Any later and I would have to rename this post 'Wednesday Something-or-Other'
Busy day interviewing the five groups of finalists for the CONICYT's Climate Change Center and writing some reports.
So what should you be reading?
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If these 30 or so aren't enough, check out his previous list! You'll be in heaven!
From the issue's editor, E. Tim Smith:
Sustainable water resources is a term that covers a multitude of topics, and as such tends to be one of those integrative phrases that is subject to a wide variety of definitions. In this issue of Water Resources IMPACT the concept is addressed by authors representing the Federal government, NGO’s, and con- sultants. The last article, from academia represents an appli- cation of the concept to the Caribbean region that shows an at- tempt to put ideas into practice. There are many additional contributions to the literature, however, many of which can be found on the Sustainable Water Resources Site.
3 Global Change and Water Resources: Where Are We Headed? ... Matthew C. Larsen
The United States is now coping with large-scale issues that include supply and water quality among many other considerations. The effects of population, land use, aquatic ecosystem needs, precipitation, and sea-level rise are examined, among other topics.
8 Long-Term Agro-ecosystem Research (LTAR) and the Global Challenges to Food and Agriculture ... Ann Bartuska, Mark R. Walbridge, and Steven R. Shafer
Water resources are expected to have an increasing part in how agriculture can be conducted in the future. To cope with this challenge, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is implementing a program of Long Term Agricultural Research applied to regions within the nation.
11 The Path Forward to Achieve Safe and Sustainable Water Resources: USEPA’s Newly Aligned Research Program ... Jennifer Orme- Zavaleta and Michael E. MacDonald
The USEPA has a research program whose purpose is to pro- tect water supply and water quality for the nation. Current efforts focus on watershed approaches that are intended to address nonpoint sources, including problems like nutrients, chemicals, adequate infrastructure, and land use practices.
14 Watershed Sustainability Rating: Is There Any Rating Framework That Could Be Used? ... Harry X. Zhang and Ethan T. Smith
Watersheds are a focus for understanding how to manage and protect water resources over the long term. To accomplish this, several methodologies are examined, including those used by UNESCO, Canada, and USEPA; watershed charac- teristics, wastewater treatment plants, and industry all have an impact.
17 Water: A Strategic Business Asset ... Tom Pedersen
Water is increasingly important to all aspects of business as market forces are exerted. Specific examples include the Carbon Disclosure Project, the Water Disclosure Project, and the Water/Carbon Nexus.
19 Sustainable Water Resources in the Caribbean: Prospects and Challenges ... Nekesha B. Williams and Ken D. Thomas
Sustainability concepts are applied for small islands of the Caribbean. Supply problems like the scarcity of fresh water and salt-water intrusion are examined; social, environmental, and economic aspects are considered as part of integrated water resources management.
Time to sleep...
"Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things." - Waldo Tobler (thanks to Matthew Garcia)