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  • Texas Fund Turns Oil Dollars into Water Investments

    Circle of Blue WaterNews
    Brett Walton
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    Houston is the big winner in first round of state financing for new water infrastructure fund. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Creative Commons user Katie Haugland The Houston metropolitan area will benefit from $US 3 billion in water supply projects that were selected last week for state financing. Click image to enlarge. By Brett Walton Circle of Blue The oil and gas boom that began less than a decade ago and pulled the Texas economy through the recession is now paying dividends in securing the state’s water future. Last week, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), a planning agency, approved…
  • New research will boost grasp of North American carbon cycle

    Water News -- ScienceDaily
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    For centuries, people have transformed and splintered landscapes and ecosystems in North America. This radical altering of nature makes it tough for scientists to analyze the continent’s life-sustaining carbon cycle — the biological, geological and chemical routes the element carbon takes to shift among earth, water and atmosphere.  
  • Megan Kogut's Washington State Water Jobs & More (CO, CT, OR, NM, KS, PA, MA & FL) - 30 July 2015

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    Aquadoc
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:20 am
    I have added some non-Washington jobs at the bottom of the list. I archive Megan's jobs and many others I post at #JobWaWi (Twitter) and on my blog here as well. 1) Washington Conservation Corps Intern, WA Department of Ecology Marine Monitoring Unit (Olympia, WA) (one year position) (zoom in...
  • Washington, DC sinking fast, adding to threat of sea-level rise

    Water News -- ScienceDaily
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, DC, could drop by six or more inches in the next century -- adding to the problems of sea-level rise.
  • 'Carbon sink' detected underneath world's deserts

    Water News -- ScienceDaily
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    The world's deserts may be storing some of the climate-changing carbon dioxide emitted by human activities, a new study suggests. Massive aquifers underneath deserts could hold more carbon than all the plants on land, according to the new research.
 
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  • The Stream, July 30: Costa Rica Considers Water System Overhaul

    Miranda Cawley
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    The Global Rundown In Costa Rica, several former presidents voiced support for legislation reforming the country’s water system. Nepal’s rice fields are suffering as drought stops farmers from planting, while drought-hit farmers in Canada can expect to receive financial relief from two major banks. Sinkholes are a growing problem along the Dead Sea coast in Israel. “They have on a few occasions given us about a week’s notice, including the sinkhole that wrecked the highway. But there is nothing we can do with the information other than to send teams out, fill in each new…
  • Texas Fund Turns Oil Dollars into Water Investments

    Brett Walton
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    Houston is the big winner in first round of state financing for new water infrastructure fund. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Creative Commons user Katie Haugland The Houston metropolitan area will benefit from $US 3 billion in water supply projects that were selected last week for state financing. Click image to enlarge. By Brett Walton Circle of Blue The oil and gas boom that began less than a decade ago and pulled the Texas economy through the recession is now paying dividends in securing the state’s water future. Last week, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), a planning agency, approved…
  • Sites Reservoir in Northern California Is 20th-Century Idea Trying to Fit the 21st

    Keith Schneider
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    New surface water storage project would be first in California since 1979. By Keith Schneider Circle of Blue Photo © Keith Schneider / Circle of Blue Grazing cattle vastly outnumber people in the Sites Valley of northern California, where a $US 4 billion reservoir is proposed. The reservoir would be the state’s fifth largest.Click image to enlarge. MAXWELL, Ca. – The New Melones Dam and reservoir, which floods a 42-kilometer (26-mile) stretch of the Stanislaus River in the Sierra foothills near Yosemite National Park, is the last big dam and water storage project built in California.
  • The Stream, July 29: India Monsoon Rains Good So Far, Despite El Nino

    Codi Yeager-Kozacek
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    The Global Rundown Monsoon rains are performing well in most of India. A major copper mine in Papua New Guinea is closing temporarily because of low river levels, while copper mines in Zambia are experiencing electricity shortages due to insufficient hydropower supplies. Oregon ordered state agencies to cut water consumption, scientists in Toledo, Ohio, monitored drinking water for algal toxins, and Switzerland apologized to France after taking water for thirsty livestock. A recent oil sands spill in Alberta could mean more opposition to new pipelines. “Every high profile incident and…
  • California Indian Tribe Pursues Rights to Groundwater

