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  • Censor this, bitches.

    Aguanomics
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    The Brookings Institution (Quality. Control. Independence. Echo-chamber. Impact. Misdirection.) keeps rejecting my comment on Pat Mulroy's blog post, so here it is for you all:Too bad Pat left off the part about people in Las Vegas using over 200 gallons/each/day (that's 4x the use of people in Sydney or Amsterdam or Monterey California) as well as the part about the Colorado River Compact's overclaim on the river (17.5MAF when average flows are closer to 14MAF), thereby ensuring that people -- using their "rights" -- kill the river every year. Oh, and is it worth $1billion to build that…
  • TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 16 - 22 May 2015

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    Aquadoc
    22 May 2015 | 12:10 am
    Mary Frances and I are in Edinburgh for the World Water Congress. I am looking forward to it. She will be doing some sightseeing; we are both headed to the Highlands today. It'll be great to see Portland water attorney Laura Schroeder here. She will be giving a couple of...
  • New model predicts fish population response to dams, other ecological factors

    Water News -- ScienceDaily
    21 May 2015 | 11:40 am
    Researchers have developed a model to assess how dams affect the viability of sea-run fish species that need to pass dams as they use both fresh and marine waters during their lifetimes. The aim is to test how varying passage efficiency at dams related to survival rates for these species, using a model of endangered Atlantic salmon as a case study.
  • Why you should be studying water resources?

    WaterSISWEB | Published News
    Sina
    2 May 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Dr. Kaveh Madani's lecture on the significance of water resources engineering at Imperial College London
  • If Water is Our Most Valuable Resource, How Come We Aren’t Willing to Pay for It?

    AWRA Water Blog
    cmccrehin
    5 May 2015 | 11:19 am
    May 2015 President’s Column, Water Resources IMPACT I think I will make a habit of providing a quote for each of my columns, as other people seem to say what I am thinking much more clearly than I can state it. So I would like to start this column with a quote that I found […] Related posts: Last GASP for the Guaraní Aquifer: Tex-Mex Consortium Corrals World’s Largest Liquid Freshwater Resource BILLY BOB COUNTY, TX (UPI). In a lavish 1 April... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
 
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  • The Stream, May 22: Obama Soon to Unveil New Clean Water Rule

    Kaye LaFond
    22 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    The Global Rundown Municipalities in South Africa may soon be required to devote money to water infrastructure, while the United States federal government may soon have more power to limit pollution in the nation’s surface waters. Refugees from Burundi making their home in Tanzania are experiencing a cholera outbreak. Glaciers in the Antarctic have seen a sudden increase in melting since 2009. “We could spend a lot of money to massively treat the water that we drink, but it makes a lot more sense to protect the source.” – Elizabeth Ouzts, spokesperson for Environment…
  • The Stream, May 21: Drought Blocks Argentina’s Main Shipping Route

    Kaye LaFond
    21 May 2015 | 8:14 am
    The Global Rundown Drought in Brazil is causing a bottleneck on Argentina‘s main shipping route, the now-too-shallow Parana River. Many farmers in the Marathwada region of India have chosen suicide instead of facing debt they cannot repay with drought-racked crops. Minnesota scientists are making a voyage across Lake Superior, taking water samples all the way. “This hit the last nail in the coffin. With the loss of all their investment, no saving in hand to feed their families and no hopes of getting further loans or ever being able to pay back the debt, many farmers ended their…
  • The Stream, May 20: California Agriculture Volunteers Water Cutbacks

    Codi Yeager-Kozacek
    20 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    The Global Rundown California farmers are set to make a deal with state to cut water use. The U.S. military faces various climate change threats, and researchers think the Indian Ocean plays a large role in the global warming hiatus. The majority of Europe’s beaches met minimum water quality standards last year. South Africa is preparing for water restrictions this dry season. “Climate change will shape how every one of our services plan, operate, train, equip, and protect their infrastructure, today and for the long term.”–U.S. President Barack Obama, in a prepared speech he…
  • The Stream, May 19: Mali Land Deal Raises Questions About Water Rights

