Some Plans to Reverse Climate Change Could Double Water Use

In recent research, noted in an article published by Jesse Kathan in the Eos Earth and Space Science Magazine on January 30 2020,  it has been noted that plans for full-scale negative emissions technologies can impact land, water and energy use on a global scale.

Click on the link below to access the full article.


Source: Some Plans to Reverse Climate Change Could Double Water Use

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

EOS: Earth, Space and Science News Magazine – May 2018

This month’s issue of the AGU’s EOS: Earth, Space and Science News magazine (Volume 99 No. 5), presents articles on topics such as, problems of living in a seismic zone, sampling the stratosphere, climate models, the garbage hot spot of the Pacific, tracking magma flow, soft tissue fossils, climate change risks, satellite based monitoring for water quality, climate response and geoengineering, flash floods, as well as, American Geophysical Union (AGU) related news.

Earth, Space and Science News - May 2018
Earth, Space and Science News – May 2018

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

Water Balance Methodology: Using Continuous Simulation to Protect Urban Watersheds and Stream Health

Please see the details below to enroll in the above mentioned on demand webcast, which is available via Forester University at the cost of 79.00 (US dollars), as well as, to learn more about the presenters.


How effective are your methods for mitigating the effects of urban development on watershed and stream health? Due in part to the limited availability of direct hydrologic data, many mitigation practices use a single-event methodology to identify pre and post hydrology. While the current practice has been extended to include water quality discharge standards, as we’ve seen, this practice is limited by increasingly stringent infiltration targets AND the ability to accurately verify the condition and hydrologic response of a receiving stream.

So, how can you design and validate mitigation facilities that mimic real-world hydrology to adequately protect watershed and stream health? Join industry innovators Kim Stephens and Jim Dumont to explore Water Balance Methodology, a continuous simulation model that demonstrates both flood frequency and water balance using assessment of regional streamflow gauges, and how to modify the model at your site to include watershed development and a system of mitigation facilities. This model is an important first step towards changing the engineering standard of practice for municipal infrastructure by restoring hydrologic integrity and promoting sustainable, urban watershed systems.

In this webcast, we’ll begin by examining how the protection of watershed and stream health in the urban environment ultimately depends on maintaining the natural proportion of rainwater entering streams via three pathways: overland runoff, shallow interflow and deep groundwater flow. We’ll explore how Water Balance Methodology provides an effective way to assess potential impacts resulting from urban development by allowing you to accurately mimic streamflow and duration in your urban infrastructure design. We’ll then jump into how optimizing the size and operation of mitigation facilities in the model can be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the mitigation plan in protecting the receiving stream. Finally, we’ll analyze how this approach provides a cost-effective methodology for creating watershed plans with optimized and effective mitigation facilities for a minimum total cost.

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

  1. Understand the basics of stream health and drainage design.
  2. Learn how to apply hydrology and hydraulic principles to stream health.
  3. Discover how to verify natural flow discharges and model verification.
  4. Explore the potential effects of traditional drainage design criteria.
  5. Analyze the benefits of including natural stream records in design.
  6. Determine how to establish effective and achievable stream health objectives.

To enroll in this course please click on the following link: Enroll in This Course Here.

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

* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time.
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.
* Purchase of this course allows you access to the presentation(s) for 6 months from the order date.

About Presenters

Kim A. Stephens

M.Eng., P.Eng.
Executive Director
Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia

Jim Dumont

P.Eng., P.Ag.
Engineering Applications Authority
Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia