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Choices Theme Issue: 'Water Scarcity, Food Production, and Environmental Sustainability - Can Policy Make Sense?' (Open Access)

Waterwired - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 19:08
Thanks to good friend and economist extraordinaire Ari Michelsen of Texas Aamp;M AgriLife Research and Extension Center for sending me the link to this great Choices theme issue. The magazine is published by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). Enjoy! 1) Theme Overview: Water Scarcity, Food Production, and Environmental...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/-Lu--gvyzUQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 16 - 22 July 2016

Waterwired - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 17:21
Thermonuclear bomb blast? Love this photograph - a microburst during a thunderstorm over Phoenix, AZ. You can see a video by clicking here. Reminiscent of some of those H-bomb tests in the Pacific Ocean in the 1950s. Wow! Enjoy this week's summary. ************************************************************************* User's Guide - if you are new...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/EnRoZYiLdOU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Thursday Twofer Videos: 'The Importance of a Water Ethic' 'A Conversation on an American Water Ethic'

Waterwired - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 18:59
I discovered this short (just under 13 minutes), inspirational video on water ethics featuring Cynthia Barnett, Jeremy J. Schmidt, Christiana Z. Peppard, Jane Elder, Dorene Day, Rick Kyte, and Josephine Mandamin. The video is courtesy of the Center for Humans and Nature 'Fostering a Water Ethic' project. Here is another...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/h8zhNcrHHko" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Thesis: 'Transboundary Water Institutions in Developing Countries: A Case Study in Afghanistan'

Waterwired - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 17:04
My Afghan graduate student, Idrees Malyar, successfully defended his Water Resources Policy and Management Master's thesis last month: Transboundary Water Institutions in Developing Countries: A Case Study in Afghanistan. Idrees was originally trained as a civil engineer and decided to switch to the policy and management side of water so...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/_DOnS31sqb4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 19 July 2016

Waterwired - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 16:06
Josh's new Water Jobs website is up! Take a look here! His jobs are on Facebook, too! View Josh's 19 July 2016 water jobs online here. Here are the 12 July jobs as a PDF and Word doc (these do not include 'Additional Postions' that I have added): PDF: Download...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/1z1pQqF0vxs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 18 July 2016

Waterwired - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 18:58
Elaine reports that the 'dog days of summer' have returned to Reno. I remember those days only too well... Great list of news items today - but what's new? Would you be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards via email directly from Elaine? Send an email to Geosciences-BBoard@att.net with the...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/z3U-X9sH2o4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

GAO Report: 'Status of GAO Recommendations to EPA'

Waterwired - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 15:54
This is a great idea - a GAO report on the status of its recommendations to the EPA: Status of GAO Recommendations to EPA. Download Highlights_677838 Download Full_Report_677837 What GAO Found As of May 23, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had implemented 174 of the 325 recommendations GAO...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/UKMCwpnbtuA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

GAO Report: 'Status of Efforts to Address Nonpoint Source Water Pollution through the Section 319 Program'

Waterwired - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 23:03
Hot off the press from the good folks at the GAO: Status of Efforts to Address Nonpoint Source Water Pollution through the Section 319 Program. It's really just a 5-page letter that deals with a vexing problem. Download GAO_678398 What GAO Found From fiscal years 2011 through 2014, the most...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Q-wxfR2yRrA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 9 - 15 July 2016

Waterwired - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 01:51
John Fleck, WaterWonk/journalist extraordinaire whose new book the Colorado River basin - Water is for Fighting Over: and Other Myths about Water in the West - is due out on 1 September, recently sent around the following graphic showing Albuquerque's 50% decrease in per capita water use over two decades....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/5xqAhosWZRM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Listen Up! Lisa Beutler: 'What to Do about Wicked Water Problems'

Waterwired - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 16:31
Wicked water problems - grown women and men cringe when they hear those three words. You probably have your 'favorite' WWP - mine is the California Bay-Delta morass. Friend, colleague, AWRA Board member and MWH Global facilitator extraordinaire Lisa Beutler presented her ideas on these vexing dilemmas at the recent...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/FN1fsyZqh_k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Earth Security Group: 'CEO Report: Global Depletion of Aquifers'

Waterwired - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 20:51
The Earth Security Group recently released its Earth Security Index 2016 (see my 26 June post). The target audiences are multinational corporations and governments - and of course WaterWonks like me. In my post I commented on the succinct but excellent chapter on global groundwater. The ESG has now extracted...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/GwzyOyHllPk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 12 July 2016

Waterwired - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 21:21
Josh's awesome new Water Jobs website is up! Take a look here! His jobs are on Facebook, too! View Josh's 12 July 2016 water jobs online here. Here are the 12 July jobs as a PDF and Word doc (these do not include 'Additional Postions' that I have added): PDF:...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/VWWFTg6pBEE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 11 July 2016

Waterwired - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 02:57
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 previous Bulletin Boards are archived here and at #EJHBB on Twitter....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/bXD3k3Rw7Os" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Water Resource Specialists: The U.S. Department of Labor Kindly Requests Your Assistance in Defining 'Water Resource Specialist'

Waterwired - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 20:58
Last summer about this time I asked you for assistance in helping the US Department of Labor ensure that the occupational term 'Hydrologist' 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. 119...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/sGWMjfqHg5A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

FMSO Report: 'Conflict over Water Related Resources in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan and Its Impact on Local Security'

Waterwired - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 02:50
Since I just learned of the Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO) and I seem to be on a Central Asian tear these days, here's a brief 2011 FMSO report by Matthew Stein that caught my eye: Conflict over Water Related Resources in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan and Its Impact on Local...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/qkFl2TNjvV4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 2 - 8 July 2016

Waterwired - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 03:44
Some pictures.... These are by Mark Robak, taken from Highway 99 in California's Central Valley. Lastly, this gorgeous shot of anticrepuscular rays, taken in early June 2016 by Regina Kelly in Westminster, CO (story here). ************************************************************************* User's Guide - if you are new to this summary: each of the items...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/cErM8V7SLNQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Paper: 'Staying the Course: Collaborative Modeling to Support Adaptive and Resilient Water Resource Governance in the Inland Northwest'

Waterwired - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 03:51
One of my favorite WaterWonks is Allyson Beall King. She does collaborative modeling like few people can (maybe tied with Stacy Lansdale). I've used her paper on collaborative modeling in the Palouse Basin in my classes for about five years: Sustainable Water Resource Management and Participatory System Dynamics. Case Study:...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/Ja7FoKb4CHU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Review Paper: 'Enhancing Groundwater Governance by Making the Linkage with Multiple Uses of the Subsurface Space and Other Subsurface Resources'

Waterwired - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 21:05
Check out this paper from the open-access journal Water: Enhancing Groundwater Governance by Making the Linkage with Multiple Uses of the Subsurface Space and Other Subsurface Resources by Jac van der Gun, Alice Aureli, and Andrea Merla. Download Water-08-00222 Abstract One of the aspects highlighted in the Framework for Action...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/p0iqylhO9yo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 5 July 2016

Waterwired - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 20:33
Josh is in Brasilia attending the Kick-Off meeting for the 8th World Water Forum. Josh's awesome new Water Jobs website is up! Take a look here! His jobs are on Facebook, too! View Josh's 5 July 2016 water jobs online here. Here are the 5 July jobs as a PDF...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/gH6-mFeDLGA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 4 July 2016

Waterwired - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 18:29
Be it rain, shine, sleet, snow, or national holiday, Elaine comes through with her wonderful Bulletin Boards! Enjoy the Fourth of July and celebrate safely! 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...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/8rycIzOQ8Ao" height="1" width="1" alt=""/