    Codi Yeager-Kozacek
    19 May 2015 | 9:57 am
    The Global Rundown A land and water deal in Mali has stalled, leaving residents in a precarious situation, and a landslide killed more than 60 people in Colombia. The share of renewable energy is not growing fast enough to meet international targets, climate change could significantly hinder power generation in the United States, and water levels in Lake Mead could drop low enough to force water cuts in 2017. “How can they guarantee water for foreigners and not us Malian people? It’s already difficult for us to survive.”–Binan Coulibaly,a farmer in Mali, on a major…
  • Infographic: California Urban Water Conservation Standards

    Kaye LaFond
    19 May 2015 | 9:13 am
    Cities must cut water use by 25 percent in 2015. On May 5, in response to an executive order from Governor Jerry Brown (D), the State Water Resources Control Board adopted California’s first-ever mandatory water restrictions for urban areas. The state’s 411 urban water suppliers — those serving more than 3,000 connections — will be required, in total, to reduce water use by 25 percent between June 2015 and February 2016 compared to the same months in 2013-14. The target of the regulation is lawn watering, which accounts for roughly half of residential water use in California.
 
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  • United Kingdom: ‘Greatest university’ curbs fossil fuel investment in endowment

    Bloomberg: Reed Landberg
    19 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    Bloomberg: Oxford University said it would curb some of the most polluting fossil fuel-related investments in its 1.7 billion-pound ($3.3 billion) endowment, making it the most prominent institution to join the growing campaign for divestment from the industry. The university's governing board said it will avoid direct investments in coal and oil sands companies, of which it currently has none, and that it will also steer clear of sectors with high social and environmental risks, according to a statement released...
  • Why I Declined the TMT THINK Scholarship

    Civil Beat: Narissa P. Spies
    19 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Civil Beat: As a Native Hawaiian scientist, I struggled with my decision on whether to support the Thirty Meter Telescope project. On one hand, the scientist in me knew that this instrument would make discoveries that would advance knowledge for all mankind, but the Native Hawaiian in me knew that this was a culturally sensitive issue that was hurting an entire group of people. I struggled with my position on this sensitive topic, and I turned to what I know best as a scientist, which was to gather all...
  • Why Sacred Places Should Matter, Even to Business Folks

    Triple Pundit: Christopher McLeod
    19 May 2015 | 9:28 am
    Triple Pundit: In the last month, Native Hawaiians blockaded construction machinery headed for the top of sacred Mauna Kea, where a 30-meter telescope is to be built. Thirty-one people were arrested. In Arizona, members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe walked 45 miles to Oak Flats and occupied a ceremonial initiation site that the U.S. Congress handed over to a London-based mining company for a copper mine. In California, the Winnemem Wintu Tribe continues their fierce opposition to government plans to raise the...
  • Major Antarctic Ice Shelf May Disappear by 2020

    Nature World News: None Given
    19 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    Nature World News: With climate change heating things up, and the Earth's poles rapidly melting, it should come as no surprise that a major Antarctic ice shelf may completely disappear by 2020, according to a new NASA study. The last remaining section of the Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening, flowing faster, and becoming more and more fragmented as well as developing large cracks. This, plus the fact that two of its tributary glaciers are also flowing faster and thinning...
  • Nickel Mine, Lead Bullets: Maya Q’eqchi’ seek justice in Guatemala and Canada

    Mongabay: Rebecca Kessler
    19 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    Mongabay: German Chub faces the judge as he responds calmly and evenly to question after question during cross-examination. He uses his arms to lift himself up and shift a little in his wheelchair. Other young Maya Q'eqchi' men had to carry him up the stairs to the second-floor courtroom in Puerto Barrios, a bustling Caribbean port city in eastern Guatemala. Five and a half years ago, Chub was playing soccer in the community of La Unión, in the department of Izabal, when security guards from the Guatemalan...
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  • Study uses farm data to aid in slowing evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds

    22 May 2015 | 7:53 am
    Although researchers and industry personnel have made recommendations to slow the evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds, an understanding of the patterns and causes of the resistance has been limited. A recently published study looking at glyphosate-resistant waterhemp is providing valuable evidence that points to management practices as the driving force behind herbicide resistance, and that herbicide mixing, as opposed to herbicide rotation, is the most effective tool in managing resistance.
  • Estuaries protect Dungeness crabs from deadly parasites

