Climate Change’s Pulse Is in Central America and the Caribbean

This article  by J.E. Gonzalez et al. notes that  regions within Central America and the Caribbean are ideally located for tracking the effects of climate change and testing innovative ways to adapt to such changes which could serve as a template for other climate change studies.

Do enjoy!

Source: Climate Change’s Pulse Is in Central America and the Caribbean

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Plastic Waste Knows No Bounds

Wow! This article published by JoAnna Wendel (accessed via the link) is a definite need-to-read, especially to highlight the impact of pollution, which has taken over one of the largest Pitcairn islands in the United Kingdom, Henderson Island with about “671 pieces of plastic every square meter” (Wendel, 2017).

Source: Plastic Waste Knows No Bounds

Wendel, J. (2017), Plastic waste knows no bounds, Eos, 98, https://doi.org/10.1029/2017EO074191. Published on 22 May 2017.

 

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Why Is There So Much Carbon Dioxide in Rivers?

A very interesting article on carbon dioxide in rivers by Sarah Whitman discussing how carbon flows through freshwater bodies which can be applied to pollution and nutrients in the future.

Do enjoy!

Source: Why Is There So Much Carbon Dioxide in Rivers?

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Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination Volume 7 No. 3

Please view the links below for open access articles from the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination for September 2017 Volume 7 No. 3.

R. Mujeriego, M. Gullón, and S. Lobato
Published online 08.06.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Qingfeng Cheng, Lichao Nengzi, Dongying Xu, Junyuan Guo, and Jing Yu
Published online 13.05.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Akbar Eslami, Mohammad Mehralian, and Ahmad Moheb
Published online 06.06.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

S. Salvestrini, P. Vanore, A. Bogush, S. Mayadevi, and L. C. Campos
Published online 04.08.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Shinian Liu, Xiaokun Ye, Kuang He, Yuancai Chen, and Yongyou Hu
Published online 01.06.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Mohammad Taghi Ghaneian, Mohammad Hassan Ehrampoush, Eghbal Ehsanzadeh, Ali Nikoonahad, and Mohammad Miri
Published online 21.07.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

F. Z. Mahjoubi, A. Khalidi, O. Cherkaoui, R. Elmoubarki, M. Abdennouri, and N. Barka
Published online 01.06.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Meysam Abedinpour and Ebrahim Rohani
Published online 31.05.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Dongxue Hu, Yu Tian, Zhijiang Wang, Pan Wu, Peier Wang, Zhaobo Chen, Yubo Cui, and Hui Ge
Published online 22.07.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

 

Nader Taghipour, Mohammad Mosaferi, Mohammad Shakerkhatibi, Neemat Jaafarzadeh, Reza Dehghanzadeh, and Hassan HosseinNia
Published online 04.08.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

R. Vinoth Kumar and G. Pugazhenthi
Published online 24.08.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Tao Zheng
Published online 26.08.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

Happy reading guys! 🙂

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New Integrated Library System (ILS) Plans

With our present library management system not being able to fully support our needs in terms of search ability, ease of use, reliability and just overall management, I have been in contact with COMPanion Corporation, in order to learn more about their Alexandria Software, since I would like to implement it as our library management system.

Having used this system before, mainly for circulation, I can’t believe that I hadn’t thought about installing it here since its affordable, provides 24/7 support and is simply a gem in terms of usability for both the library staff and the client wanting to access library materials. Did I mention its affordable! Compared to other library systems or the new Library Service Platforms (LSPs), prices, it’s a drop in the bucket.

I have submitted its cost to our upcoming budget  and I am really hoping that we could get the green light for this system since I am all for improving client experience. Would keep you guys posted on any other updates. Keep your fingers and toes crossed guys 🙂

 

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Water Well Journal – May 2017

We have received our May 2017 issue of the Water Well Journal (Volume 71 Issue 5) from the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) which focuses on irrigation and groundwater. This issue presents a  variety of articles discussing topics such as water resources and irrigation, water balance, food production, variable frequency drives (VFDs), safety measures for workers and managing employee performance.

Water Well Journal (Volume 71 Issue 5) - May 2017

Water Well Journal (Volume 71 Issue 5) May 2017

 

Persons wishing  to view this issue can email me or visit me at my desk. Happy reading guys! 🙂

 

 

 

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EOS Earth, Space and Science News Volume 98 Issue 5

A new issue of the EOS – Earth, Space and Science News Magazine (Volume 98 Issue 5) is now available. This issue discusses some relevant topics including coastal wetlands, carbon storage, past floods and flood hazards,  risk assessment, green cities, Radar Method and aquifers, pollution and water quality.

