Water Well Journal – March 2018

We have received our digital version of the Water Well Journal from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) for March, 2018.

This issue contains information on pump equipment, safety in the workplace, minimizing VFDs (variable frequency drives) callbacks, managing work related stress and stay interviews, as well as, upcoming events, featured products and groundwater related news.

 

Water Well Journal March 2018
Cover of Water Well Journal March 2018

Persons wishing to view this journal may email me or visit me at my desk.

Earth and Space Science News (EOS) – July 2017

Volume 98 Issue 7 for the Earth and Space  Science News Magazine is now available for perusal.

This issue presents topics such as data buoys and typhoons, magnetic mapping, water quality database and aquatic systems, advocacy, stream network geometry and climate.

One can also get a glimpse into the work of other scientists from the Postcards from the Field feature presented.

 

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EOS Volume 98 No. 7 – July 2017

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

The Value of Water Monitoring – Aquatic Informatics

The value of water monitoring? Who should know that best but the employees of the Agency. Such an activity makes it possible for our staff to disseminate information and data to relevant stakeholders, as well as, make it possible for policy changes and best practices and procedures.

However, putting that information into words, especially when advocating, for programmes, equipment and even finance means that water resource managers, environmentalists and hydrologists, need to talk the talk and not just walk the walk.

One such document, that may aid in this endeavor is the book “The Value of Water Monitoring” published by Aquatic Informatics and available in digital format.

This monograph is 55 pages in length (that’s right not as huge as some of the documents you guys have to read) and is expected to serve many of our staff members, such as water resource managers, environmentalists, water quality specialists, hydrologists and water resource engineers, not to mention, other persons who have a general interest in water monitoring.

Topics discussed include hydrological information, decision-making, sustainability, transforming data and the cost and benefits of water monitoring.

A case study is also made available on the varied use and value of hydrological information for a small district in New Zealand. (If you have read my previous posts, you may have read one that discussed the importance of case studies – if not, then what are you waiting on?)

This document provides illustrations, references and also contains links for persons to source some of the information cited so anyone wishing to read this document can email me or check me at my desk. ­čÖé

The Value of Water Monitoring - Aquatic Informatics
The Value of Water Monitoring – Aquatic Informatics