    22 May 2015 | 7:53 am
    Parasitic worms can pose a serious threat to the Dungeness crab, a commercially important fishery species found along the west coast of North America. The worms are thought to have caused or contributed to the crash of the crab fishery of central California during the last half century. New research shows that infected crabs can rid themselves of parasites by moving into the less salty water of estuaries. Low salinity kills the worms creating a parasite refuge for the crabs.
  • The winners and the losers of the California water crisis

    22 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    A new article highlights the widening gap of inequality between the wealthy and the poor of California, specifically in relation to the State's current drought. The problem, it states, is two fold. First, California's water systems are described as "antiquated and dysfunctional" due to the State's reluctance to challenge "historic seniority" of water rights where corporate farmers can water thousands of acres of land at a subsidized federal cost without being required to report their groundwater usage, leaving a number of low-income communities with no water what so ever. Secondly, the…
  • Serengeti Park disappearing

    21 May 2015 | 6:06 pm
    A huge wildebeest herd migrates across the open, parched plains. Dust swirls up from the many hooves pounding the ground, and forms a haze over the landscape. The setting sun gives the scene a golden tinge. Serengeti National Park is the symbol of Africa's abundant wildlife. The park as we know it today could be history within a few decades, experts say.
  • New model predicts fish population response to dams, other ecological factors

    21 May 2015 | 11:40 am
    Researchers have developed a model to assess how dams affect the viability of sea-run fish species that need to pass dams as they use both fresh and marine waters during their lifetimes. The aim is to test how varying passage efficiency at dams related to survival rates for these species, using a model of endangered Atlantic salmon as a case study.
 
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  • California drought: Almond growers fight back over reports they are causing chronic water shortages

    britneyg
    4 May 2015 | 10:41 pm
    As California descends ever deeper into a potentially devastating drought, with residents facing unprecedented demands to cut water use, everybody is looking for somebody else to blame. But perhaps the most high-profile scapegoat in the parched Golden State is not a somebody but a something: the highly nutritious, increasingly notorious almond. California grows 80 per cent of the world’s almonds, but it is two other widely reported statistics that have caused controversy: cultivating a single thirsty almond takes more than a gallon of water, and almonds alone account for almost 10 per cent…
  • Total Renewable Water Resources per capita by Country

    Waterlover
    3 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
    This map shows total renewable water resources per capita by country. Current world total renewable water resources: ~24,776 m³ (cu m)/inhabitant/year ( 24,776,000 liters for each person )
  • A plant-based diet can help save water

    teddyRIO
    3 May 2015 | 6:20 am
    Animal agribusiness is the most water-intensive of all agriculture. You’d save more water skipping one purchase of a chicken than by skipping six months of showers. Experts agree that plant-based proteins use less water than their animal-based counterparts.
  • Why you should be studying water resources?

    Sina
    2 May 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Dr. Kaveh Madani's lecture on the significance of water resources engineering at Imperial College London
  • Central Valley's growing concern: the mix of oil, water and crops - LA Times

    Kaveh
    2 May 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Here in California's thirsty farm belt, where pumpjacks nod amid neat rows of crops, it's a proposition that seems to make sense: using treated oil field wastewater to irrigate crops.
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  • TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 9 – 15 May 2015

    Michael "Aquadoc" Campana
    15 May 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Good week! I will be leaving for IWRA’s World Water Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 20 May, then continuing on to Stockholm for a meeting of the Steering Committee of the Global Water Partnership. I might not be posting much on Twitter during that time although I will endeavor to maintain these Friday summaries.  R.I.P. B.B. King - and Lucille. The thrill […] Related posts: TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 2 – 8 May 2015 You’ve got one day left to celebrate Drinking Water Week. Be thankful... TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 10 – 16 January 2015 A…
  • AWRA President-Elect Receives Achievement Award from Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin

    cmccrehin
    13 May 2015 | 12:10 pm
    AWRA President-Elect Martha Corrozi Narvaez (third from left) recently received the prestigious Achievement Award from the Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin. The award was given for her leadership, contributions and commitment to promoting and advancing practices of conservation and sound management of water and natural resources in the Delaware River Basin. Related posts: AWRA Member Aaron Wolf Receives 2015 Heinz Award for Work in Transboundary Water Conflict Negotiation 20th Heinz Award Honors Geoscientist Aaron Wolf, Who Pioneered Water... Narvaez, Beutler and Wright…
  • TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 2 – 8 May 2015

