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  • CRS Report: 'California Drought - Hydrological and Regulatory Water Supply Issues'

    WaterWired
    Aquadoc
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:05 am
    Great way to begin September with another timely Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, California Drought: Hydrological and Regulatory Water Supply Issues by Betsy A. Cody, Peter Folger, and Cynthia Brown. I was hoping to see Betsy on her trip west but we missed connections. Good news: she'll be ascending to...
  • Woo hoo! A prize for Living with Water Scarcity!

    Aguanomics
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    It's "honorable mention," but I'll take it!Don't forget that the book is free to download (and only $10/$5 to buy in paperback/Kindle). Have you read it? If no, then why not start now? If yes, then why not review it AND recommend it to friends, family, colleagues and your local water managers?
  • The Stream, September 1: Saudi Arabia, Jordan Sign Agreement Over Shared Aquifer

    Circle of Blue WaterNews
    Brett Walton
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    The Global Rundown Neighbors in the Middle East sign a rare groundwater agreement. A tax increase helps Minnesota study its rivers and lakes, while drought in Nevada drains Walker Lake. Algae blooms cut property values in Vermont. Green groups in India rally against a canal project. “We just pray that they could build the dam somewhere else. Site C … I feel bad about it … It’s going to cause a lot of grief among aboriginal people. This will be underwater forever. We’ll never see it again.” — Gerry Attachie, a member of the Dane-zaa people, who will see ancestral graves…
  • Trends?

    Watery Foundation »
    Tom
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:59 am
    For what it’s worth, Google Trends shows the following apparent trend lines from 2004-2015 in some search terms from Florida users:  
  • The Newest Transboundary Aquifer Agreement: Jordan and Saudi Arabia Cooperate Over the Al-Sag /Al-Disi Aquifer

    International Water Law Project Blog
    Gabriel Eckstein
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:59 am
    By any standard, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are two of the most water-scarce countries on the globe. Hence, it is no surprise that the neighbors have long looked to the Al-Sag /Al-Disi Aquifer on their shared border as a partial source for relief ... On 30 April 2015, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia entered into an agreement for the Management and Utilization of the Ground Waters in the Al-Sag /Al-Disi Layer.
 
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  • The Stream, September 2: El Nino Could Be Strongest on Record But Arctic Warming Complicates Forecasts

    Brett Walton
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    The Global Rundown The eastern Pacific Ocean continues to warm, but predicting rainfall is an uncertain business. India’s subpar monsoon leads to water cuts in the country’s largest city, and drought in Zambia prompts power cuts to save water. Meanwhile, water managers in Australia reckon that an idled desalination plant might be back in service by 2020. Researchers in the United States find a correlation between carbon and water in soils. “The truth is we don’t know what will happen. Will the two patterns reinforce each other? Will they cancel each other? Are they going to act in…
  • The Stream, September 1: Saudi Arabia, Jordan Sign Agreement Over Shared Aquifer

    Brett Walton
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    The Global Rundown Neighbors in the Middle East sign a rare groundwater agreement. A tax increase helps Minnesota study its rivers and lakes, while drought in Nevada drains Walker Lake. Algae blooms cut property values in Vermont. Green groups in India rally against a canal project. “We just pray that they could build the dam somewhere else. Site C … I feel bad about it … It’s going to cause a lot of grief among aboriginal people. This will be underwater forever. We’ll never see it again.” — Gerry Attachie, a member of the Dane-zaa people, who will see ancestral graves…
  • Slowly, With Earth Pushing Hard, A Confederacy Of Concern Develops

    Keith Schneider
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Circle of Blue Senior Editor Keith Schneider discusses how new energy-efficient, water-conserving, land-protecting operating principles are slowly becoming priorities around the world. Photo © Keith Schneider / Circle of Blue The nearly empty New Melones reservoir, one of California’s largest, illustrates the vulnerability of centralized water supply systems in a drying era. Click image to enlarge. BENZONIA, Michigan — The role of a journalist is not hard to understand. We are translators. We sort through the myriad details of complex subjects and choose the most salient to…
  • Federal Water Tap, August 31: Tennessee Valley Coal Ash Ponds Begin Journey to Closure

    Brett Walton
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Rundown EPA completes a quick internal review of Colorado mine spill. Pesticides in U.S. rivers generally rise and fall with farm use. Tennessee Valley Authority plans to close coal ash ponds. Regulators prepare a new national pipeline map. California desalination plant begins environmental review. “If another country threatened to wipe out an American town, we’d do everything in our power to protect ourselves. Climate change poses the same threat, right now.” — President Barack Obama, speaking in his weekly radio address about how coastal communities in Alaska will…
  • The Stream, August 31: Chinese Officials Discuss Measures to Curb Water Pollution