    Brett Walton
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    A court test of federal water law by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has implications for the American West. Photo © Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Images for Circle of Blue A groundwater recharge facility for the Coachella Valley adds water imported from the Colorado River to the valley’s main aquifer and prevents the land from sinking and damaging the surrounding infrastructure. Click image to enlarge. By Brett Walton Circle of Blue As California implements a landmark law to balance demand for groundwater with available supplies, an Indian tribe’s lawsuit in…
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    U.S. EPA Water News

  • Up To $13.9 Million Available From EPA for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Projects

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:21 pm
    CHICAGO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a Request for Applications soliciting proposals for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to fund new projects to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Up to $13.9 million will be available during the 2015 funding cycle for grants to state, tribal, interstate and local governmental agencies, institutions of higher learning and other nonprofit organizations. Applications are due September 28, 2015
  • TOMORROW: EPA Recognizing Gulf Guardian Award Winners in Corpus Christi, TX

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:49 am
    DALLAS – (July 29, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program will hold the 13th annual Gulf Guardians Awards ceremony in Corpus Christi, TX, this Thursday, July 30. The Gulf Guardian Awards recognize and honor the businesses, community groups, individuals and agencies that are keeping the Gulf healthy, beautiful and productive
  • Oklahoma, EPA study rivers, lakes and streams

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    DALLAS – (July 29, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Oklahoma Office of the Secretary of Energy and Environment (OSEE) are continuing to work on analyzing the condition of wetlands in Oklahoma, as part of a national initiative. The assessment will help build capacity to monitor and analyze wetland conditions while promoting collaboration across jurisdictional boundaries
  • EPA Report to Congress: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is Accelerating Great Lakes Cleanup and Protection

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Chicago (July 28, 2015) – During its first five years, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative implemented more than 2500 projects to improve water quality, clean up contaminated shoreline, protect and restore native habitat and species and prevent and control invasive species in the Great Lakes. That work, which began in 2010, is summarized in a new Report to Congress and the President
  • Pueblo of Santa Ana Granted Federal Authority to Protect Water Quality

    22 Jul 2015 | 3:15 pm
    DALLAS – (July 22, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the Pueblo of Santa Ana in N.M. has gained authority to administer its own water quality standards and certification programs under the Clean Water Act. The announcement was made today at the Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) meeting at the Pueblo of Isleta, N.M
 
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  • Australia Continues Oil-Spill Search Near Great Barrier Reef

    Bloomberg: Ben Sharples
    18 Jul 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Bloomberg: Maritime authorities will continue searching an area near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef where patches of oily water have been detected, after an aircraft Saturday failed to locate any material trace of oil. Shoreline searches are being conducted and a helicopter will fly over the area south of Townsville looking for a possible spill, Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads said Saturday in an e-mailed statement. While samples of the sheen have been taken for analysis, no on-water...
  • Australia on alert for potential oil spill off Great Barrier Reef

    Washington Post: Juliet Eilperin
    18 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Guardian: Australian authorities remain on alert for a potential oil spill in waters around the Great Barrier Reef despite finding little sign of a reported kilometre-long slick off the north Queensland coast. Maritime safety authorities in Queensland confirmed that small patches of oily water were seen in waters south of Townsville where a fisherman had earlier reported seeing a slick close to 1km long. Aircraft from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority will renew the search for evidence of the oil...
  • Passage California climate change bill could set global example

    LA Times: Chris Megerian
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:35 pm
    LA Times: When Gov. Jerry Brown visits the Vatican this week for an international conference, he'll be carrying a resolution from state lawmakers supporting Pope Francis' recent encyclical on climate change. He's hoping the Legislature will send an even stronger message later this year by passing new environmental rules aimed at helping California slash greenhouse-gas emissions over the next few decades. Approval of the legislation, intended to enact goals outlined by the governor this year, would bolster...
  • Australia: Reef oil spill: Oil spill off Great Barrier Reef

    Washington Post: Juliet Eilperin
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Brisbane Times: Early reports suggest the Great Barrier Reef spill is about 18 nautical miles NNE of Cape Upstart.
  • Scientists warn of bad outlook for future ski seasons as climate change affects snowfall

    Washington Post: Juliet Eilperin
    18 Jul 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Recent snowfalls at ski fields in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains may have been good news for holidaymakers, but studies have shown there might be disappointment ahead for snow lovers in the long term. Skiers and other snow lovers have faced a torrid time in the Australian alpine region lately with hardly any natural snow to enjoy since the start of July. While the latest snowfall looks good for both tourists and tourism, recent studies on climate change have highlighted that things may...
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    Water News -- ScienceDaily