    Michael "Aquadoc" Campana
    8 May 2015 | 9:41 am
    You’ve got one day left to celebrate Drinking Water Week. Be thankful that most us in the developed world have access to safe drinking water from our taps. There are still around 3 billion people who don’t have such access. Even in the USA and Canada, not everyone has safe drinking tap water. There is no excuse […] Related posts: TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 24 – 30 January 2015 I was looking for a graphic to feature this week.... TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 25 April – 1 May 2015 As we welcome the month of May I thought I... TGIF! Weekly Water News…
  • If Water is Our Most Valuable Resource, How Come We Aren’t Willing to Pay for It?

    cmccrehin
    5 May 2015 | 11:19 am
    May 2015 President’s Column, Water Resources IMPACT I think I will make a habit of providing a quote for each of my columns, as other people seem to say what I am thinking much more clearly than I can state it. So I would like to start this column with a quote that I found […] Related posts: Last GASP for the Guaraní Aquifer: Tex-Mex Consortium Corrals World’s Largest Liquid Freshwater Resource BILLY BOB COUNTY, TX (UPI). In a lavish 1 April... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 25 April – 1 May 2015

    Michael "Aquadoc" Campana
    1 May 2015 | 10:16 am
    As we welcome the month of May I thought I would introduce this week’s post with an amazing picture of a quadruple rainbow taken on Earth Day. It was photographed in Glen Cove, NY (on my home Long Island) by Amanda Curtis. Story here. Don’t forget the Nepal earthquake victims - click here. Click here for the […] Related posts: TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 28 March – 3 April 2015 Another April Fool’s Day has passed so for another year,... TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 11 – 17 April 2015 One thing about the California drought – many seem…
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  • The Dirty Water Rampage in Congress Continues

    admin
    12 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    By Lynn Thorp, National Campaigns Director – Follow Lynn on Twitter (@LTCWA) As we reported two weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives is on a rampage against a wide range of environmental protections and progress. After approving a laundry list of harmful amendments to a federal agency spending bill the week before last, the U.S. House adjourned until today when they will get right back to work. Up this evening is the “Regulatory Integrity Protection Act” (H.R. 1732). This bill blocks commonsense policy to ensure that all of our nation’s water bodies are protected by Clean…
  • How I spent my Earth Day. How’d you spend yours?

    jscott@cleanwater.org
    5 May 2015 | 3:08 pm
    By Will Fadely, Baltimore Program Organizer – Follow Will on Twitter (@TrillChillWill) April offers a unique opportunity for community members to recognize the importance of stewardship of their local environment and waterways. Residents are eager to shake off ‘Old Man Winter’, strap on their boots and get to their nearest stream or green space and get cleaning. Clean Water coordinated a variety of events for Baltimore residents to give back to the Chesapeake Bay. On Earth Day, joined by the Towson University Environmental Science and Studies Club, the EcoReps, Office of…
  • This Week in Congressional Dirty Water Rampage

    admin
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    By Lynn Thorp, National Campaigns Director (Follow Lynn on Twitter – @LTCWA) The Congressional rampage against protecting clean water, public health, clean air, wildlife and our national heritage continues this week. First up are funding appropriations for federal agencies, always an opportunity to use the power of the Congressional purse to interfere with ongoing efforts to clean up water pollution and address other important health and environmental issues. This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations…
  • It’s Personal: Calling on Walgreens for a Safe Chemical Policy

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    By Cindy Luppi, New England Regional Director This post was originally published at Women’s Voices for the Earth Cindy and partners recently delivered over 135,000 petition signatures collected nationally to Walgreens stores in Hartford and Boston. I feel really fortunate to live in the kind of community where your neighbors are a  cornerstone of your life — we get together for coffee on Saturday mornings in our pj’s, we take care of each others’ pets when someone goes away to travel, and we share our family life. In the past 5 years, my two closest neighbors and I have all lost…
  • Burning Tires (Hazardous is the New Clean)

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:05 am
    By Denny Green, Michigan Office Manager and Communications Coordinator This post originally appeared on Eclectablog You know that warm, cozy feeling you get from seeing black toxic plumes of smoke billowing up from a pile of burning hazardous rubbish and industrial waste? (No, I didn’t think so.) Well, earlier this month Republican State Representative Aric Nesbitt introduced an eight-bill package that redefine burning old tires as “renewable energy”. (Yes, you read that right.) This pack of reckless and irresponsible ideas flagrantly thumbs its nose at Michigan’s current renewable…
 