    Brett Walton
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    The Global Rundown China’s top executive body addresses drinking water pollution. A grandiose engineering project in India faces delay. Cuba, in a drought, will shoot chemicals into clouds, to induce rain. Alaska’s glaciers are getting baked. Infrastructure is an emerging issue in Canada’s national election. “This election is a clear choice between smart investments that create jobs and growth, or austerity and cuts that will slow our economy further.” — Justin Trudeau, leader of Canada’s Liberal Party, pledging to increase federal infrastructure spending by $CN 60 billion…
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  • U.S. EPA orders companies in Visalia, Calif., to protect Mill Creek from polluted wastewater

    1 Sep 2015 | 2:04 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the resolution of a series of enforcement actions for Clean Water Act violations at three manufacturing companies located in Visalia, Calif. The facilities owned by Univar USA, Advanced Food Products, and Milk Specialties Global discharge industrial wastewater to the city’s sanitary sewer system, which eventually flows into Mill Creek
  • EPA Kicks Off Campus RainWorks Challenge to Develop Innovative Approaches to Stormwater Management

    1 Sep 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Washington – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching its fourth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge for undergraduate and graduate students to design green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and increase resiliency to climate change. Student teams, working with a faculty advisor, will propose green infrastructure projects for their campuses, demonstrating how managing stormwater at its source can benefit communities and the environment
  • EPA Opens Comment Period on Proposed Modifications to Draft NH Stormwater Permit

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:32 pm
    BOSTON – EPA has proposed modifications to the draft General Permits for Stormwater Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) in New Hampshire based on comments received. These proposed modifications both clarify and increase flexibility to the permit requirements by aligning it more closely with New Hampshire State Standards. The sections with the proposed modifications are now open for public comment until November 2, 2015
  • EPA Proposes Rules to Improve Hazardous Waste Management and Better Protect our Waterways / New Rules Also Reduce Regulatory Burden on Businesses

    31 Aug 2015 | 10:41 am
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules to strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. One of the proposed rules will protect waterways, including drinking and surface water, by preventing the flushing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and simplify the requirements for healthcare workers
  • EPA Releases Report on West Virginia Agriculture Programs

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:50 am
    (PHILADELPHIA – August 31, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it has completed an evaluation of West Virginia’s animal agriculture regulations and programs. The assessment, which is one of six that the agency is conducting of state animal agriculture programs in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, found that West Virginia is relying heavily on programs with voluntary participation to increase the implementation of conservation practices to meet water quality goals
 
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  • Pipeline Anxiety Spurs Alaska Plea for Obama Open Spigots

    Washington Post: Juliet Eilperin
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:59 am
    Bloomberg: The U.S. agreed earlier this month to allow Royal Dutch Shell Plc to resume Arctic oil exploration, yet state officials say it may not be enough to save the 800-mile (1,300-kilometer) pipeline, Alaska’s economic lifeline for the past 40 years. Efforts to limit drilling and dwindling volumes on the line may eventually make it difficult to move crude at all. “We have an oil pipeline that’s two-thirds empty,” Walker, a Republican-turned-independent, said in a telephone interview from Anchorage. “It’s...
  • This new high tech network is recording climate data across Alaska

    Fortune: Katie Fehrenbacher
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:55 am
    Fortune: Engineers are building a data and sensor network across remote and icy Alaska to record how the state is being transformed by climate change. This week, President Obama is bringing some rare attention to how climate change is impacting Alaska, with a visit to the state and an official name change for the nation’s highest mountain. But much more quietly, an important sensor network is slowly being built across the state that collects crucial information about how the warming temperatures are transforming...
  • Scientists search tea variety that can withstand climate change

    Washington Post: Juliet Eilperin
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Economic Times: As climate change is affecting both quality and production of tea, scientists are testing which botanical varieties of the crop are resilient to climatic pressures. At Tea Research Association's Tocklai Experimental Station here, a team of scientists has created chambers where they are studying how the 200-odd varieties of tea found in the country would react under different climatic models. "We are testing the field varieties and we have also created 33 clones so far of the mother varieties....
  • EPA Urged by Nearly 100,000 Americans to Redo Highly Controversial Fracking Study

    EcoWatch: Cole Mellino
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:17 pm
    EcoWatch: The public comment period for the highly controversial U.S. Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) fracking study ends today. Food & Water Watch, Environmental Action, Breast Cancer Action and other advocacy groups delivered nearly 100,000 comments from Americans asking the U.S. EPA to redo their study with a higher level of scrutiny and oversight. The study produced significant controversy due to the discrepancy in what the EPA found in its report and what the agency`s news release title said....
  • 6.5 Million Americans Drink Water Contaminated With the Chemical Used to Make Non-Stick Pans

