Author Archives: WRlibrarian

About WRlibrarian

Currently employed with the Water and Sewerage Authority at the Water Resources Agency, I have taken the opportunity to create an innovative and exciting blog to make staff aware of library related activities, as well as, relevant information that can have an impact on the Agency's operation.

AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition – ACE18

The Annual AWWA Conference and Exposition is set for June 11-14 2018 at the Mandalay Convention Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the theme “Innovating the Future of Water”. Interested persons can register via the link below or go the … Continue reading

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GIS and the Environment

The materials presented in our last book display were well-appreciated. However, persons are always welcome to give recommendations on material they wish to see in the library since the library is for the clients. This week’s book display would be … Continue reading

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A Guide to Beaches and Bays of Trinidad and Tobago 2nd ed.

I am doing my happy dance and if you guys know me that’s because we just got a glossy, new book that has been on my wishlist for months, thanks to two of our colleagues who attended the Institute of … Continue reading

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Reference Texts Within the Library

For those of you who may not be familiar with some of the titles in the library, I have decided to create a digital display, similar to the ones seen in public libraries, in order to get persons acquainted with … Continue reading

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The Mysteries of Sea Mist: Atmospheric discoveries at the air-ocean interface

This article was published by Laura Sanchez – Water Efficiency Magazine Editor on September 6th 2017. I hope you find it as informative as I have. If you’ve ever walked along the shore and inhaled deeply, you’ve probably sensed it. … Continue reading

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Deciphering Deluges: New modeling approach reexamines two key assumptions about flooding

For the last century, the U.S. Geological Survey, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and others have collected data on flooding activity to assess damage and help predict future events. Accurately forecasting the frequency and magnitude of flooding events is critical for infrastructure design, environmental management, and disaster preparedness and response. … Continue reading

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Flood Frequency: Calculating 100-Year Floods

Everyone knows that a 100-year flood is a really big flood. But not all big floods are 100-year floods, and a 100-year flood is not necessarily the same as a 100-year storm. So…how can you ensure your floodplain structures are designed to … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Flash Flood Data

In his article below, Jonathan Gourley, discusses his involvement in the Automated Non-Contact Hydrologic Observations in Rivers (ANCHOR) project in order to gather Flash Flood Data. Source: In Pursuit of Flash Flood Data

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Solutions for Aging Water Infrastructure

The pipelines that municipalities use to deliver drinking water to their residents take a beating. Large cities pump tens of millions of gallons of water to their customers every day. And many of the pipes that municipalities rely on to transport drinking water and … Continue reading

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Acumen Free Fall Courses

From time to time Acumen offers free courses to assist persons in gaining valuable skills for leadership in the 21st century. By partnering with colleagues, friends, family members and even like-minded individuals around the world one can tackle courses that … Continue reading

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