groundwater - all from the open-access journal JWARP. The stable isotopes remind me of my long-ago days using them to model groundwater flow on the Nevada Test Site, just a stone's throw from where I am right...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/cxMumoQafFY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Report: 'Water Governance Climate Change - Drought in California as a Lens on Our Climate Future'

Waterwired - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 03:34
Thoughtful report from the Water in the West folks at Stanford University: Water Governance and Climate Change: Drought in California as a Lens on Our Climate Future by Jacqueline Peel and Janny Choy. Download Water Governance and Climate Change_final2 Here is the blurb accompanying the email notification sent by Leon...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/8zmBMWTWPPQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 8 December 2014

Waterwired - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:36
News from last week from Elaine and Spot the Wonder Steer. Check out the 'Ebola' category just below the second red heading. There are also links to stories about more diseases. Do you know of a colleague who would be interested inreceiving these Bulletin Boards? Please forward to them. A...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/xAjj1igucro" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Sunday Surprise - Papers: 1) Lessons Learned from ASR in the USA; 2) MAR - San Pedro River, Arizona, USA

Waterwired - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 15:45
A couple of good papers on Aqifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) - Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) from the open-access journals JWARP and Water. 1) Bloetscher, F., Sham, C.H., Danko III, J.J. and Ratick, S. (2014) Lessons Learned from Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Systems in the United States. Journal of...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/G-nYN2o-R_U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Whatever Happened To 'The Dog Ate My Homework'?

Waterwired - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 05:14
Next week begins our week-long exam period at OSU. Final exam times and dates are set by the university months in advance, well before the term begins, with little slack in the system. I do cut students some slack if they have reasonable excuses and let me know the first...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/jZL_3-fUIBA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Dynamic Duo Tara Davis Dan Bell: 'Watershed Restoration Planning Partnerships, Willamette Valley'

Waterwired - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 05:11
Last night at Oregon State University we were treated to a 'dynamic duo' presentation by Tara Davis, Executive Director of the Calapooia Watershed Council, and Dan Bell, Grasslands-Willamette Valley Team Lead, of the Oregon office of The Nature Conservancy. ' Their presentation dealt with partnerships - between TNC-Oregon and local...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/6CbP8RxG-_I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 29 November - 5 December 2014

Waterwired - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 04:48
I will be heading to NGWA's Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas next week, 9-12 December. It is the place to be if you do groundwater so I hope to see you there! Maybe Ginny Groundwater (on the far left) will make an appearance! Unlikely, but one can dream. I think...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/-o8Bpoyi044" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

JWARP, 6 (17) - November 2014 (Open Access): ASR Lessons Learned; As N in GW; K SAR; Water Demand; More!

Waterwired - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 03:49
The latest from JWARP. If you cannot download these papers here, go to the volume's homepage. 1) Lessons Learned from Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Systems in the United States Frederick Bloetscher, Chi Ho Sham, Joseph J. Danko III, Samuel Ratick Abstract | References Full-Text PDF Pub. Date: November 28,...img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/AoK8z2BnhwE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

My Ten Cents - Book Review: 'The Collapse of Western Civilization'

Waterwired - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 02:46
One of my high-school teachers - Brother Leahy, I think - would always mutter something about the 'impending collapse of Western civilization' whenever we'd screw up in physics lab. Little did he (or I) know. This is quite the book to be reviewing, what with COP20 ongoing in Lima, Peru,...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/PAq41Dnx2mo" height="1" width="1"/