    EcoWatch: None Given
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:25 am
    EcoWatch: When you drink a glass of water, you expect it to be clean and pure, not contaminated with invisible toxic chemicals. But nationwide testing has found that 6.5 million Americans in 27 states are drinking water tainted by an industrial compound that was used for decades to make Teflon. The chemical, known as PFOA, has been detected in 94 public water systems. The amounts are small, but new research indicates that it can be hazardous even at the tiniest doses. PFOA and closely related fluorinated...
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  • Intense, widespread algal blooms reported in Chesapeake Bay

    1 Sep 2015 | 11:43 am
    Water sampling and aerial photography show that the algal blooms currently coloring lower Chesapeake Bay are among the most intense and widespread of recent years.
  • Oxygen oasis in Antarctic lake reflects Earth in distant past

    1 Sep 2015 | 11:07 am
    At the bottom of a frigid Antarctic lake, a thin layer of green slime is generating a little oasis of oxygen, a team of researchers has found. It's the first modern replica discovered of conditions on Earth two and a half billion years ago, before oxygen became common in the atmosphere.
  • Scientist solves 20-year-old cave diving mystery

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:10 am
    Scientists have solved a decades-old geological mystery into what caused the death of a Florida cave diver.
  • New approach to modeling Amazon seasonal cycles developed

    31 Aug 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Engineers have developed a new approach, opposite to climate models, to correct inaccuracies using a high-resolution atmospheric model that more precisely resolves clouds and convection and parameterizes the feedback between convection and atmospheric circulation. The new simulation strategy paves the way for better understanding of the water and carbon cycles in the Amazon, enabling researchers to learn more about the role of deforestation and climate change on the forest, authors say.
  • Evidence of ancient life discovered in mantle rocks deep below the seafloor

    31 Aug 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Ancient rocks harbored microbial life deep below the seafloor, reports scientists. This first-time evidence was contained in drilled rock samples of Earth's mantle -- thrust by tectonic forces to the seafloor during the Early Cretaceous period. The discovery confirms a long-standing hypothesis that interactions between mantle rocks and seawater can create potential for life even in hard rocks deep below the ocean floor.
 
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  • It’s Cadillac Cataclysm! Book Review: ‘The Water Knife’

    Michael "Aquadoc" Campana
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Disclosure notice: I did not receive a free copy of this book. The SNWA sent me a copy, but I forwarded it to the City of Phoenix with my condolences. It was returned, stamped ‘No Longer at This Address’. Along with fellow WaterWonks John Fleck, Charles Fishman, and John Orr, I’m in the acknowledgments. Thanks! [Note: Sentences 2 and 3 […] Related posts: Book Review: ‘Groundwater for the 21st Century: A Primer for Citizens of Planet Earth’ Disclosure Notice: the publisher, McDonald & Woodward, sent me a review copy. I’ve since... Book Review:…
  • TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 22 – 28 August 2015

    Michael "Aquadoc" Campana
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    The USA and many others are recalling the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this week. Please remember all the victims and their loved ones. Not one of my country’s finest moments. Good article from the New York Times. Hurricanes and floods don’t worry me in my area, but western Oregon is subject to disasters of another […] Related posts: TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 1 – 7 August 2015 As I mentioned earlier, pickings are slim this week since... TGIF Weekly Water News Summary, 15 -21 August 2015 The 25th Annual World Water Week in Stockholm starts next week,…
  • Discussing Public-Private Partnerships: Is this the Future of Water Resources Management?

    admin
    22 Aug 2015 | 7:31 am
    August 2015 President’s Column, Water Resources IMPACT One of the advantages of serving as President of the American Water Resources Association is that you receive invitations to a number of activities and events, many of which I may not have even heard of, let along participated in, as part of my job that pays the […] Related posts: Report: ‘Troubled Waters: Misleading Industry PR and the Case for Public Water’ Here is a report by Emanuele Lobina (of PSIRU) from Corporate Accountability International and the Public... Sarah Bates’ Presentation:…
  • TGIF Weekly Water News Summary, 15 -21 August 2015

