We have received our print version of the Water Policy Journal for December 2019 (Volume 21 Issue 6) from the World Water Council published by IWA Publishing.
This issue discusses topics such as water diplomacy, water security, groundwater management, recycling water, a Q-study for the segmentation of potable water customers, sustainable water services and incentives for water consumption reduction.
Persons wishing to view this document can send me and email or visit me at my desk.
The Earth and Space Science News magazine for March (Volume 100 No.3) focuses on the collision of environmental forces such as drought, GPS data, health impacts of wildfire smoke, tracing the path of Carbon in North America, DC’s clean energy law, modeling melting permafrost, air quality in India and other relevant American Geophysical Union (AGU) news.
Persons wishing to view this magazine can email me or visit me at my desk.
With our upcoming beach clean-up campaign in mind, I recently read an article on the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) website that puts a bit of fun into cleaning up other people’s messes, while maintaining a healthy environment.
Such an event is known as The Plastic Cup, which sees various teams (known as Plastic Pirates) travelling along the Tisza River, a major tributary of the Danube River, that passes through countries such as Ukraine, Hungary, Romania and Serbia, in boats made from recyclable materials, collecting plastic refuse that populate the waterway.
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.
Many volunteers have been tasked with acquiring hydrologic data, when the agency has been unable to make frequent trips to do so. The article below by Kampf et al. looks at mobile applications that are being used to crowdsource streamflow data.
In the article below by Arturo Santiago, published February 28, 2018, for MSW Management, the journal of municipal solid waste management professionals, he looks at one twelve year old girl, who makes it her business to pick up the trash along the 2 mile route to school, despite being bullied by her peers. Follow the link below to read the article and make your comments.
When I tell friends who are unfamiliar with the waste universe that I’m the editor of MSW Management, most of them ask, “What does MSW stand for?” Of course I would answer, municipal solid waste, and go on to explain that…
“Trash?” the friend would interrupt in a pious and ignorant manner.
Yes, trash. But what most people don’t realize is that there are entire industries dedicated to…
“Do you have to go to the dump to find stories?” the friend would snicker.
The teasing doesn’t bother me because number one, I’m an adult, and two, I realize the importance of waste management in civil society.
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 highlighting documents that deal with GIS and the Environment.
Enjoy and happy reading!
Dictionary of GIS Terminology
Soils and Environment – S. Ellis and A. Mellor
Metals in the Environment – MNV Prasad
GIS for Coastal Zone Management
GIS and Geocomputation – Peter Atkinson
Enzymes in the Environment Richard G Burns
GIS Multicriteria Decision Analysis – Jacek Malczewski
Water Resources and Environment – Editor Miklas Scholz
GIS and Geocomputation for Water Resource Science and Engineering – Barnali Dixon
Persons wishing to view any of the above documents can email me or visit me at my desk.
The International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts is expecting the submission of research papers. All authors of selected papers will be invited to the event.
The International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES), one of regional allies of GWP China, advocates its upcoming event “the 6th International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts”, on August 20-23, 2018 in Cean, France, together with the University of Caen Normandie and the Group of Scientific Interests.
Under such theme “Estuaries and Coasts in times of Global Change”, it includes several topics as below:
Saline intrusion and sea level rise: measurements, modelling and forecasting their impacts to economic development and human lives ;
Waves and Tsunami: Measurements, modelling, forecasting and warning system ;
Estuarine and coastal flows and their evolution by climate change ;
Sediment transport and morphological change in estuaries and coastal zones ;
Megacities development and coastal floods under the threat of sea level rise and climate change : Observation, modelling, forecasting and early warning systems ;
Environment and ecosystem change in estuaries and coastal zones in time of global change ;
Integrated Coastal Zone Management for sustainable developments in global change context ;
Environment and Marine Renewable Energies.
HIGHLIGHTS for whom have interestes in the theme and its topics—
Oct 1, 2017 : submission of abstracts
Dec 1, 2017 : notification of abstract acceptance
Jan 31, 2018 : submission of full papers
Mar 31, 2018 : notification of paper acceptance
Apr 30, 2018 : submission of camera-ready Manuscripts
Papers should provide detailed information on the objectives of the study, the methodology, the main results and major conclusions. They should mention the name, affiliation of authors, and Email of the corresponding author.
All of the presented papers will be included in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be considered for publication in peer-reviewed journals.