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Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 30 May 2016

Waterwired - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 15:15
Even on Memorial Day weekend, Elaine comes through! Remember why we celebrate Memorial Day in the USA. It's not to promote furniture or car sales, but to remember those who died in the service of our country. Would you be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards via email directly from...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/bb7nWDHIGYA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Report: 'Global Access to Clean Drinking Water and Sanitation: U.S. and International Programs' (September 2012)

Waterwired - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 23:44
This September 2012 Congressional Research Service report by Tiaji Salaam-Blyther still has some useful information in it: Global Access to Clean Drinking Water and Sanitation: U.S. and International Programs. Download CRS_Global_Access to_Clean_DW Summary According to a 2012 report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/SJOYMLmc1C0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Report: 'Zika Response Funding: Request and Congressional Action'

Waterwired - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 00:04
Although I am posting this in the Beijing airport, there is no relationship between that fact and the content. This report by Susan B. Epstein and Sarah A. Lister was posted on 20 May 2016 by the Congressional Research Service: Zika Response Funding: Request and Congressional Action. Download CRS_Zika Summary...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/r5e2gdwZqjA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 21 - 27 May 2016

Waterwired - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 14:30
I'm headed home after six days in Yangon, Myanmar, for the Global Water Partnership Steering Committee meeting and a one-day 'High-Level Round Table on Water Security and Sustainable Development Goals ' event (click here) that had a significant positive effect in a country recovering from over 50 years of rule...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/79D9dq-rJsE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Water, 8 (5) - May 2016: Special Issues: Water Governance, Constructed Wetlands Management, Ecosystem Restoration, BMPs More!

Waterwired - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:05
From the folks at MDPI.... Water, Volume 8, Issue 5 (May 2016) If you cannot download the articles here, go the issue's home page - click here. Special Issues. You'll note there are several 'Special Issues' in this issue, some with just one or a few papers and some of...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/o28IAZT-H78" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Agenda and Background Paper: 'High-Level Round Table on Water Security and the Sustainable Development Goals'

Waterwired - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 14:13
On Tuesday, 24 May 2016, in Yangon, Myanmar, the Global Water Partnership and other organizations convened a High-Level Round Table on Water Security and the Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the agenda and background paper: Download High_Level_Meeting_Agenda Download High-Level_Paper Here is the paper's foreword: Foreword The Global Water Partnership (GWP)...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/ziubrNT1Cxk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 24 May 2016

Waterwired - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 16:27
Here are Josh's 24 May jobs online. Josh's new website is almost ready. Stay tuned. If you have any suggestions for Josh's website or wish to subscribe to this list, contact him: joshuat.newton@gmail.com. Read Josh's posts from Flint, where he volunteered for the Red Cross. Follow Josh on Twitter: (@joshnewtonH2O)....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/2lifgaN43sA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 23 May 2016

Waterwired - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 04:49
More exceptional news items from Elaine! I arrived in Yangon at 11:20 PM local time on 22 May (9:50 AM PDT). I am staying at the Inya Lake Hotel in the city. Here is the view from my room. In the background is a hotel under construction. The lake is...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/fMVNI7XP31Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Report: 'Integrated Remote Sensing Geostatistical Analysis for Estimating Groundwater Withdraws and Evaluating Water Level Heterogeneity'

Waterwired - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 03:06
If there's anything that might be more daunting than a carbonate aquifer when it comes to modeling and characterization it's a basalt aquifer. I know the karst boys and girls will argue that till the cows come home but for the sake of argument I'll call it a draw. That's...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/cXuwd-pcoAM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

GWP Annual Report 2015, New Faces, and Travel Time!