    Michael "Aquadoc" Campana
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:04 pm
    The 25th Annual World Water Week in Stockholm starts next week, 23-28 August. It’s the world’s premier annual water conference, IMHO. Lots of ‘shovers and makers’ will be there. I’ve been to only two, the last one in 2007 or 2008. My major complaint is that groundwater gets short shrift, an assessment based upon a small sample […] Related posts: TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 1 – 7 August 2015 As I mentioned earlier, pickings are slim this week since... TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 8 -14 August 2015 Big news – all this week’s jobs…
  • AWRA Seeks Webinar Proposals for 2016 Program

    cmccrehin
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Are you looking for a meaningful way to have an impact on water resources management? The Webinar Task Force is currently seeking proposals for AWRA’s 2016 Webinar Calendar. We will be scheduling at least one webinar per month, February through October 2016. We are open to format suggestions (one/multiple presenters; a panel discussion; etc.) but […] Related posts: JAWRA Seeks Associate Editor, Water Quality The Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) is... JAWRA Seeks Associate Editor, Surface Water Hydrology The Journal of the American Water Resources Association…
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  • Supporting Fenceline Communities

    admin
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:42 am
    Vernice and Rosanna By Rosanna Esparza, Kern County Organizer Clean Water Board Member, Vernice Miller-Travis and I spent a day in Bakersfield, CA with organizers and representatives of U.S. EPA Region 9, Central CA Environmental Justice Network and Global Community Monitor at a workshop examining community-based air monitoring projects and the importance of quality assurance plans. The workshop identified ways for community partners and regulatory agencies to work together, learn more about Bucket Brigade Projects and understand each others’ priorities and needs. Clean Water Action…
  • The Animas River Spill: A Legacy of Unchecked Pollution

    admin
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:46 am
    Via La Plata County Emergency Management By Sara Lu, Colorado State Director Last weekend, I was heartbroken as I watched the Animas River turn orange. For those of you who have not had the occasion to visit the Animas River or drive through some of its mountain towns like Silverton, simply driving by can seem as though you are inserting yourself into a John Fielder or Ansel Adams photo. The rugged mountain vistas, situated above vast groves of aspen and evergreen trees, and the floor of wild flowers and mosses. Countless hours are often spent rafting and fishing the Animas river. While the…
  • Canvassing for Green Infrastructure in Providence

    admin
    11 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    By Janice Gan, Rhode Island Summer Intern I lift my hand to knock on the first door and pause, wondering. Will this be as easy as it was in Maine? Will I have to break out my Spanish for the first time in months? Will they even hear my knock, or will my three raps be too sharp to invite an answer? I’ve spent the past two weeks canvassing several West End neighborhoods with the TRI-Lab green infrastructure (GI) team, trying to determine people’s receptiveness to vegetation-based flooding solutions. We’d mapped out some hot spots (both literally, and in terms of paved-surface percentage)…
  • Facing global issues with community based work

    admin
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:48 am
    By Andrew Van, Rhode Island Summer Intern The West End of Providence was a treasure trove of potential when I first walked through it, vacant lots occupied every street, curbs were wide and dilapidated and unused impervious surfaces were abundant: the ideal community for green infrastructure. My imagination ran wild; I would walk around and envision small rain gardens or massive pedestrian refuges in the streets. I was full of optimism; I had high hopes for the community and believed that we could make a real difference. Working with Clean Water Action this summer has given me the opportunity…
  • Feet First on Water

    admin
    6 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    By Susan Eastwood, Connecticut Communications Manager Recently, I had the pleasure of working with a group of fifth graders at the IB School in West Hartford, CT who had chosen to study water issues. They invited me to address some tough questions – “Why should we save water when we have plenty of clean water? How does this help those who are without adequate water supplies? Will using more or less water in West Hartford make any difference? “ This made me think. Turning off the water while brushing your teeth saves several gallons of water, but how will that help women and girls in…
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  • By The Numbers - Critics distort agricultural water use

    Editor
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    By Dennis Wyatt - Manteca Bulletin Critics that slam agriculture for being “water hogs” won’t go unchallenged by Jeff Shields. The South San Joaquin Irrigation District general manager notes most critics distort how the pie of developed water sources  is sliced. They leave off wildlife and similar applications such as court-ordered releases for fish runs and pump up the farm use percentage. By doing so, they complain that agriculture is using 80 percent of the state’s developed water supplies. That’s because critics conveniently equate wildlife applications as an extension of…
  • El Nino may not help

    Editor
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Past trends show Sierra often doesn’t benefit By Dennis Wyattdwyatt@mantecabulletin.com 209-249-3519 El Nino — the wet weather pattern that California is being told will likely be in place this winter — is far from a slam dunk. And even if it materializes, it could leave much of the Sierra that’s critical for more than 60 percent of the state’s developed water supply relatively high and dry. There have been previous El Nino weather systems that have even produced below normal rain and snow. It is why news reports and blogging that are describing the potential weather pattern as “a…
  • Recycling Manteca’s water

