http://www.fao.org/forestry/en/ Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environment and Head of the Federal Forestry Agency of the Russian Federation Ivan Valentik emphasizes the importance of preserving forest and water resources and proposes strengthening international discussions on boreal forests, especially in light of climate change. Read more http://www.mnr.gov.ru/english/ Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org
He is a member of one of the boards in the Federal Ministry of Water Resources. Nobody paid him any special attention until he got up to make his submission at the retreat where stakeholders were gathered to address issues in Nigeria's water resources development. His submission was radical as he decided to raise critical issues that perhaps many of his colleagues would not touch with a twenty-foot pole, including that of diversion of funds meant for water resources development by members of Nigeria's National Assembly. Reactions from his colleagues and others at the event showed that he raised an issue that they could immediately connect with as we bring it to you in this video.
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An executive bill sent to the Senate seeking to concentrate the control of water resources in the hands of the Federal Government has divided senators across regional lines. While northern senators support the bill and its objectives, their southern counterparts are opposed to it. Those opposed to it pointed out that the bill, if passed into law, would further centralise power and the nation’s resources. This, they pointed out, would counter the current move towards devolution of powers, which is currently skewed in favour of the Federal Government. President Muhammadu Buhari had sent the bill to the legislature in 2017, while the Majority Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presented the bill as it is customary for executive bills. It is ‘A Bill for An Act to Establish a Regulatory Framework for the Water Resources Sector in Nigeria, Provide for the Equitable and Sustainable Redevelopment, Management, Use and Conservation of Nigeria’s Surface Water and Groundwater Resources and for Related Matter.’ The summary of the bill reads, “This Act repeals the Water Resources Act, Cap W2 LFN 2004; River Basin Development Act Cap R9 LFN 2004; Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (Establishment) Act, Cap N110A, LFN, 2004; NationaI Water Resources lnstitute Act Cap N83 LFN 2004; and establishes the National Council on Water Resources, Nigeria Water Resources Regulatory Commission, River Basin Development Authorities, Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, and the National Water Resources Institute.” The proposed bodies, if established, will “provide for the regulation, equitable and sustainable development, management, use and conservation of Nigeria’s surface water and groundwater resources.” The division occurred at the plenary on Thursday when the lawmakers considered the report on the bill by the Senate Committee on Water Resources. The southern senators particularly criticised the move to create new Federal Government’s bodies to take over the responsibilities of the states over the water resources within their territories. The controversial parts of the bill are contained in Clauses 1 to 5. The clauses read, “All surface water and groundwater wherever it occurs is a resource common to all people, the use of which is subject to statutory control. “There shall be no private ownership of water but the right to use water in accordance with the provisions of this Act. “The right to the use, management and control of all surface water and groundwater affecting more than one state pursuant to Item 64 of the Exclusive Legislative list in Part l of the Second Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended, and as set out in the First Schedule to this Act, together with the beds and banks, is vested in the Government of the Federation to be exercised in accordance with the provisions of this Act. “As the public trustee of the nation’s water resources, the Federal Government, acting through the minister and the institutions created in this Act or pursuant to this Act, shall ensure that the water resources of the nation are protected, used, developed, conserved, managed and controlled in a sustainable and equitable manner, for the benefit of all persons and in accordance with its constitutional mandate.
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How much water do communities in the arid western United States need to survive? It depends on what the public decides to do with the water. Fundamental ethical considerations, policy debates, and planning concerns must be addressed to adequately answer this question. As a society how do we ensure that our wants for water do not imperil the human and ecosystem need for water? Joanna Endter-Wada is an Associate Professor of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy in the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University. Her work focuses on water policy and law in the U.S. West where she contributes to finding more equitable and sustainable approaches for using this vital resource. After researching water issues and interacting with water officials, managers, users, and scientists for more than two decades, Endter-Wada appreciates the many challenges and trade-offs involved in water-related decision making. As an academic researcher and practicing scholar of public policy, Endter-Wada engages in interdisciplinary science projects, translates science to the general public, and serves in appointed positions on task forces, boards, and committees. She has worked with government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels on water, urban landscape, forestry, fisheries, public land, and wetland issues. She is a member of the International Association for Society and Resource Management, the American Water Resources Association, and the Ecological Society of America. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Following the lead-tainted drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan an Associated Press investigation into U.S. Environmental Protection Agency records found nearly 1,400 water systems providing tap water to almost 4 million Americans exceeded acceptable levels of lead at least once between 2013 and 2015. AP Reporter Meghan Hoyer, who co-wrote a story on the investigation, joined Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the problem.