  • Playing 'tag' with pollution lets scientists see who's 'it'

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Using a climate model that can tag sources of soot and track where it lands, researchers have determined which areas around the Tibetan Plateau contribute the most soot -- and where. The model can also suggest the most effective way to reduce soot on the plateau, easing the amount of warming the region undergoes. The study might help policy makers target pollution reduction efforts.
  • New research will boost grasp of North American carbon cycle

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    For centuries, people have transformed and splintered landscapes and ecosystems in North America. This radical altering of nature makes it tough for scientists to analyze the continent’s life-sustaining carbon cycle — the biological, geological and chemical routes the element carbon takes to shift among earth, water and atmosphere.  
  • Chimpanzees binge on clay to detox and boost the minerals in their diet

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Wild chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda are increasingly eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, according to a long-term international study . The article describes how the researchers observed wild chimpanzees in the Budongo forest eating and drinking from clay pits and termite mounds.
  • 'Carbon sink' detected underneath world's deserts

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    The world's deserts may be storing some of the climate-changing carbon dioxide emitted by human activities, a new study suggests. Massive aquifers underneath deserts could hold more carbon than all the plants on land, according to the new research.
  • Washington, DC sinking fast, adding to threat of sea-level rise

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, DC, could drop by six or more inches in the next century -- adding to the problems of sea-level rise.
 
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    AWRA Water Blog

  • TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 18 – 24 July 2015

    Michael "Aquadoc" Campana
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:19 am
    The picture below has achieved urban legend status in Albuquerque, NM. Yes, that’s the city to which the caption refers and whose ‘skyline’ (c. 1960s) you can see on the ‘shore’. The foothills of the Sandia Mountains, east of the city, provide the backdrop. This graphic was part of a promotional campaign in the 1969s […] Related posts: TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 27 June – 3 July 2015 Here in western Oregon we have drought, fireworks, 100 degree... TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 4 – 10 July 2015 We can all breathe more easily now. Why? A…
  • TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 11 – 17 July 2015

    Michael "Aquadoc" Campana
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:44 am
    What with all the water news this wee, what event takes priority?NASA’s Pluto (left) flyby and the remarkable pictures taken of the erstwhile planet and its largest moon, Charon (right). Perhaps there will be a renewed campaign to restore Pluto to its ‘planet’ status. And maybe it has water! If that’s not enough for NASA, consider that the agency  produced new estimates of the global […] Related posts: TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 27 June – 3 July 2015 Here in western Oregon we have drought, fireworks, 100 degree... TGIF! Weekly Water News…
  • Groundwater and Surface Water Hydrologists: The U.S. Department of Labor Requests Your Assistance

    Michael "Aquadoc" Campana
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    The following message from Tammy Belcher of RTI (Research Triangle institute), a Department of Labor contractor, is directed to all of you who consider yourselves groundwater or surface water hydrologists: Hydrologists:  Research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation, its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through […] Related posts: JAWRA Seeks Associate Editor, Surface Water Hydrology The Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) is... Read This…
  • TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 4 – 10 July 2015

    Michael "Aquadoc" Campana
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:02 am
    We can all breathe more easily now. Why? A nuclear (unclear?) agreement between the US and Iran? Settlement of the Greek debt crisis?  Removal of the Confederate battle flag from the Capitol grounds in South Carolina? No, something much bigger than the above has finally been resolved without bloodshed or acrimony. The water theft spat between Tom […] Related posts: TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 27 June – 3 July 2015 Here in western Oregon we have drought, fireworks, 100 degree... TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 16 – 22 May 2015 Mary Frances and I are in Edinburgh for…
  • Book Review: ‘Groundwater for the 21st Century: A Primer for Citizens of Planet Earth’

    Michael "Aquadoc" Campana
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Disclosure Notice: the publisher, McDonald & Woodward, sent me a review copy. I’ve since purchased an additional copy. Caveat Emptor: In early 2014 a publisher’s representative told me that if a paperback copy has a brown margin on the back cover instead of a green one, then that book is from the first printing and has a lot of typos. […] Related posts: G. Tracy Mehan III Book Review: ‘Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disasters’ G. Tracy Mehan III, an attorney and a Mississippi River basin... Book Review: ‘Rain – A Natural and…
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    We All Live Downstream