    Editor
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:46 pm
    By Dennis Wyatt The likely candidates for using recycled wastewater from the Manteca treatment plant are the municipal golf course, Big League Dreams, the proposed family entertainment zone, Sierra High and Brock Elliott School. That information is part of the presentation regarding progress on the reclaimed water facilities master plan the Manteca City Council will hear Tuesday when they meet at 4 p.m. at the Manteca Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St. The meeting is three hours earlier due to the National Night Out parties. The five locations are part of what the report refers to as “core…
  • It’s my water -- my grandfather paid for it, says California farmer

    Editor
    18 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    California issued its first cease-and-desist order on Thursday, July 16, 2015, telling an irrigation district to stop pumping water under this year’s tightened drought regulations. Some senior water rights holders are challenging California regulators authority to tell them to stop drawing water from rivers running dry due to the drought. FRESNO >> California water regulators flexed their muscles by ordering a group of farmers to stop pumping from a branch of the San Joaquin River amid an escalating battle over how much power the state has to protect waterways that are drying up in…
  • Farmers cut water use 31%

    Editor
    14 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    SSJID growers out save south state cities  By Dennis Wyatt/Manteca Bulletin  Farmers in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon are racking up water savings surpassing the majority of California’s cities in an effort to conserve water. Water use by farmers in the South San Joaquin Irrigation District service territory is down more than 31 percent from 2013 consumption levels. As of Monday, farmers had used 77,581 acre feet so far this irrigation season compared to 112,510 acre feet at the same time in 2013. Gov. Jerry Brown called for an overall reduction of water use statewide by 25…
 
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  • CRS Report: 'California Drought - Hydrological and Regulatory Water Supply Issues'

    Aquadoc
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:05 am
    Great way to begin September with another timely Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, California Drought: Hydrological and Regulatory Water Supply Issues by Betsy A. Cody, Peter Folger, and Cynthia Brown. I was hoping to see Betsy on her trip west but we missed connections. Good news: she'll be ascending to...
  • Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 31 August 2015

    Aquadoc
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:14 am
    Last one of the month! Looking forward to seeing Elaine this coming Labor Day weekend during my visit to Reno. She reports that there are already: ...tinges of Autumn beginning though it is officially several weeks before the Autumnal Equinox .... yellow leaves swirling about in the gusty winds....critters mad-dashing...
  • Lock and Load - It's 'Cadillac Cataclysm'! My Ten Cents - Book Review: 'The Water Knife'

    Aquadoc
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Disclosure notice: I did not receive a free copy of this book. The SNWA sent me a copy, but I forwarded it to the City of Phoenix with my condolences. It was returned, stamped 'No Longer at This Address'. Along with fellow WaterWonks John Fleck, Charles Fishman, and John Orr,...
  • Joshua Newton's Water Jobs & More - 29 August 2015

    Aquadoc
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:48 am
    World Water Week in Stockholm ended yesterday and Josh has a boatload of jobs to post. He sent these on 28 August 2015. I have added some jobs of my own - #35 and above. Josh's and other job notices are archived here. All the jobs I post are archived...
  • TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 22 -28 August 2015

    Aquadoc
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:52 am
    The USA and many others are recalling the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this week. Please remember all victims and loved ones. Not one of my country's finest moments. Good article from the New York Times. Hurricanes and floods don't worry me in my area, but western Oregon is subject...
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  • Akvo #Stockholm9 – video and highlights

    Mark Charmer
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:37 am
    It was Akvo’s 9th Stockholm World Water Week this week, and the team we branded #Stockholm9 wrapped up yesterday. Photo above: The Akvo #Stockholm9 team. Thomas Bjelkeman, Mark Charmer, Bert Diphoorn, Emeline Bereziat, Joy Ghosh, Jeroen van der Sommen and Alvaro de Salvo. Friday 28 August 2015. (Gabriel von Heijne) Here’s our video of the week, shot by Alvaro de Salvo. Below I’ve also listed out some of the highlights. Bringing everyone together at the Dutch embassy. 150 people attended the drinks reception we jointly hosted with Aqua 4 All, IRC, Netherlands Water Partnership…
  • Akvo sessions at World Water Week 2015

    Mark Charmer
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:24 am
    Akvo is attending Stockholm World Water Week this month, for the ninth time. Our #Stockholm9 team is here to bridge the gap between the information technology world and the “water sector”. For details of who is who in the team, check out this post.Akvo’s presence at World Water Week 2015 involves a stand (aka Base Camp), participation in a number of sessions, an evening reception at the Netherlands Embassy and occasional guerrilla activity to be determined at the time. This section will be updated as the event develops.Base CampWe have a stand with a BIG screen and…
  • Akvo #Stockholm9 team – World Water Week 2015