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LIGHTS OUT! According to a December report from the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), claims have been made concerning a nationwide power outage lasting up to six months. The report also called for the preparation of local, state, and national governments and their “response” to these “catastrophic” power outages. Here’s how the NIAC defines a “catastrophic power outage”: - Events beyond modern experience that exhaust or exceed mutual aid capabilities - Likely to be no-notice or limited-notice events that could be complicated by a cyber-physical attack - Long duration, lasting several weeks to months due to physical infrastructure damage - Affects a broad geographic area, covering multiple states or regions and affecting tens of millions of people - Causes severe cascading impacts that force critical sectors—drinking water and wastewater systems, communications, transportation, healthcare, and financial services—to operate in a degraded state In the actual report, this is referring up to 75 million people, or nearly a quarter of the U.S. population. Along with 7 “recommendations” that call for the approach of catastrophic power outages, and how to mitigate cross-sector interdependencies and cascading failures via your Alphabet Soups (Here is the summarized version): 1. Examine and clarify the federal authorities that may be exercised 2. Develop a federal design basis and the design standards/criteria that identify what infrastructure sectors, cities, communities, and rural areas need to reduce the impacts and recover from a catastrophic power outage 3. Develop guidance and provide resources for states, territories, cities, and localities to design community enclaves 4. Design and support a portfolio of incentives 5. Conduct a series of regional catastrophic power outage exercises 6. Ensure that all critical natural gas transmission pipeline infrastructure has the appropriate standards, design, and practices to continue service 7. Develop or support a flexible, adaptable emergency communications system But when you factor in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and their most recently 2018-2022 Strategic Plan’s 3 strategic goals: 1. Build a Culture of Preparedness 2. Ready the Nation for Catastrophic Disasters 3. Reduce the Complexity of FEMA Factor all of this with Walmart, Martial Law, Deep Underground Military Bases (DUMBS), Shadow Government, and FEMA Executive Orders — And the question still remains: What Are They REALLY Getting Ready For?!?! THE TRUTH REVEALED!!! SEE THE WARNING SIGNS AHEAD OF TIME!!! PLEASE SEEK YAHUAH AND HIS TRUE SON YAHUSHA — THAT WAY YOU WILL BE PREPARED AT ALL TIMES!! ALSO SEE — More On Walmart! https://youtu.be/EhmE9HK8TBc ALSO SEE — Continuity Of Government (Shadow Government!) https://youtu.be/Vj8t7yDDYns LEARN MORE! Washington Examiner: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/start-prepping-electric-grid-prime-target-of-terrorists-profound-threat-says-dhs DHS Reports Power Outage Business Meeting (26 Pages, Dec. 13th, 2018): https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/NIAC%20Catastrophic%20Power%20Outage%20Study_QBM%20Dec%2013_FINAL_508c.pdf Power Outage “Capabilities Plan” (94 Pages, Dec. 2018): https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/NIAC%20Catastrophic%20Power%20Outage%20Study_508%20FINAL.pdf FEMA Strategic Plan 2018-2022: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1533052524696-b5137201a4614ade5e0129ef01cbf661/strat_plan.pdf 2016 Memorandum: https://transportation.house.gov/uploadedfiles/2016-04-14-campbell.pdf Civilian Inmate Labor Program (Army): https://fas.org/irp/doddir/army/ar210-35.pdf FM 3-39.40 — “Internment Resettlement” (Army): https://info.publicintelligence.net/USArmy-InternmentResettlement.pdf
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Rep. Grace F. Napolitano's opening statement at a Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee hearing on the role of federal agencies in water infrastructure, the Subcommittee's first hearing of the 115th Congress.
