AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition – ACE19

AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE19) would be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado from 9 – 12 June 2019. The theme of this year’s conference and exposition is “Innovating the Future of Water” where professionals, students and others within the water sector, can convene to learn from each other and connect with others, in order to solve global water challenges.

For further information about the annual conference and exposition, one can click on the following link to access the event’s website: AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition 2019 – ACE19

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Upcycling Project Protects the Ganges from Pollution

Many persons know that the Ganges River in India is one of the most polluted water ways in the world. For instance, the river is often contaminated by insecticides and pesticides used to grow the tonnes of flowers that devotees offer at the nearby temples, which is usually dumped into the river afterwards. Yet, Young Champion of the Earth finalist, Ankit Agarwal is making a difference through his upcycling project, HelpUsGreen as noted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

One can click on the following link to get further details on the initiative introduced by Agarwal A colorful solution to flower waste

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The Effects of Drought and Climate Change On Iran’s Environment

With recent drought conditions still etched in our memory,  and the possibility of such conditions looming in the present dry season, we all know how precious water is to our daily survival. Yet, in certain parts of Iran, namely in the Sistan and Baluchistan provinces, persons find life a daily struggle with limited water and harsh drought conditions coupled with the effects of climate change.

Persons may click on the link below to read how Iran’s environment has been affected by drought and climate change.

Drought turns part of Iran into a New Dust Bowl – National Geographic

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Free Webinar: Using SARA Modeling Tools in Water-Quality Management

Join Forester University for this live, educational webinar as SARA representatives discuss the organization’s proprietary water-quality modeling tools, which were designed to assist users in identifying potentially impaired water bodies, determining the required load reduction to address the potential impairments, and optimizing the selection and planning of BMPs and LIDs for water-quality management during both dry and wet periods.

This course will demonstrate how watershed planners, permittees, and regulatory agencies can apply statistical analysis to the results from the tools and models to develop attainable contact recreation criteria and associated BMP deployment percentages for quantitative water-quality master planning and implementation.

Learning Objectives 

By participating in this webinar, attendees will:

  • Review the Clean Water Act and primary contact recreation criteria
  • Examine the development and calibration of water-quality models
  • Discover the application of SARA water-quality modeling tools, including LRT and BMP tools
  • Learn about urban runoff management and identify BMP/LID implementation strategy
  • Understand attainable primary contact recreation criteria

 

Persons wishing know more about this webinar and to register  can click on the following link Register for Free Webinar

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Water Well Journal – February 2019

We have received our issue of the Water Well Journal (Volume 73 No. 2) for February 2019. This issue focuses on topics such as well standards, in terms of plumbness and alignment; wellbore integrity; ways to amplify your business; safety concerns for working at night; wellhead protection, among other relevant topics, as well as, upcoming events and current National Ground Water Association news.

 

Cover of Water Well Journal February 2019

Cover of Water Well Journal February 2019

 

Persons wishing to view this journal can send me an email.

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Advancing Climate Science and Response for Caribbean Islands

With climate change expected to impact the Caribbean, in terms of extreme weather conditions,  researchers at the last Climate Modellers Meeting Consortium, in the areas of climate dynamics and modeling, meteorology, water, among others, hope to make strides in the field of climate science using data produced within the region.

One can click on the following link below to get details from an article published by Kimberly A. Stephenson, Tannecia S. Stephenson and Abel Centella-Artola on 25 January, 2019 in the Earth and Space Science News Magazine (EOS 100)

 

Source: Advancing Climate Science and Response for Caribbean Islands

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Pastoralists rely on satellites to search for water

With the advancement of climate change, many countries suffer frequent and longer drought conditions.  Yet, technology and relevant tools are able to make a difference. For example, in the article linked below, from UN Environment , nomadic herders in Sahel rely on satellite imaging, together with, necessary partnerships, to make positive changes in the search for water.

In the Sahel, pastoralists rely on satellites to search for water

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Free Webinar – Stormwater Goes Green: The Benefit and Health of Trees in Green Stormwater Infrastructure

This webinar sponsored by Deep Root, will be presented by Post Doctoral Researcher Andrew Tirpak, from the University of Tennessee Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering on January 29th 2019.

Learning Objectives 
By participating in this webinar, attendees will:

  • Learn how the health of trees in bioretention practices compares to other urban trees and understand the design and environmental factors that are most influential to tree health in these systems
  • Discover the contributions trees provide to the hydrologic and pollutant removal performance of bioretention practices and how they vary among tree species
  • Gain exposure to, and understand the performance capabilities of, green infrastructure technologies designed to simultaneously manage urban runoff and promote tree health
  • Understand how bioretention design and meteorological parameters impact tree function in bioretention suspended pavement systems

 

To get further details on this webinar and enroll, interested persons can click on the following link Stormwater Goes Green: The Benefit and Health of Trees in Green Stormwater Infrastructure

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EOS Earth and Space Science News (Vol. 100 No.1)

We have just received our digital copy the EOS Earth and Space Science News Magazine for January 2019 from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). This issue focuses on climate change; climate action; Karst groundwater; turbulent transport on gravel streambeds; geophysical studies, in light of the Bhutan earthquake; the extinction of mountain birds and lightning seen as a climate variable.

Cover of Earth and Space Science News Magazine Vol. 100 No. 1

Cover of Earth and Space Science News Magazine Vol. 100 No. 1

 

 

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

 

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Water Well Journal January 2019 Vol. 73 No. 1

We have just received our digital copy of the Water Well Journal for January 2019. In this issue one is provided with articles on topics such as Groundwater Week 2018, preventative well maintenance, workplace emergency plans, respect in workplace and engineering water systems.

water well journal january 2019

Cover of Water Well Journal – January 2019

 

 

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

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