    Mark Charmer
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    Akvo is back in Stockholm in late August, for World Water Week. We want to introduce you to team nine – we were first conceived here in 2006, and it’s our ninth time as Akvo at the event. It’s our job to be a great bridge between the information technology and the “water sector”. We’re branding our work under the banner of #Stockholm9 this year – Akvo’s 9th team – at Stockholm World Water Week. The dates From Sunday 23rd (afternoon) to Friday 28th August (morning) What is Stockholm World Water Week? World Water Week in Stockholm is the…
  • Let’s find a date to meet

    Alvaro de Salvo
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:49 am
    Throughout the year, we are present at events in many parts of the world. These focus mainly on water, agriculture, energy, conservation, education and health  and also things to do with technology and innovation, especially privacy, data, rights, etc.Details of future events can be seen on this page. Feel free to reach out to Akvo people in advance. You’ll find their personal twitter handles below. We’re going to improve this page in the months to come, to make it as easy as possible for you to get together with people from Akvo.If you can’t see a date or place below…
  • UNICEF Pacific and Government of Fiji – raising hygiene standards in schools

    Jo Pratt
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:17 am
    An initiative called the Three Star Approach to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools is being introduced across 15 pilot schools in Fiji. The initiative is a partnership between the Fiji Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts, the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services, the Fijian Teachers’ Association, the Access to Quality Education Program and UNICEF Pacific, and is being piloted in the island nation’s Nausori Education District.Effective and low-cost approachThe Three Star Approach was developed by UNICEF to improve the effectiveness of WASH by…
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  • Monday funnies

    31 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    It seems that Kafka has moved to Russia, where they are destroying frozen-criminal-Hungarian geese:
  • Woo hoo! A prize for Living with Water Scarcity!

    31 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    It's "honorable mention," but I'll take it!Don't forget that the book is free to download (and only $10/$5 to buy in paperback/Kindle). Have you read it? If no, then why not start now? If yes, then why not review it AND recommend it to friends, family, colleagues and your local water managers?
  • SoS: 24-30 Aug 2014 (and 2008!)

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:24 am
    These posts are still useful one year (or more) later. Please comment on the original if you have updates on progress or deterioration...Do we have a RIGHT to use too much water? No, but "too cheap" prices are no helpWriting versus winning -- using peer feedback in the classroomDo water subsidies help SMALL farmers? NoAnd from WAY back (Sep 2008):California's Collapse Whoops. I was too optimistic :(Sierra non-Nevada ["no snow"] is not helping (as predicted)Attorney General Brown on CA Water Rights sounds familiar to Gov Brown 7 years laterMy Freakonomics posts on the bureaucratic undermining…
  • Friday party!

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
    Why notView post on imgur.com
  • Tuesday funnies

    25 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    How many fails can you count?
 
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  • Fallen

    NinhTran09
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:38 am
    Fallen https://goo.gl/Bb1KG9 http://ift.tt/1Kr4cTo @MatEngel: Same area in switzerland like my former picture sunk but different tree. Hope you like it in b/w. Have a great day everyone! #Nature #Trending #Popular #Buzzing #Viral #Picture
  • sun set

    NinhTran09
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:36 am
    sun set https://goo.gl/Bb1KG9 http://ift.tt/1Kr8RVy @15601382241: #Nature #Trending #Popular #Buzzing #Viral #Picture
  • Lonely house

    NinhTran09
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:34 am
    Lonely house https://goo.gl/Bb1KG9 http://ift.tt/1KGqcbB @IngunaPulme: #Nature #Trending #Popular #Buzzing #Viral #Picture
  • Purakaunui Falls

    NinhTran09
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:33 am
    Purakaunui Falls https://goo.gl/Bb1KG9 http://ift.tt/1N9o9yq @Anna-Gloria: This is the only picture I have of the beautiful Purakaunui Falls in New Zealand. It was my first trip using long exposure. A Little part of the water is overexposed but I still want to share this with you ;-) #Nature #Trending #Popular #Buzzing #Viral #Picture
  • Purakaunui Falls

    NinhTran09
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:32 am
    Purakaunui Falls https://goo.gl/Bb1KG9 http://ift.tt/1N9o9yq @Anna-Gloria: This is the only picture I have of the beautiful Purakaunui Falls in New Zealand. It was my first trip using long exposure. A Little part of the water is overexposed but I still want to share this with you ;-) #Nature #Trending #Popular #Buzzing #Viral #Picture
 
