AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition – ACE19

AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE19) would be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado from 9 – 12 June 2019. The theme of this year’s conference and exposition is “Innovating the Future of Water” where professionals, students and others within the water sector, can convene to learn from each other and connect with others, in order to solve global water challenges.

For further information about the annual conference and exposition, one can click on the following link to access the event’s website: AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition 2019 – ACE19

Water Well Journal – February 2019

We have received our issue of the Water Well Journal (Volume 73 No. 2) for February 2019. This issue focuses on topics such as well standards, in terms of plumbness and alignment; wellbore integrity; ways to amplify your business; safety concerns for working at night; wellhead protection, among other relevant topics, as well as, upcoming events and current National Ground Water Association news.

 

Cover of Water Well Journal February 2019
Cover of Water Well Journal February 2019

 

Persons wishing to view this journal can send me an email.

Advancing Climate Science and Response for Caribbean Islands

With climate change expected to impact the Caribbean, in terms of extreme weather conditions,  researchers at the last Climate Modellers Meeting Consortium, in the areas of climate dynamics and modeling, meteorology, water, among others, hope to make strides in the field of climate science using data produced within the region.

One can click on the following link below to get details from an article published by Kimberly A. Stephenson, Tannecia S. Stephenson and Abel Centella-Artola on 25 January, 2019 in the Earth and Space Science News Magazine (EOS 100)

 

Source: Advancing Climate Science and Response for Caribbean Islands

Pastoralists rely on satellites to search for water

With the advancement of climate change, many countries suffer frequent and longer drought conditions.  Yet, technology and relevant tools are able to make a difference. For example, in the article linked below, from UN Environment , nomadic herders in Sahel rely on satellite imaging, together with, necessary partnerships, to make positive changes in the search for water.

In the Sahel, pastoralists rely on satellites to search for water

Innovations to Beat Plastic Pollution

With many of us becoming aware of the detriment that plastics pose to the environment, as a result of recent research and  campaigns carried out for World Environment Day, there are some persons who are truly taking on an active role in finding a solution for single use plastics or plastics on a whole.

For instance, in one article “Boxed In” by Janice Kaspersen, the editor of Stormwater Magazine by Forester Media, she looks at boxed water sold in biodegradable containers.

Another recent article published on September 4th 2018, Janice Kaspersen, discusses how chemists at the University of Illinois, are trying to create plastics that break down in components that would not interfere with the environment under certain conditions such as heat and ultraviolet light.

Such  tests and innovations make me really hope that the scourge of plastics can be brought under control.

What do you guys think? Do you think that we will ever truly be able to “beat plastic pollution?

 

1st International Conference on Water Security

 

The conference would be held from  17 – 20 June 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

The 1st International Conference on Water Security will welcome academics, thinkers and practitioners from around the world to present, discuss and highlight key issues and directions for change from scientific and policy perspectives, including data needs and how data can be acquired, successful public and private sector business models in different settings, political opportunities and obstacles, what the expressed human needs are, and where the knowledge gaps exist.

Persons wishing to view further information on the conference  and registration can view the conference homepage.

Global Conference for Prosperity through Hydrological Services

Co-organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and other key stakeholders, the main focus of the conference will be to increase collaboration, in order to improve the availability and use of hydrological services on a global scale.

It will be held 7-9 May in Geneva, Switzerland.

Participants are expected to pre-register for the conference before 4th May 2018.

For further details one can view the conferences homepage.

 

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