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  • TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 16 - 22 May 2015

    Aquadoc
    22 May 2015 | 12:10 am
    Mary Frances and I are in Edinburgh for the World Water Congress. I am looking forward to it. She will be doing some sightseeing; we are both headed to the Highlands today. It'll be great to see Portland water attorney Laura Schroeder here. She will be giving a couple of...
  • NYFC Report: 'Innovations in Agricultural Stewardship - Stories of Conservation & Drought Resilience in the Arid West'

    Aquadoc
    21 May 2015 | 12:10 am
    National Young Farmers Coalition? Huh? Here is what I wrote on 16 August 2014: Who listens to young farmers, especially when it comes to Western water issues? Not I, that's for sure! Here is something that might change your mind; it changed mine. Read on, gentle reader! I try to...
  • Megan Kogut's Washington State Jobs & More - 20 May 2015

    Aquadoc
    20 May 2015 | 12:10 am
    Megan Kogut sent me these Washington State jobs on 18 May. I have included an additional one (Oregon) at the end. I will archive Megan's jobs at #JobWaWi (Twitter) and on my blog here as well. Jobs 1) Engineering Technician V – Drainage, Snohomish County Surface Water Management (Everett, WA)....
  • Joshua Newton's Water Jobs & More - 19 May 2015

    Aquadoc
    19 May 2015 | 7:47 am
    Josh sent this to me on 18 May. All Josh's job notices are archived here. All the jobs I post are archived at Twitter (click on 'All' at the top of the page); the hashtag is #JobWaWi. Dates shown are closing dates. Enjoy! 1) Project Officer (P3) - World Water...
  • Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences -18 May 2015

    Aquadoc
    18 May 2015 | 12:15 am
    Elaine says it's been rainy in Reno with snow in the mountains. Not so here in Corvallis! 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...
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  • When God left the City of Temples

    Jigmy Lama
    1 May 2015 | 3:23 am
    Saturday, 25 April 2015 marked a black day in Nepali history as Kathmandu and 38 other districts experienced a 7.6 Richter scale earthquake at 11:56 am. In the four days that followed, more than 700 shocks were recorded, 600 of them above 4 on the Richter scale.Eight million lives have been affected with severe loss of life and property across 11 districts. As I write, the data shows 5,489 deaths and 10,965 injuries, and these numbers are expected to double by the time the search and rescue is completed (Source: National Emergency Operation Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs and UN Data,…
  • Stefan van Heukelum: The finance view

    Stefan van Heukelum
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:45 am
    This is part of a series of posts by Akvo staff members called “Reflections and perspectives”, timed to coincide with the publishing of the Akvo 2014 Annual Report.During 2014 there were three main events that created some challenges for the Akvo finance team. First of all, by the end of 2013 we decided that it was appropriate for us to become VAT-registered, due to changes in our business model and our sector. To make sure we did everything properly, at the beginning of 2014 we underwent an extensive audit by our accountant at Lentink en de Jonge. This showed that we made…
  • Jo Pratt: Navigating the land of no maps

    Jo Pratt
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:07 am
    This is part of a series of posts by Akvo staff members called “Reflections and perspectives”, timed to coincide with the publishing of the Akvo 2014 Annual Report.When I look around me at the context in which we work, one thing I notice is that there’s a tension at play between two significant observable trends pushing in opposite directions. On the one hand, I see a positive, expanding momentum to strive for aid transparency and #Opendata for development and all the benefits that brings, and on the other, a complex raft of issues surrounding personal privacy and consent…
  • Henry Jewell: Making the case for open

    Henry Jewell
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:11 am
    This is part of a series of posts by Akvo staff members called “Reflections and perspectives”, timed to coincide with the publishing of the Akvo 2014 Annual Report.‘The days are long and the years are short’, is a phrase I have heard a lot of as a new parent – spare time very quickly obtains a high premium and before you know it months and even years have passed. This phrase takes on even more significance when at the same time you are trying to figure out parenthood, you are setting up a non-profit.  Akvo Foundation USA is a little over 18 months old and whilst it has…
  • Supporting Vanuatu’s disaster response: our experience so far

    Stefan Kraus
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:39 am
    Tropical Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu on March 13, 2015. Cutting a line of destruction across the eastern side of Vanuatu’s archipelago of islands, it was one of the worst natural disasters in Vanuatu’s history and the third most intense storm ever to occur in the southern hemisphere.Since 2014, Akvo has been working with the government of Vanuatu and UNICEF Pacific to map all the Water points in Vanuatu. Vanuatu’s Department of Geology, Mines and Water Resources (DGMWR) and UNICEF have been closely involved in the response effort to Cyclone Pam. From the very early stages of this…
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  • Friday party!