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    International Water Law Project Blog

  • The Newest Transboundary Aquifer Agreement: Jordan and Saudi Arabia Cooperate Over the Al-Sag /Al-Disi Aquifer

    Gabriel Eckstein
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:59 am
    By any standard, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are two of the most water-scarce countries on the globe. Hence, it is no surprise that the neighbors have long looked to the Al-Sag /Al-Disi Aquifer on their shared border as a partial source for relief ... On 30 April 2015, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia entered into an agreement for the Management and Utilization of the Ground Waters in the Al-Sag /Al-Disi Layer.
  • The Kishenganga Awards and their Contributions to International Water Law

    Gabriel Eckstein
    5 Aug 2015 | 2:37 pm
    In May 2010, Pakistan initiated an arbitration proceeding against India concerning the construction of a hydroelectric infrastructure project (“KHEP”) undertaken by India on the Kishenganga River—part of the Indus River basin. The KHEP is situated in India-administered Jammu and Kashmir in north-west India, about 12 kilometres upstream of the Line of Control with Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir, and is aimed at producing hydropower via a diversion of the River’s flow. Once completed, the diverted waters would flow through a tunnel around 23.5 kilometres ...
  • The Helmand River and the Afghan-Iranian Treaty of 1973

    Gabriel Eckstein
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
    The Helmand River and its major tributary, the Arghandab, drain 43% of Afghanistan including most of the southern part of the country. It has an average discharge of approximately 140m3/s, but is highly variable both annually and seasonally as the waters are primarily snow melt from the ridge of mountains running through the center of the country. These include the Sia Koh Mountains and the Parwan Mountains northwest of Kabul.
  • Online Presentations on International Water Law and Policy

    Gabriel Eckstein
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:38 pm
    In recent years, technology has allowed us to become more engaged at greater distances. This includes viewing lectures and presentations via the Internet. I wanted to draw your attention to a number of presentations on international water law that were recently posted online and that may be of interest.
  • IWLP Blog’s Series on 1997 UN Watercourses Convention Republished in Water Policy Journal and in Russian translation

    Gabriel Eckstein
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:22 pm
    By Gabriel Eckstein As you may recall, the IWLP Blog recently featured a series of twelve essays on the coming into force of the 1997 UN Convention on the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses.  That series was recently republished in Water Policy, a journal published by the International Water Association and the official journal of […]
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    Water Canada

  • Great Lakes Grants Available for Local Projects

    admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:10 am
    Ontario is calling on community groups to apply for a Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund grant, in an effort to help protect, restore, and enhance the Great Lakes. The fund is now four years old, and provides up to $25,000 to not-for-profit organizations, schools, First Nations and Métis communities and other local groups for projects […]The post Great Lakes Grants Available for Local Projects appeared first on Water Canada.
  • October 19, 2015: Municipal Watershed Management Seminar

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    31 Aug 2015 | 7:23 am
    Where: Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton, ON Organization: Ontario Water Works Association Website: http://www.owwa.ca/event/seminar-municipal-watershed-management/The post October 19, 2015: Municipal Watershed Management Seminar appeared first on Water Canada.
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    JohnN
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:44 pm
    on Hair Extensions,Personalized Bobbleheads Human hair grows approximately 1 cm per month on average. Hair extensions are becoming more and more popular every day. Some are very expensive hair extensions and then there are some inexpensive hair extensions. There are many different types of hair extensions first is individual strands and second is wefts. Hair […]The post Personalized Bobbleheads 15 appeared first on Water Canada.
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    30 Aug 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Online To Get The Discount Wedding Dresses For You,Personalized Bobbleheads One example is, the wedding store is a superb strategy to be able to seek out the most beneficial possibilities that happen to be offered, and really seeing them. Even so,Personalized Bobbleheads 05, most stores are limited in the range of choice. Also the prices […]The post Personalized Bobbleheads 43 appeared first on Water Canada.
  • City Water International

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    30 Aug 2015 | 12:29 am
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  • Water use about the same (still)

    Tom
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Rich Marella, with the USGS, has just released his interesting 10-page report on 2012 Florida water use, updating his much more detailed report on 2010 water use. Total fresh water withdrawals in 2012 were almost identical to 2010 (6,399 mgd vs. 6,382 mgd). We shouldn’t make too much of any apparent trend over such a short period. However, I bet that if 2012 withdrawals happened to be higher than 2010, there would be a lot of quacking about the urgent need to develop new water supplies.
  • Trends?

