A Closer Look at Turbulent Transport in Gravel Streambeds

A recent post by Sarah Stanley, published in the EOS Earth, Space and Science News magazine online, highlights a research article from the Water Resources Research Journal, which focuses on the influence of turbulence on the exchange of nutrients within gravel streambeds.

One can click on the link below to get further details on the research article by Roche et al.

 

Source: A Closer Look at Turbulent Transport in Gravel Streambeds

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How India’s Fishermen Turn Ocean Plastic Into Roads

In the article below published by Maanvi Singh, for National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic issue, we get to learn about an innovative recycling programme, initiated by India’s fishermen with assistance from key stakeholders and government agencies.

How India’s Fishermen Turn Ocean Plastic Into Roads

 

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1st International Conference on Water Security

 

The conference would be held from  17 – 20 June 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

The 1st International Conference on Water Security will welcome academics, thinkers and practitioners from around the world to present, discuss and highlight key issues and directions for change from scientific and policy perspectives, including data needs and how data can be acquired, successful public and private sector business models in different settings, political opportunities and obstacles, what the expressed human needs are, and where the knowledge gaps exist.

Persons wishing to view further information on the conference  and registration can view the conference homepage.

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

On June 17 2018, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification would be observing “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought”.

The UNCCD Secretariat invites various organizations such as international and non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders to draw attention to land issues and educate the public about effective methods of achieving Land Degradation Neutrality on 17 June each year.

This years theme would be “The Land Has True Value: Invest in it”

2018 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought poster

2018 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought poster

One can find more information and related media on the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification page.

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Fellowship and Award from the International River Foundation

Applications are now being accepted from developing countries for the Vera Thiess Fellowship for Women and The Emerging River Professional Award (ERPA) put forward by the International River Foundation. One can see the links below for more details.(Please note that the fellowship and award are for those in the early stages of their career within the water sector).
Vera Thiess Fellowship for Women
The Vera Thiess Fellowship for Women gives women from developing countries the opportunity to gain valuable experience and network with the IRF and its partners. The goal of the Vera Thiess Fellowship is to advance women’s participation in water and river management to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. For more details on this Fellowship, and details on how to enter, please click here. 
Emerging Water Professional Award
The Emerging River Professional Award (ERPA) is an initiative of the IRF, established to recognize and foster early career river professionals who have demonstrated innovation, excellence and leadership in river, basin, or river-dependent community management within the first five years of their career. The ERPA is generously sponsored by OceanaGold Corporation. For more details on this award, and details on how to enter, please click here. 
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EOS Earth and Space Science News Magazine- June 2018

The newest issue of the AGU’s Earth and Space Science News (Volume 99 No. 6) for June, 2018 is now available for viewing. This issue includes topics such as an early cholera warning system, stratospheric warming effect on the atmosphere, playing and geosciences, oils spill response and risks, United Nations’ 2030 Global Vision, climate models and soil respiration.

 

Earth Space and Science News Magazine June 2018

Earth Space and Science News Magazine June 2018

Persons wishing to view a copy of this magazine can email me or visit me at my desk.

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Omniscient GRACE – Using NASA satellites to observe global water resources

A post from Laura Sanchez, from the Water Efficiency magazine editor’s blog, noted that two new satellites were launched into space on May 22nd to monitor the changes in the distribution of water. See below for further details.

Omniscient GRACE

Perspective often grants us the vantage point necessary to observe things with clarity. When Carl Sagan described gazing back at the earth from space in Pale Blue Dot, many of us were, for the first time, able to visualize our home planet from afar and reflect on it in the context of the universe.

On May 22, SpaceX launched a group of satellites into space that included two specialized satellites for NASA, which will offer scientists a similar perspective. The satellites, part of the Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment Follow On (GRACE-FO) mission, will study changes in the distribution of water on Earth.

Click on the following link to continue reading Laura’s post: Omniscient GRACE – using satellites to observe global water resources.

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EOS: Earth, Space and Science News Magazine – May 2018

This month’s issue of the AGU’s EOS: Earth, Space and Science News magazine (Volume 99 No. 5), presents articles on topics such as, problems of living in a seismic zone, sampling the stratosphere, climate models, the garbage hot spot of the Pacific, tracking magma flow, soft tissue fossils, climate change risks, satellite based monitoring for water quality, climate response and geoengineering, flash floods, as well as, American Geophysical Union (AGU) related news.

Earth, Space and Science News - May 2018

Earth, Space and Science News – May 2018

Persons wishing to view this issue can send an email or visit me at my desk.

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Coral reef early warning system deployed in Soufriere

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), University of Florida, and the government of St Lucia (Department of fisheries) formed an alliance to undertake a Caribbean Climate Change Adaptation Project. According to Albert Jones, CCCCC Representative, “The project encompasses adaptation measures in the Eastern and […]

via Coral reef early warning system deployed in Soufriere — caribbeanclimate

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Inside the Internet of Things – Making water utilities smarter

The article below by Dan Rafter, published April 2 2018, highlights how the IoT (Internet of Things) is allowing water utilities to get smart and provide a better service to customers, as well as, manage the operations of the water utility.

Inside the Internet of Things

Making water utilities smarter

Dan Rafter – April 2 2018.

When you think of the Internet of Things movement, or IoT for short, you might think of a refrigerator that tells its users when a bottle of milk is getting old. Or maybe you picture an alarm clock that not only wakes you up at 5:30 a.m. but also tells your coffee maker to start brewing your favorite cup of joe.

The IoT movement has great potential to change our lives. Simply put, IoT refers to devices at work or at home that are all connected to the Internet and that all then talk to each other and share data.

The home version of the IoT movement sounds like fun. A sensor in your car can tell the lights in your home’s living room to switch on minutes before you pull into your driveway.

But what about in the workplace? And what about for water utilities? Does the IoT movement have a place in water delivery?

You can click on the following link to read the rest of the article.

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