  • The Interns of Clean Water

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Interns of Clean Water By Adriana Diaz, Florida Intern The interns of Clean Water come from all parts the country, working together to protect our environmental well-being and quality of life. These interns work in offices in every region of the nation. We have students engaged in this organization in California, Florida, Michigan, Massachusetts, Washington DC, and more. Each participant has their own set of background that they bring to the Clean Water family, ranging from their diverse genders and ethnicities to their university and area of study. These students work on various projects…
  • SB 248: Common Sense Protections From Oil and Gas Operations in CA

    admin
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:43 am
    By Andrew Grinberg, CA Oil and Gas Program Manager – Follow Andrew on Twitter (@AndrewBGrinberg) This post is part of Clean Water Action’s ongoing series this month on California Oil and Gas policy. The entire “July: Oil and Gas Month” series can be found here. Oil Wells and Pipelines, Belridge Oil Field,Kern County, CA Last week I wrote about the recent fracking study by the California Council on Science and Technology and shared Clean Water Action’s initial response. Since then, the push for a moratorium on fracking in California has been heating up and over 100,000 people…
  • Turning Back the Clock on Toxic Protections

    admin
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
    Take Action to Protect Communities from Coal Ash Now! By Jennifer Peters, Water Programs Director – Follow Jennifer on Twitter (@EarthAvenger) Later today Congress will vote on yet another giveaway to big utilities and coal companies. H.R. 1734, the misleadingly named “Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation of 2015” would turn back the clock on critical protections to keep communities safe from harmful coal ash pollution. Coal ash contains arsenic, lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium and numerous other toxic chemicals. This dangerous bill is an insult to the many communities…
  • Saying sHELL NO

    admin
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    By Michael Kelly, Communications Director – Follow Michael on Twitter (@MichaelEdKelly) Like a pimple on a prom date, The Polar Pioneer, the massive rig that Shell will use to drill in the Arctic showed up in Seattle one morning a few months back. The scale of it was stunning. It imposed itself on the waterfront skyline. Looking west from my apartment, you couldn’t miss it. On the ferry to Bainbridge Island or Bremerton, it was the biggest thing you saw. And every time, my only thought was, “how stupid is this?” Drilling in the Arctic is a bad idea. It is one of the…
  • Help Us Support EPA Proposal to Put Drinking Water First When it Comes to Drilling Wastewater

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    14 Jul 2015 | 7:03 pm
    By Lynn Thorp, National Campaigns Director – Follow Lynn on Twitter (@LTCWA) Put Drinking Water First Yesterday in one of my favorite blogs (This Day in Water History), I learned that in 1916 drinking water service lines were required to be made of lead. That’s right. The lead pipes that plague us today were actually required because some pipes made of ot her materials were springing leaks frequently and causing all sorts of havoc. I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time. I’m interested in how we can prevent things like the lead pipe problem now. Are we making choices today…
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  • 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…
  • HOW LOW CAN IT GO?

    Editor
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    By Dennis Wyatt/Manteca Bulletin  Storage at New Melones Reservoir has dropped below 400,000 acre feet for the first time since 1991. The reservoir — the fourth largest in the state is now at less than 17 percent of capacity with expectations it will slip below 80,000 acre feet by Sept. 30. The 2.4 million acre foot capacity reservoir on the Stanislaus River is in the worst shape of all of the state’s major reservoirs that capture the lions; share of the Sierra snowpack melt. The water level would be even lower today if it hadn’t been for heavier than normal May snowfall that…
  • Irrigation districts take state to court

    Editor
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:36 am
    By Sam Matthews/Tracy Press Banta Carbona Irrigation District Water is still flowing in the Banta Carbona Irrigation District’s main lift canal. Although the district’s legal motion to halt the 100 percent cutoff of river water pumping was rejected in court Wednesday, water is still being delivered, as the legality of the State Water Board’s curtailment order as an enforceable demand remains in question. Banta-Carbona Irrigation District was still pumping water from the San Joaquin River Thursday morning as the BCID board of directors met in closed session. If any changes were made at…
  • Man-Made Drought: A Guide To California’s Water Wars

