The EOS Science News magazine (Vol. 101 No. 5) by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for May 2020, is now available for perusal. This issue covers topics such as coastal wetlands, farming, and Cuba’s water, water quality, climate, air pollution, as well as, coastal sediment modeling.
Persons wishing to view this issue can send me an email.
We have just received our print copy of the Water Policy Journal (Volume 21 Issue 2), the official journal of the World Water Council, for April, 2019.
This issue provides articles which highlight topics such as water management, water pollution, women and irrigation, water quality, water use, isotope tracers, water reuse, governance policies for private wells, water demand and a critical review of the Ganges Water Sharing arrangement.
Persons wishing to view this journal can email me or visit me at my desk.
We have just received our digital copy of the Water Well Journal (Volume 73 No. 6) for June 2019.
In this issue the main topic of focus is on safety since June is National Safety Month. As such, topics highlighted include safety training on a budget, safety and travelling long distance, as well as, a look at substance abuse in the workplace, safety around electricity, and how to future proof your business.
In this issue a comprehensive buyers guide is also presented detailing products and services needed in the groundwater industry, together with, other National Ground Water Association news.
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We have just received our digital copy of the Water Well Journal (Volume 73 No. 5) for May 2019. In this issue topics highlighted include water quality and nitrates, aerial imaging and groundwater, irrigation and variable frequency drives, orientation for new workers, as well as, featured products and upcoming events.
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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.
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
Recently news stories highlighted the plight of Cape Town and “Day Zero” with their taps expected to run dry in April 2018. Fortunately, due to reservoir levels rising consistently and adequate water restrictions in place that day is not expected for any time in 2018 or 2019.
Yet, one country which is currently experiencing issues with their water supply is El Salvador, namely in rural villages such as Cabanas, and the municipality of Nejapa, as well as, poor neighborhoods in the capital of San Salvador.
Thus, with contaminated surface water supply, depleted groundwater reserves and the effects of climate change many are expected to be affected by a lack of potable water.
In a guest blog in the Water Efficiency Magazine Dr. Edo McGowan, who has forty years of experience in the development of local, regional, and international programs relating to health aspects of water quality, vector control, as well as, the analyses and disposal of hazardous materials, discusses the legality of water compared to its safety, since there could be many new contaminants existing that may not be found in laboratory tests.
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.
Persons wishing to view this issue can send an email or visit me at my desk.
The article below by Dan Rafter, published April 2 2018, highlights how the IoT (Internet of Things) is allowing water utilities to get smart and provide a better service to customers, as well as, manage the operations of the water utility.
Inside the Internet of Things
Making water utilities smarter
Dan Rafter – April 2 2018.
When you think of the Internet of Things movement, or IoT for short, you might think of a refrigerator that tells its users when a bottle of milk is getting old. Or maybe you picture an alarm clock that not only wakes you up at 5:30 a.m. but also tells your coffee maker to start brewing your favorite cup of joe.
The IoT movement has great potential to change our lives. Simply put, IoT refers to devices at work or at home that are all connected to the Internet and that all then talk to each other and share data.
The home version of the IoT movement sounds like fun. A sensor in your car can tell the lights in your home’s living room to switch on minutes before you pull into your driveway.
But what about in the workplace? And what about for water utilities? Does the IoT movement have a place in water delivery?
You can click on the following link to read the rest of the article.
We have just received our print copy of the Water Policy Journal Volume 20 Issue 2 for April 2018 from IWA Publishing.
Topics highlighted via research articles and case studies, in this issue, include climate change, water availability, cultural water in Australia, water governance, decentralization, water quality, ecological flow, and drought disaster risk, as well as, details of an Erratum for Water Policy Volume 19 Issue 5 pg 867-885.
Persons wishing to view a copy of this journal can email me or visit me at my desk.