 

EOS Earth, Space and Science News Volume 98 Issue 5

EOS Earth, Space and Science News Volume 98 Issue 5

Those who wish to view this issue can email me or check me at my desk. Happy reading guys! 🙂

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Webinar: “Good Enough” Isn’t Good Enough Anymore

I know I always bring all the free webinars to the forefront but this webinar while it is not free is definitely one worth paying for since it provides some pertinent information. Please see the details below for webinar information and registration links.

“Good Enough” Isn’t Good Enough Anymore: 8 Steps to Take Your Utility from Good to Great (May 9th, 2017 11am PDT / 2pm EDT)

In today’s world of tight budgets, rising costs and demanding customers, running anything less than a high performance organization is a one-way ticket to failure – for both you as a manager and your utility as a whole. But how do you turn a typical public agency like a utility company into a fast-paced performance engine in order to succeed? As we’ve seen, the typical “good enough for government work” operation is not cutting it anymore when we go asking our customers for the funds to properly operate our utilities.

Join utility management and performance expert Rob McElroy for an engaging and thought-provoking webinar walking through the simple steps necessary to get your utility up and moving fast as well as techniques to increase the effectiveness of your staff almost immediately.

In this webinar, our presenter will provide a blueprint for transforming your typical “good enough for government work” operation into a high-performing team. Throughout this discussion, McElroy will also reference case studies and examples of how utilities have transformed their operations and gained funding to properly operate their utility by delivering results customers notice. Within this examination, McElroy will point to utilities around the country that’ve transformed their organization, including those that’ve earned multiple EPA “Awards of Excellence”, and discuss how you can achieve the same.

Learning Objectives
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives.

  • Explore how to create an effective mission statement for your utility that everyone understands.
  • Examine what you must provide so that your staff can get more accomplished.
  • Discover how to leverage competition to create a high-performing organization.
  • Explore how to obtain funds to properly operate your utility by offering a new customer experience.

 

For further information and to enroll  in this course click the link.


Train Your Team
Get the whole team trained! We offer additional savings if you register as a group. For group pricing information, contact us at learning@forester.net

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Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination

Open access articles are now available from the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination Volume 7 Issue 2 – June 2017 from IWA Publishing. Persons can access these articles (via PDF as well) below.

 

Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination Volume 7 Issue 2

Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination Volume 7 Issue 2

Youngbeom Yu, Seockheon Lee, and Sung Kyu Maeng
Published online 31.05.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

K. Müller and P. Cornel
Published online 18.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Yali Liu, Xiaorong Kang, Xin Li, Zheng Wang, and Zhaoqian Jing
Published online 08.04.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Takashi Yonetani, Shinya Echigo, and Sadahiko Itoh
Published online 25.04.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Hassiba Bessaha, Mohamed Bouraada, and Louis Charles Deménorval
Published online 28.05.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Maria Dian Kurnia Sari, Gert Holm Kristensen, Martin Andersen, Alain Andre Maria Ducheyne, and Wan Aik Lee
Published online 18.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

 

B. A. Amer, M. H. Abdel-Aziz, E.-S. Z. El-Ashtoukhy, and N. K. Amin
Published online 08.04.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Bo Yang, Yue Xiang Li, and Jiao Song
Published online 30.04.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Vhahangwele Masindi and Mugera W. Gitari
Published online 14.05.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

S. Suganya, A. Saravanan, P. Senthil Kumar, M. Yashwanthraj, P. Sundar Rajan, and K. Kayalvizhi
Published online 30.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Abdelkader Hamlat, Azeddine Guidoum, and Imen Koulala
Published online 30.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

 

Happy reading guys :).

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Free Online courses on MOOC

With our thoughts on upcoming training I felt I should just put this out there again for those of you who may not have seen it when it was posted in 2015. Do hope you guys find some courses to enjoy.

WRA Library

When you are in a company where  training is limited due to a lack of funding, or even if you are the type of person who knows the benefits of continued education, you can definitely take a look at the MOOC website.

Through this website person have an opportunity to enroll for courses offered by various universities around the world, for free, with some providers offering course completion certificates and exams at a fee.

For those of you interested in this website you can learn more at the following link About Mooc

If you want to take part in this initiative you can also check out the website’s home page and browse through their list of providers and categories or by university/entity to find a course that’s right for you and your educational goals at MOOC LIST

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