    Editor
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:37 am
      By Rep. Devin Nunes First published in Investor's Daily In the summer of 2002, shortly before I was elected to Congress, I sat through an eye-opening meeting with representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council and several local environmental activist groups. Hoping to convince me to support various water restrictions, they argued that San Joaquin Valley farmers should stop growing alfalfa and cotton in order to save water — though they allowed that the planting of high-value crops such as almonds could continue. Then, as our discussion turned to the groups’ overall…
 
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    Aguanomics

  • How B-Corps (and China) can save the world

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    I've criticized "social welfare maximizing" B-Corps as a solution in search of a problem, but I think I've found a problem worthy of them.First, let's set the (slightly contrived) stage as a world where for-profit corporations are willing to rape and pillage in a race to the bottom in terms of their social conduct. Let's also acknowledge that non-profits are lovely, but limited in their impact in many industries.B-corps are thus welcomed as intermediate "social-profit" enterprises that pursue sustainable practices (i.e., balancing the "needs" of all stakeholders) in many lines of…
  • Monday funnies

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    This is true, but...... it's ALSO important to spend time (fixed cost/sunk cost) when the decision will give long term rewards, e.g., touch typing, LaTeX or financial literacy :)
  • Flashback: 20-26 Jul 2014

    25 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    A year old but still worth reading...The Starfish and the Spider -- a (mini) review ... obvious AND hard simultaneouslyRonald Coase, institutions and water-- inspiring minds since 1937 So what about Detroit? Its water utility is still having trouble collecting revenue. This is so sad... for customersFrom 2008: The End of Cheap Food (in the US) due to politicians continually screwing up markets to help Big Ag make risk-free money :(
  • Friday party!

    24 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is GOOD fast food... pinxas (tapas) in Bilbao:
  • Let's talk about truth

    23 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    The kind view:The cruel view:
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  • veni vidi vici i by emil4l

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    29 Jul 2015 | 3:53 pm
    I came; I saw; I conquered via 500px http://ift.tt/1gmvxJa
  • Zion by PatHuebscher

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    29 Jul 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Sunset in the Zion National Park. Utah. The narrow bridge over the river was very crowdet with other photographer. Unfortunately, I did not have time to look for another spot. The sunset was stunning anyways. via 500px http://ift.tt/1KzsBCV
  • Long-Exposure Water Fountain

    gimmeges
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Water Spring Photographed with Long Exposure Image size:  4928 x 3264 ✓ Free for personal and commercial use ✓ No attribution required ✓ You may NOT re-distribute or sell this image as is (in its raw form). By using this website and its contents you Agree to our Terms and Conditions.
  • Glensheen Mansion/Grand Marais 2015

    WelcomeTree Farm
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Here are the pictures I took on our Grand Marais trip this week! These are all my favorites out of the 321 pictures I took over the two days. I didn’t get a lot from the Glensheen Mansion since the lighting was terrible for photography. (#glensheen) Anywho… enjoy!     Glensheen Mansion front entrance (Duluth, MN)       Majorie Congdon’s Bedroom (Glensheen Mansion, Duluth, MN)       Helen Congdon’s Bedroom (My favorite bedroom!) (Glensheen Mansion, Duluth, MN)       Fireplace in Helen Congdon’s Bedroom…
  • Long-Exposure Water Fountain with Red Lights

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    29 Jul 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Red Lights Water Fountain Image size: 4514 x 2990 ✓ Free for personal and commercial use ✓ No attribution required ✓ You may NOT re-distribute or sell this image as is (in its raw form). By using this website and its contents you Agree to our Terms and Conditions.
 
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    Chance of Rain

  • The sinking hub of California’s water system

    EmilyGreen
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:20 am
    Click on the image to be taken to a KCET report on how subsidence of the peat soils in the island farms of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta threaten levee failure, which could knock out one third of the water supply to Southern Californians. Illustration: California Department of Water Resources. …
  • After the Lawn

    EmilyGreen
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    KCET's 12-part guide for homeowners to landscape reform in drought.
  • Fixing a broken Delta

    EmilyGreen
    16 Jun 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Every governor of California since the Gipper has sworn that he will "fix" the Delta. And every one has failed. Water rights decisions designed to protect the estuary and fill aqueducts have been serially litigated, ignored and suppressed. Until recently. California is still failing to fix the Delta, but it's failing better. KCET explains.
  • 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.
 