    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    This guy's got a promising career...(I love the toilet paper drop)
  • How much water do you use?

    22 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    The March activity for the 2015 Water Smarts Calendar is to enter your water use and cost over at the California Water Atlas (description from last year), which is -- it seems -- off line.Given that fail, all I can say here is that people sometimes have a problem understanding the relation between the price they pay per unit of water, the water they use and scarcity.That's because water tariffs can be very complicated (a mix of fixed and variable charges that often take time to understand), because many uses (e.g., lawn watering) are "out of sight, out of mind", and because charges often…
  • Censor this, bitches.

    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    The Brookings Institution (Quality. Control. Independence. Echo-chamber. Impact. Misdirection.) keeps rejecting my comment on Pat Mulroy's blog post, so here it is for you all:Too bad Pat left off the part about people in Las Vegas using over 200 gallons/each/day (that's 4x the use of people in Sydney or Amsterdam or Monterey California) as well as the part about the Colorado River Compact's overclaim on the river (17.5MAF when average flows are closer to 14MAF), thereby ensuring that people -- using their "rights" -- kill the river every year. Oh, and is it worth $1billion to build that…
  • How to save two million gallons per year

    21 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    BB has a well -- and thus the right to use as much water as he wants -- on his Northern California property. He sent this report:I just cut back from 70 4.5 gpm heads [irrigation hoses] run three times a week for 45 minutes per time (more in summer) to 5 heads three times a week for 30 minutes. Also do manual watering on 15 trees as needed as I’ve done in the past.Near as I can figure, I’ve gone from about 2.3 million gallons/year to about 250,000. (Realistically my target is now 250,000 because the pond will require about 49,000 gallons a year to maintain the fish and provide water for…
  • Speed blogging

    20 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    Greedy Environment Steals California's Water -- a nice discussion of WHAT water "the environment" is using. Related: How, What, When and Where of Aquatic Thermalscapes [pdf] will help folks trying to understand the temperature side of environmental water qualityPeople freak out that Nestle has been pumping water "without a permit" but (1) it's not much water (vs ag water use) and (2) maybe the bureaucracy failed to issue the permitHow the Saudis depleted their groundwater This 2013 story about Bakersfield families facing outrageous water bills is interesting for three reasons. First, it shows…
 
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  • l e a p o f f a i t h by downupbeats

    Biken Shrestha
    22 May 2015 | 11:26 am
    Photo Credit : downupbeats
  • Sunset by the pool, Side, Turkey by CatoHansen1

    mithuhassan2013
    22 May 2015 | 11:25 am
    Image from 2011 when I was on holiday in Turkey in the easter. This is shot on my first DSLR, a Nikon D5000 and a kit lens, the 18-105 VR. OK, so I pulled the sliders a bit, adding more vibrance/colour, sharpness, and some HDR to pull out the reflections in the water and some of the shadows. It is also cropped in a bit As Seen on 500px – May 22, 2015 at 12:32PM
  • Europa Hotel by johncarr1520

    edaccessible
    22 May 2015 | 11:25 am
    The streets of Vancouver in downpour. via http://bit.ly/1LlnPIl
  • St. Vitus Cathedral Prague by MarianGociek

    edaccessible
    22 May 2015 | 11:24 am
    Vitus Cathedral – Prague Castle – Prague – Czech Republic via http://bit.ly/1SoPyxf
  • Seafront Pavilion by Exsominute

    mithuhassan2013
    22 May 2015 | 11:24 am
    Proposal for a seafront pavilion As Seen on 500px – May 22, 2015 at 10:31AM
 
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  • After the Lawn Part 12. Cost and Worth