    Tom
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:59 am
    For what it’s worth, Google Trends shows the following apparent trend lines from 2004-2015 in some search terms from Florida users:  
  • Brave water lawyers against fictional serial killers

    Tom
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    In early July, I asked opponents of the EPA “Waters of the U.S.” rule to “Please stop the bombast–it is just a water rule.” That was a response to over-the-top denunciations coming from Attorney General Bondi and Commissioner of Agriculture Putnam. Where does that coarse rhetoric originate, anyway? From places like Florida’s own right-wing, secretly-funded “think tank”: the James Madison Institute. The director of their “Center for Property Rights” solemnly warns Floridians that the EPA “federal bureaucracy” and their…
  • Most common Florida lake name

    Tom
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:44 am
    The Florida Atlas of Lakes will return a list of 61 lakes and ponds with this name if you use the Atlas search function. What do your suppose that word is? (No, not Alligator or Fish or Cypress or Blue or Orange or Clear or Grass.) If you give up, the most common name is at this link.
  • The Wanderer

    Tom
    18 Aug 2015 | 3:24 pm
    It was around 1950 that the Wanderer appeared in the streets of many Florida towns, crying out a grim vision of the state’s future. Afterward, no one could say exactly what she looked like, but all agreed that her hair resembled Spanish moss. She demanded attention: O Floridians, beware of drilling wells not for drinking water but to irrigate grass! Do not water your Bahia, St. Augustine, and Centipede with the tears of dying springs! O Floridians, I see a time when your phosphate ore will be uprooted from the ground and used to grow ornamental grasses and unnecessary Midwestern corn! O…
 
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  • Home Buyers Report on Property with Borehole Water Supply & Associated Works

    Jonathan Dalton
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:27 am
    Many dwellings in rural areas that predate mains water or are simply too remote to hook up it often draw their water from borehole or springs. Whenever a dwelling with a private water supply is up for sale it’s worthwhile a potential buyer carrying out a risk assessment or ‘home buyer report’ prior to purchasing. This report will determine the quality and sufficiency of the supply. A recent job in West Yorkshire saw Dales Water carry out a home buyers report on a property that was on the market with its own borehole. We were asked by the interested party to assess the installation and…
  • Meet E.sybox John – Our DAB E.sybox Specialist

    Jonathan Dalton
    5 Aug 2015 | 6:32 am
    As an approved DAB e.syline partner Dales Water have used of DAB e.syboxes in a number of installations thanks to their reliability, space saving design and overall efficiency. With more and more e.syboxes out there in the field that require servicing, maintaining and repairing we are pleased to unveil our new DAB E.sybox Expert – John Waterfield. Esybox John John has been with Dales Water since 2007 and his work to date has covered the entire spectrum of the company – from service & maintenance to occasionally helping the drilling team on larger jobs. John has experience…
  • Borehole Repair Job at Fish Farm

    Jonathan Dalton
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:17 am
    A recent project over in Skipton saw the Dales Water maintenance crew repair two old boreholes used by a large trout fisheries. Borehole water is very desirable for fish farms thanks to it retaining a more consistent temperature which certain types of fish are very sensitive to. It is also invariably high quality too, meaning it’s free from pollution unlike surface water which is another big advantage when it comes to rearing fish. Then of course there are the cost benefits with short term payback periods and low running costs aiding the fish farms profit margins. With this particular…
  • Boreholes for Stables and Race Horses

    Jonathan Dalton
    5 Jun 2015 | 3:43 am
    Horses and stables require a considerable amount of water and a borehole can make great sense from a cost, reliability, pressure and quality perspective. Water is used throughout the facilities for drinking, wash down, cleaning, horse walkers and horse recuperation. It is also often used for farm houses that accompany the stables and for human uses on the sites. Once installed the water can be pumped at virtually no cost to all parts of the stables or farm. Borehole Installation at Stables in North Yorkshire We were initially contacted by a leading race horse trainer stables in North…
  • A Blast from the Past: RAF Leeming 1987 Borehole Project

    Jonathan Dalton
    29 May 2015 | 1:44 am
    Last week we were tweeted by Martin Preene of Preene Groundwater Consulting about a job we worked on almost 30 years ago. Martin had dug out a picture from a job at RAF Leeming in 1987 where Dales Water Services drilled two boreholes. The pictures showcase some of our old rigs mounted on Bedford army trucks and some of the drilling crew at the time working: @daleswater Found this old photo from job at RAF Leeming in 1987, thought you might like it pic.twitter.com/YwhS7uFxaX — Martin Preene (@MartinPreene) May 11, 2015 Details About the Job In the mid 1980’s RAF Leeming underwent a…
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