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    International Water Law Project Blog

  • 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
    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 the World Water […]
  • State of Palestine Accedes to UN Watercourses Convention

    Gabriel Eckstein
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:33 pm
    On 6 January 2015, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, acting in his capacity as depositary for the UN Watercourses Convention, issued a formal notice that the State of Palestine had acceded to the Convention and that the treaty would enter into force for Palestine on 2 April 2015. That will make Palestine the 36th Party to ...
  • La entrada en vigor de la Convención de Naciones Unidas sobre Cursos de Agua Internacionales (The entry into force of the UN Convention on International Watercourses)

    Gabriel Eckstein
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:11 pm
    The following post is by Dr. Nicolás Boeglin of the la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Costa Rica. It was prepared in Spanish to broaden the discussion about the 1997 UN Watercourses Convention and encourage the conversation in the Spanish-speaking world. The IWLP welcomes such opportunities and looks forward to engaging with friends and colleagues in […]
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    Water Canada

  • Traces of Cocaine Found in Southern Ontario Drinking Water: McGill University

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    27 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    Traces of illegal drugs, including cocaine, can be found in drinking water in the Grand River watershed, according to a new study out of McGill University. Researchers told the CBC that water discharged from wastewater plants in the region had “the potential to contaminate sources of drinking water with drugs such as morphine, cocaine, and […]The post Traces of Cocaine Found in Southern Ontario Drinking Water: McGill University appeared first on Water Canada.
  • Peterborough to Receive Federal and Provincial Funding for Sewer Project

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    Joint funding from the governments of Canada and Ontario will allow the City of Peterborough to move forward with its Bethune Street Sanitary Sewer and Jackson Creek Diversion Project. “A large new sewer under Bethune Street will divert huge amounts of storm water around Peterborough’s downtown, reducing the burden on the aging infrastructure under this […]The post Peterborough to Receive Federal and Provincial Funding for Sewer Project appeared first on Water Canada.
  • Funding for Wastewater Upgrades in New Brunswick Community

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    On July 21, Regional Minister for New Brunswick Rob Moore announced $116,530 in federal funding towards wastewater system upgrades in Alma, New Brunswick. The funding represents up to one third of the total project costs of $349,591. The project will help increase the capacity of the Village of Alma’s wastewater treatment plant. With the upcoming […]The post Funding for Wastewater Upgrades in New Brunswick Community appeared first on Water Canada.
  • Interview: Eric Meliton of Partners in Project Green

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:25 am
    Partners in Project Green, launched by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), aims to create the biggest eco-business zone in the world. With a new stormwater charge set to be introduced in Mississauga, Ontario, Water Canada reached out to TRCA’s Eric Meliton to discuss the Partners in […]The post Interview: Eric Meliton of Partners in Project Green appeared first on Water Canada.
  • September 16, 2015: 3rd Food and Beverage Water Innovation Forum

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    22 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Where: Mississauga, ON Organization: BLOOM Website: http://bloomcentre.com/water-innovation-forum-2015/ Join over 200 industry stakeholders and international experts as they gather to explore “water and water related” challenges and opportunities facing Ontario’s food and beverage sector. This unique event will feature keynotes, interactive panel discussions, a marketplace, and networking opportunities. The Water Innovation Forum’s mission is to inspire […]The post September 16, 2015: 3rd Food and Beverage Water Innovation Forum appeared first on Water Canada.
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  • Governors against their state parks

    Tom
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Why do we see Rick Scott’s “interim” secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection promoting zany money raising ideas for state parks? Tea Party Governors do what they do. Wisconsin governor Scott Walker proposed eliminating all general revenue dollars devoted to park operations. Maine Governor LePage wanted to dismantle that state’s Bureau of Parks and Lands and increase timber harvesting on state lands. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is closing state parks and cutting the budget of others. Kansas governor Sam Brownback also has cut state park…
  • How many manatees can you pack in there?

    Tom
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    During cold spells, manatees aggregate in warm water springs to survive. The minimum flows and levels established for these flowing systems must leave enough depth and water space for the half-ton marine mammals. Not a problem; just don’t issue water use permits that would lower flows and squeeze manatee box equivalents too hard: SWFWMD, Recommended Minimum Flows For the Chassahowitzka River System, October 30, 2012, p. 80. That is just an illustration of space requirements, not a coffin. Pack ’em in.
  • Southwest Florida 1963-2015?