    EmilyGreen
    14 May 2015 | 3:46 pm
    How much does conversion from lawn to a model conservation garden cost? The final installment of the KCET series "After the Lawn" has the numbers for its Test Case house.
  • After the Lawn Part 11: Gardening and Surfing

    EmilyGreen
    8 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    Gardening with native plants is like surfing. With gardening, you hang out with the seals waiting, waiting, waiting for that perfect wave. With surfing, the art is holding on until just before rainy season to put plants in the ground. Then, if you're really serious, bare-root every thing.
  • After the Lawn Part 10: Better with less

    EmilyGreen
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Southern California was sold to the world as the place you can grow anything. Click on the site plan to be taken to KCET, where Part 10 of “After the Lawn” looks at what is actually possible for water-conscious gardeners. Image: Emily Green/KCET   …
  • After the Lawn Part 9: Greywater

    EmilyGreen
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Retrofitting a house to disperse greywater combined with rainwater capture could meet irrigation needs of a well-considered California garden.
  • After the Lawn Part 8: Rain gardens

    EmilyGreen
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    As drought measures target garden irrigation, Southern California homes can replace lost water by landscaping in a way that harvests local rain.
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  • September 26-30, 2015: WEFTEC 2015

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    22 May 2015 | 7:48 am
    Where: Chicago, Illinois Organization: Water Environment Federation Website: http://www.weftec.org/ WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today. Also recognized as the largest annual water […]The post September 26-30, 2015: WEFTEC 2015 appeared first on Water Canada.
  • September 15-18, 2015: Western Canada Water 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition

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    22 May 2015 | 7:03 am
    Where: Winnipeg, MB Organization: Western Canada Water and Wastewater Association Website: http://wcwwa.ca/events/wcw-annual-conference-exhibition/wcw15/The post September 15-18, 2015: Western Canada Water 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition appeared first on Water Canada.
  • Centre Wellington Opens Sewage Treatment Plant

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    21 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    The Township of Centre Wellington, Ontario celebrated the grand opening of the Elora wastewater treatment plant (EWWTP) and the Clyde Street sewage pumping station (SPS) on May 19. In 2012, the township began the construction phase to upgrade and expand the two projects. Funding for the project was provided by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities […]The post Centre Wellington Opens Sewage Treatment Plant appeared first on Water Canada.
  • Village of Clinton Hosts Grand Opening of New $2.45-Million Water Treatment Plant

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    21 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    On May 20, the residents of Clinton, British Columbia and the federal, provincial, and municipal governments celebrated the grand opening of the Village of Clinton’s new $2.45-million water treatment plant and reservoir. The project was entirely funded by the Gas Tax Fund, which is administered by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and provides an […]The post Village of Clinton Hosts Grand Opening of New $2.45-Million Water Treatment Plant appeared first on Water Canada.
  • Charlottetown Encourages Continued Conservation Efforts

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    21 May 2015 | 12:19 pm
    The City of Charlottetown’s Water and Sewer Utility is advising the public to be conscious of excessive water usage in the warmer and drier months ahead. The city issued a notice reminding citizens to take advantage of the many conservation programs that are available in Charlottetown. “Water is not a resource that we should be […]The post Charlottetown Encourages Continued Conservation Efforts appeared first on Water Canada.
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  • Supporting Florida Parks(II)(?)

    Tom
    21 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    My previous post discussed some troubling FDEP proposals for more logging and cattle grazing in state parks. Concerns about park financing don’t have to bounce from one odd idea to another. There are serious scholars addressing these questions, as well as information-dense studies of state park finances. For example, Margaret Walls, at Resources for the Future, published her 2013 study, “Paying for State Parks: Evaluating Alternative Approaches for the 21st Century.” She carefully analyzed  many possible financing mechanisms including user fees, privatization of visitor…
  • Supporting state parks

    Tom
    19 May 2015 | 5:26 pm
    In several newspaper op-eds, Secretary of FDEP Jon Steverson has answered critics who oppose his push to reduce state appropriations for state parks. He is very interested, for example, in taking money from private parties for more cattle grazing and logging in Myakka River State Park, one of the state’s oldest and largest parks. Myakka Park is an extraordinary resource, harboring two large lakes, extensive wetlands, uncommon species, and a great deal of recreational use. The Myakka River itself running through the Park was designated by the state Legislature as Wild and Scenic.
  • The limits of water “intuition”