Waterwired - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 12:18
Shill alert: You know the drill. I'm on the Steering Committee of the Global Water Partnership. As I start my 27-hour trek to Yangon, Myanmar, for the semi-annual Steering Committee meeting of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) what better thing to do than post the GWP's Annual Report 2015. Here's...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/BhzbZxxOEXw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 14 - 20 May 2016

Waterwired - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 16:41
This version of the 'hydro-illogical cycle' is from Dave Murray, President of the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA). He talks about a 2 to 4 year 'PRP' or 'Political Return Period' as the amount of time we have after a flood (or fire, or whatever disaster) to do something before...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/JTUHnKktbAQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

My Ten Cents: Paper - 'Remote Detection of Water Management Impacts on Evapotranspiration in the Colorado River Basin'

Waterwired - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 13:27
'Remote Detection of Water Management Impacts on Evapotranspiration in the Colorado River Basin' by Stephanie L. Castle et al. was just published online in Geophysical Research Letters. Download Famiglietti-castle_ET_CRB_water_mgmt Download CRB_ET_Supplementary Abstract The complexity involved in accurate estimation and numerical simulation of regional evapotranspiration (ET) can lead to inconsistency among...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/QHYlv1Az-D8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Report: 'Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress'

Waterwired - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 04:59
Changes in the Arctic are on a lot of peoples' minds these days - even those of the US Congress! Ronald O'Rourke of the Congressional Research Service has done us all a service by producing the comprehensive report, Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress. Download CRS_Arctic_Issues_12May2016 Summary...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/0KbdnsGcdSw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Josh Newton's Water Jobs More - 17 May 2016

Waterwired - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 14:33
Here are Josh's 17 May jobs online. Josh's new website is almost ready. Stay tuned. If you have any suggestions for Josh's website or wish to subscribe to this list, contact him: joshuat.newton@gmail.com. Read Josh's posts from Flint, where he volunteered for the Red Cross. Follow Josh on Twitter: (@joshnewtonH2O)....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/96bU0a0_5AQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 16 May 2016

Waterwired - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 15:59
Spring looks like it has finally arrived in Reno according to Elaine. 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....img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/3YOn7SZv0jE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

My Five Cents - Review: UCS Water-Short Report: 'Confronting Climate Change in New Mexico'

Waterwired - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 01:33
Introduction Ten years after leaving the Land of Enchantment I'm still very interested in how my former home state (for 17 years - almost as long as my native land of New York) of New Mexico is faring, especially with respect to water. Suffice it to say that it's been...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/0ryC8SiGiig" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

G. Tracy Mehan III's Ten Cents: Encountering, Reviewing and Revealing Archdruid David Brower

Waterwired - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 19:32
G. Tracy Mehan III, whose prose simultaneously annoys and pleases me because it's so much better than mine, is back with a review written for The Environmental Forum. The following message accompanied his article: Attached is my review of several titles related to the life of David Brower who joined...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/fEABLq70wmw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 7 - 13 May 2016

Waterwired - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 20:56
Trust all is well on this Friday the 13th. Triskaidekaphobia is not my bane. Have a great weekend! Enjoy! ************************************************************************** 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...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/4ql5nFTbEwg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

GAO Report: 'Municipal Freshwater Scarcity: Using Technology to Improve Distribution System Efficiency and Tap Nontraditional Water Sources'

Waterwired - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 20:51
Just in time for US Infrastructure Week, 16-23 May 2016! Another government report hot off the press - 29 April 2016 to be exact. This one is from the GAO, titled: Municipal Freshwater Scarcity: Using Technology to Improve Distribution System Efficiency and Tap Nontraditional Water Sources. Download GAO_One_Pager Download GAO_Full_Report...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/7LirQC_uUzg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/

CRS Report: 'EPA Policies Concerning Integrated Planning and Affordability of Water Infrastructure'

Waterwired - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:39
Water infrastructure is a hot topic these days and Congressional Research Service reports are no exception. In the past week I have posted CRS reports pertaining to green infrastructure and legislative financing. Today I feature a brief (8 pages) report by Claudia Copeland, published on 2 May: EPA Policies Concerning...img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/typepad/waterwired/~4/ATnawnDC_P0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/