    Tom
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    In 1966, the Florida Board of Conservation published a report on “Land and Water Resources Needs and Availability” in the “Southwest Florida” region. Water demand projections went out to 2015 for an area about the same as today’s Southwest Florida Water Management District. They may have set the record for demand overestimates. The Board projected that water demand in 2015 in the region would be 6.4 billion gallons a day, which is about the same as occurred in 2012 in the entire state and over five times that within the water management district. To meet…
  • Florida waterisms

    Tom
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:52 am
    There are lots of Florida-specific acronyms, programs, and place names but those are not “waterisms.” It means a term mostly or exclusively used to describe a fact or concern about Florida water management. Like: “Backpumping” (Mostly a south Florida term and referring to agricultural users that pump their excess water into a natural water body) “Deep” reservoir (Meaning a very shallow reservoir but deep by Florida standards) “Expand the water pie” (A plea for the government to help pay to develop water supplies) “Finger-fill…
  • Doing more water conservation

    Tom
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, portions of south Florida are moving into drought conditions: July 7, 2015 Funny, Florida goes into and out of drought, like in 2001: May 15, 2001 If the current drought intensifies and spreads, probably the best set of water conservation responses was written way back in 2002: the Florida Water Conservation Initiative. Unfortunately, there is no more recent statewide inventory of water conservation possibilities. I am personally fond of that report and it has lots of good ideas that could still be implemented. Even better, the state, in cooperation…
 
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  • Why Proper Hydration is Essential Everyday

    Jacob
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Of all the elements on Earth, none is more essential to life as we know it than water. While we might all be aware that life on Earth would be impossible without water, fewer are aware of the importance of proper hydration in their everyday life. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, staying properly hydrated is vital for both immediate physical and mental performance as well as long term overall health. But why is it so important to hydrate your body? What are the benefits of proper hydration, and how can you tell if you are hydrated properly or not? Let’s answer these…
  • Bottle Bright Water Bottle Cleaner Giveaway!

    Jacob
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
    We are excited to bring you our latest giveaway, sponsored by the folks at CleanEthics! This time we are selecting 5 lucky winners who will each receive 1 10-Count Pouch of Bottle Bright Water Bottle Cleaning Tablets! Win Bottle Bright Water Bottle Cleaner! Your Entries 0 Total Entries 173 Days Left Ended 5 Winners will be selected to receive 1 10-count pouch of Bottle Bright Water Bottle Cleaner free of charge! This contest expired. Powered by ContestHopper For those who aren’t familiar with Bottle Bright, these neat effervescing tabs are an ideal way to get your water bottle sparkling…
  • Hydro Flask vs. Klean Kanteen – The Great Insulated Debate

    Jacob
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:45 pm
    When it comes to stainless steel water bottles two names tower above all the rest: Hydro Flask and Klean Kanteen. These two giants pretty much have the insulated stainless steel market sewn up tight. Anyone who has owned either of them can quickly tell you why: they provide one of the most convenient and useful ways to store your ice water, your steaming hot coffee, your frosty smoothie, your bubbling soup, or just about anything else you can stuff into it. Hydro Flask versus Klean Kanteen! Which is the Best Stainless Steel Water Bottle? Quick Compare Hydro Flask3340 Ounce Wide MouthStainless…
  • Jack Johnson Awesome Insulated Klean Kanteen

    Jacob
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Klean Kanteen is one of those names which needs no real introduction. Their wide selection of insulated stainless steel water bottles has cemented the company as a leader in the world of water bottles and by all appearances, Klean Kanteen is here to stay. I’ve owned many Klean Kanteen bottles over the years and find myself coming back to them for their exceptional practicality, ease of use and no-nonsense design. Today I’d like to turn the Hydration Anywhere spotlight on one special Klean Kanteen I own: my Jack Johnson “From Here To Now To You” 12 ounce insulated Klean…
  • Getting to Know the LifeStraw Go Water Bottle

    Jacob
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:37 pm
    In the LifeStraw we find a seemingly simple device which packs some big implications: equipped with a LifeStraw, one is suddenly able to treat virtually any water source as a safe and viable way to hydrate. Taking the concept of the personal water filter to a whole new level, the LifeStraw incorporates an impressively powerful filter into a remarkably functional and portable design. We’ve talked about the LifeStraw before here on Hydration Anywhere – in our Filtered Water Bottle Buyers Guide – but I wanted to bring our readers a comprehensive review of the LifeStraw, and the…
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