    Tom
    17 May 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Joseph Heath, a philosophy professor at the University of Toronto, offers as good a theory as any to explain why Florida politics–and water policy–has become so irrational. In Enlightenment 2.0, he observes that one side of the political spectrum has overwhelmingly decided to favor their “intuition”: Conservatives have become enamored of the idea that politics is ultimately not about plans and policies, it’s about “gut feelings” and “values.” (p. 10) Yet what  has happened to conservatism in recent years, particularly in its the American…
  • Two Leopold anecdotes

    Tom
    13 May 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Luna Leopold (1915-2006), one of five children of Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), was the first Chief Hydrologist of the U. S. Geological Survey and an eminent scholar. His most striking Florida connection is as the primary organizer of the 1969 “Environmental Impact of the Big Cypress Swamp Jetport” report. Sometimes called the “Leopold Report” or the “Leopold-Marshall” report because of Art Marshall’s key writing role, it helped terminate expansion of the Big Cypress Jetport. The report’s first paragraph was extraordinarily blunt: The…
  • Florida’s hidden water markets

    Tom
    6 May 2015 | 11:40 am
    Having a hard time securing a Florida water use permit? Is the proposed water withdrawal just plain too controversial? Here’s how you get around those problems. It is a bit cumbersome, and will amount to buying a water use permit, which is not strictly legal. You will have to operate behind the scenes. First, find some nearby water user that might sell their land to you. Like, say, a sod farm or two that could be converted to the massive cattle pasture you want to create. Make sure they have a valid water use permit! After you buy the property, go to the water management district and…
 
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  • The Problems and Solutions to Borehole Construction

    Jonny
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    In March 2015 we attended the Help with Private Water Supplies seminar at the Thirsk Rural Business Centre. The free event was put on to offer advice to people who get their water supply from a spring, stream, well or a borehole which is very common in and around the Yorkshire Dales. Business owners, a domestic users, landlords, landowners, environmental health officers, Yorkshire Water staff and the DWI were all in attendance and there was plenty of guidance on offer about all things water. As well as speaking to attendees one on one Dales Water Directors Jonny and Nick were asked to give a…
  • New Borehole Installed at Specialist Education Centre

    Jonny
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    In early March we completed a brand new borehole installation at an education and children’s residential centre in the North East of England. The new borehole system takes advantage of two e.syboxes in an e.sytwin setup, has a water treatment system and was installed as part of large development incorporating two residential homes and a learning centre for vulnerable children. You can see the pumping plant below: Borehole and Submersible Pumping Plant After an initial site visit, desk study and quotation acceptance our drilling team drilled a 150mm diameter borehole to 57 metres into a…
  • Help With Private Water Supplies Event in Thirsk on March 16th 2015

    Jonny
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:53 am
    Dales Water will be attending a special ‘Help with Private Water Supplies’ seminar at the Thirsk Rural Business Centre at the town’s Auction Mart, from 10am – 4pm on Monday 16th of March 2015. The event is free and it has been put together to offer advice to people who get their water supply from a spring, stream, well or a borehole. Business owners, a domestic users, landlords and landowners etc. are all invited to come along. There will be lots on offer including an overview of the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009 and the rules / implications surrounding them. Plus…
  • High Specification Boreholes

    Jonny
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:39 am
    In certain industries a higher specification borehole installation maybe required to ensure a business can operate successfully and profitably. This can be for a number of reasons such as the need to comply with government regulations, to ensure that final product (of which water helped produce) meets the required quality standards, the need to reduce operating costs when margins get squeezed by mains water bills or simply because the client wants the highest specification borehole possible. What is a High Specification Borehole? The best way to explain a higher specification borehole is to…
  • Dales Water Provide Rapid Turnaround Service to Borehole Water Dependent Site

    Jonny
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    Over the Christmas period our maintenance team responded to an emergency call out from a site in the North of England. The entire water supply had failed meaning no water was being delivered from the borehole. The site in question runs entirely on a private water supply and should they have to switch onto a mains supply due to failure it becomes expensive and inadequate. Luckily our maintenance team were on hand to help; responding quickly to the call out, diagnosing the issue, sourcing the replacement pumps and implementing the fix in under 24 hours. This allowed the site to become fully…
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