I am just about a few hours from leaving Niagara Falls, Ontario, after spending five days at an exceptional conference organized by the Canadian National Chapter of the IAH. The Organizing Committee did an incredible job, not just with the logistics, but with the technical content - superb is the word that comes to mind. I cannot remember a groundwater conference this large (c. 900) and this good.
Yesterday we had John Cherry for the morning plenary and R. Allan Freeze for the luncheon speaker. I'll report on their talks in a few days.
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Antofagasta, Chile, will be first Latin American city to get 100% of its drinking water from desal. http://is.gd/LHR7UO
@PeterGleick Yes, I know science won - for now. But it is not over. Petitions being circulated to put it on ballot. Stay tuned.
@theburntcity You're welcome. Just finished 'The Fluoride Wars' by R. A. Freeze and Jay Lehr and will post review in a week or so.
Salt Lake County plans watershed symposium, 26-28 September.http://is.gd/4OJe0S
Download Proceedings: Int. Conference on GMS 2020 - Food-Water-Energy Nexus. http://is.gd/zN0Zqy
Great crowd at IAH (http://www.iah2012.org ) icebreaker tonight. Nice 'problem': registrants limited to c. 900 b/c of space limitations.
Lower Rio Grande (NM) Water Deal Doable If New Mexico, Feds Cooperate. http://is.gd/AAZaII
Course: International Training of Trainers on IWRM, Netherlands, 27 May - 14 June 2013, 3600 euros. http://is.gd/PnXlib
UCSB Bren School: Walton Family Foundation Sustainable Water Markets Fellowship Pgm for MESM & PhD students.http://is.gd/TFzrQO
Events and People
Jim Thebaut's ('Running Dry') latest message. http://is.gd/obSmdZ
Ag Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Create Jobs and Improve Rural Water Systems. http://is.gd/7I1e9s
Ron Curry, former NM Environment Dept head, rumored to be new @EPAgov Region 6 administrator.
RT @AWRAHQ U of MN researchers get $600,000 to reduce hydrofracking waste http://fb.me/1pfEMWasU
Position Open: Water for Waslala (Nicaragua) - Project Manager. Starts: January 2013 http://is.gd/xEfDgz
Position Open: EPA (Corvallis,OR) - Student Contractor (BS req'd.), Watershed modeling studies etc. Closes: 17 Oct. http://is.gd/Cta7YN
Position Open: Orange Cty (CA) Water District: Scientist -chemical,microbiological anal.,water sampling.Closes: 28 Septhttp://is.gd/VBz4Cp
Position Open: BLM - Hydrologist (Battle Mountain, NV). Closes: 10 October. http://is.gd/0nvjrE
Position Open: Bureau of Indian Affairs - Civil Engineer or Hydrologist (Gallup, NM). Closes: 10 October http://is.gd/RLD1tn
Position Open: Howard County (MD) - Public Works,Bureau of Environmental Svcs/Stormwater Mgmt. Closes: 28 Sept http://is.gd/9Qn6kg
Positions Open (3): Public Health Agency of Canada - Postdocs, waterborne diseases. http://is.gd/jsQRJv
Position Open: USEPA - Postdoc, wastewater reuse (Cincinnati, OH). Check to verify closing date before applying. http://is.gd/CiHmNK
Position Open: NSF - Rotator position (1-3 years) Instrumentation & Facilities Program http://is.gd/limgW6
Position Open: Clemson Univ - Water Resources Ext. Agent (Charleston,SC) . Search job ID # 11806 Closes: 12 Octhttp://is.gd/NuO5cg
Position Open: Western Watersheds Project - Executive Director (Hailey, ID). Closes: 1 October 2012. http://is.gd/BJeExr
Positions Open: Various - scroll down to 'Job Opportunities'http://is.gd/xtLe3o
Positions Open (2) : NOAA - Fish Biologist (Honolulu, HI). Close: 1 Oct. http://is.gd/kAldge
Position Open: River Restoration Northwest - Executive Director (P-T). Apps through 30 Sept. http://is.gd/LXCcB9
Position Open: Cornell University - Postdoc, bioenvironmental microsensor development (Fall 2012) http://is.gd/pDp9KX
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 8 - 14 September 2012http://bit.ly/PfIWjM
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 1 - 7 September 2012http://bit.ly/Os0nML
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 25 - 31 August 2012http://bit.ly/NAAA9q
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 11 - 17 August 2012 http://bit.ly/NJhwBK
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 21 - 27 July 2012
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 14 -20 April 2012 http://bit.ly/JdmnHZ
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 2012 http://bit.ly/wxqQsX
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 28 January - 3 February 2012 http://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
NRC Committee pub: 'Dam and Levee Safety and Community Resilience: A Vision for Future Practice' http://is.gd/62hNed
RT @medindoagua The Água & Water Daily is out! http://bit.ly/hRCisK ▸ Top stories today via @WaterWired @SaveTheWater @AGUAVITAL
Have already had two chats with colleagues about F and As (in SE Asia & Ethiopia) at IAH (http://www.iah2012.org )
ERL Paper: 'Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States' http://is.gd/ZAQsKh
Via @jfleck Decision on Datil-Rio Grande water transfer case expected by end of the year http://is.gd/4vvCA7
"In those days, it was easy to become an expert - you just had to know more than nothing." -- John Cherry, referring to the 'early days' of radioactive waste disposal