I'm still in Central America, now in
Nicaragua, ensconced at the 'fabulous' Best Western Las Mercedes Hotel, whose main attribute is its location just across the street from Managua's international airport. The hotel also has a wide assortment of wildlife on its grounds (it's an old-fashioned sprawling motel), few of which are found inside the rooms. But I've never been bitten.
I am looking forward to seeing Natalia Raudez and Laura Espinoza García (shown here in a 2009 picture), former SUSIE students, and Rob Bell and other El Porvenir folks before heading home to Mary Frances on 3 July.
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Jay Famiglietti: TUGG Last Call at the Oasis to a Theater Near You. http://is.gd/4QmUQO
Bottled Water and Drinking Water
Via @foodandwater Over 300 Protesters Demand Gov. Kitzhaber Stop Nestlé’s Water Grab in Columbia Gorge http://bit.ly/ND93xU
Third Anniversary: SUSIE Students Arrive in Oregon!http://bit.ly/NQ6UCr
Tushaar Shah: Climate Change, Groundwater Governance, and IWRM (Via @WMF1985) http://bit.ly/KDvtnt
Hydrofracking, Shale Gas, Oil Sands, and Energy
RT @GeologyReport Fracking can be undertaken safely in UK, Royal Society says http://sns.mx/w9qfy4
Back in the Saddle After Securing Two Lucrative Endorsement Deals in Honduras http://bit.ly/Mxbl1Q
Pipe Dreams: Moving Water Around the West http://bit.ly/Lvl5be
AWWA Report: Buried No Longer - Confronting America's Water Infrastructure Challenge. http://is.gd/VPu4mZ
Journals and Publications
JWARP: Journal of Water Resource and Protection 4(5) - May 2012 (Free Downloads!) http://bit.ly/Mvqv6K
Water 4(2) - June 2012 (Free Downloads!) http://bit.ly/MyOH9q
People and Personal
Hope to get another Weekly Water News Summary out this Friday after two-week hiatus.
@cfishman No vacation although enjoying myself. Building a rural water system and checking future projects. Seeing friends in HN and NIC.
@rivrchik Mornin', Maggie! Headed to Tegucigalpa today, then to Managua tomorrow. Home on 3 July!
Okay - new profile pic. No more Mr. Nice Guy.
@cfishman It's my 'gangsta' or 'grim reaper' alter ego. Just felt like doing something different.
Death By A Thousand Cuts: Will Santa Fe's campaign to buy up water rights kill the Rio Grande? http://is.gd/sNnTXF
Position Open: @UNDP Tech Expert, Drylands Develop. Ctr, Building Drought Resilient Communities,Horn of Africa http://is.gd/PDw9S9
Position Open: IBWC (US-Mexico) - Public Affairs Specialist - bilingual (El Paso, TX) http://is.gd/8r76Eo
Position Open: Lincoln Ventures (Lincoln Univ) - Hydrologist/Ground Water Scientist (Canterbury, NZ) http://is.gd/9hoojT
Positions Open (2): DOE - FERC - Fish Biologists (DC)http://is.gd/Xd0W0P
Positions Open (2): USGS - Hydrologists (Baltimore, MD).http://is.gd/JxiKaN
Position Open: Oregon Sea Grant - summer internship for Gs or UGs interpreting marine science for public. http://is.gd/lodAlU
Position Open: Director, APLV's Escuela Técnica de Agua Potable in Nicaragua http://bit.ly/LPw54J
Position Open: U of Iowa (IIHR) - Postdoc or grad student, erosion & sediment transport. http://is.gd/7i6xjR
TGIF - Weekly Water News Summary, 31 March - 6 April 2012http://bit.ly/HmCNlk
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 24 - 30 March 2012http://bit.ly/H7fEkw
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 17 - 23 March 2012 http://bit.ly/GRLsGe
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 10 - 16 March 2012 http://bit.ly/xeD89Z
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 3 - 9 March 2012 http://bit.ly/xXluYG
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 25 February - 2 March 2012 http://bit.ly/yEY43C
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 18 - 24 February 2012. http://bit.ly/w6elbW
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 11 - 17 February 2012 http://bit.ly/wHGMzb
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 4 - 10 February 2012http://bit.ly/wxqQsX
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 28 January - 3 February 2012http://bit.ly/zdQXyW
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 21-27 January 2012 (Florida Edition)http://bit.ly/yw836U
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 14-20 January 2012 (AWRA Day!)http://bit.ly/wOAXFy
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 7-13 January 2012 (Triskaidekaphobia Day!)http://bit.ly/z8j8s2
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 31 December 2011 - 6 January 2012 http://bit.ly/xvMj3P
RT @tiggerp222 The Daily News is out! http://bit.ly/qgOrKN ▸ Top stories today via @vouchAR@cornellmiami @WaterWired
Water Ethics Newsletter - June 2012 http://is.gd/iRP7E3
CEOAS 'Making Waves' Newsletter - 29 June 2012. http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/makingwaves/
Montana Water News - June 2012. http://is.gd/jjf1qY
Just read @LastCallOasis post. Did the Cuyahoga River really burn in 1969? See @watercrunch post http://is.gd/OvrP8Z
USGS Pub: WQ from crystalline rock aquifers in NE,NY,NJ, 1995-2007. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2011/5220/
RT @H2OEthics Water Footprint of Electricity Highest for Hydro, Report Says http://bloom.bg/Qltqmh via @BloombergNews
NYT Op-Ed by Alan MacDonald - Africa's Hidden Water Wealthhttp://is.gd/Jxv9vp
Jay Famiglietti: Rallying Around Our Known Unknowns: What We Don't Know Will Hurt Us. http://is.gd/52hpQp
Webinar: Social Water:Tool for Harnessing Crowdsourcing to Involve Citizen Scientists in Hydro Data Acq. 19 July,11 EDThttp://is.gd/AbXZMt
“And when we reach the Managua bus station, it is recommended that you don't linger in the area and get to your hotel as soon as possible." - advice from the ayudante (assistant) on our bus
"¡Beisbol es el rey en Nicaragua!" - Antonio, my taxi driver