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Comments made by top federal officials about the Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan
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May 1, 2015 -- House of Representatives Adopts McClintock Amendment to Stop Federal Agencies from Purchasing Scarce California Water for Fish: The House of Representatives adopted an amendment by Congressman Tom McClintock to forbid federal agencies from buying up scarce water during California’s catastrophic drought in order to release it into rivers to meet environmental requirements. The amendment was adopted today as part of the Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Act. www.mcclintock.house.gov
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Learn about public domain climate and water information from NOAA and other federal science agencies and where to access libraries of images and visualizations that are free to use in game design. Guests: Peg Steffen, NOAA, Bruce Moravchik, NOAA
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http://transport.house.gov/WRRDA The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013 promotes our Nation's competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth by upholding the seminal federal responsibility to maintain a strong transportation infrastructure and ensure the efficient flow of domestic and international commerce.
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Transportation funding in the near future could drop significantly as federal funding sources are curtailed and traditional dedicated funding sources yield less revenue for highways, roads, bridges and transit. On this week's program, Julie explores the direct challenge facing lead transportation policymakers as support for higher gas taxes, motor vehicle sales taxes and license fees proves difficult to secure. She is joined on the program by Senate Transportation Chair Scott Dibble, DFL-Mpls., and lead Senate Republican Committee Member John Pederson, R-St. Cloud. Also on the program, Minnesota's most valuable resource is being threatened by species foreign to Minnesota. Commissioner Tom Landwehr of the Dept. of Natural Resources and Senator John Hoffman, DFL-Champlin, explain the steps that boaters and legislators must take to protect Minnesota's reputation of 10,000 lakes. Finally, August 1st was an historic day in Minnesota, as same-sex couples were granted the right to legally marry. One of the champions of the new law, Senator Scott Dibble, offers a personal perspective on the meaning of the marriage law.
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As the state's primary land-grant university, Clemson University is ideally positioned to lead a comprehensive science-based water resource research program to provide objective knowledge about the capacity of our rivers and aquifers. Clemson PSA has multiple statewide programs that address water quality in forested wetlands and efficient use of water for agriculture. Clemson scientists work collaboratively across research disciplines, database and web platforms and inter-university colleges on crop irrigation systems, forested watershed management, water quality issues, water treatment and data analysis of the state's water resources. In conjunction with on-going university programs and partnering with SCDNR and SCDHEC, Clemson PSA will provide analytical capabilities, assist the process of initial baseline measurements of the state's eight river basins and aquifer capacities relevant to crop production, soil science and hydrogeology, and system modeling. The requested funding will be used to secure additional expertise and program support to unify the individual university programs into a complete and integrated Water Resources Program that will provide tools and information to state and federal agency collaborators as they implement sound water-related policy to ensure that South Carolina's most vital natural resource is managed to meet the needs of future generations. Funding will also support scientific and engineering expertise, technical educational components, development of solutions, and dissemination of unbiased, research-based information to SC citizens and key policy makers. Transcript: We need somebody, an unbiased, sound science-based report that can help us make proper decisions within the state. Clemson has the technology, we're hoping the state will help fund that so we can all share in this information and figure out the best way that we can all move forward together but still allow us to produce the freshest, safest food supply in the world.
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To learn more about Geosyntec Consultants and Water and Natural Resources Engineering Services, visit http://www.geosyntec.com/ Geosyntec provides engineering, earth science, remediation, and environmental management consulting and design services to a variety of federal departments, including agencies of the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Transportation as well as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, General Services Administration, and U.S. Postal Service.
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By Kenneth Nanin Staff of the Ministry of Water Resources and other Nigerians have been challenged to leave legacy of righteousness that would forever enthrone the name of God wherever they find themselves. This was the central message by Clerics at a dedication service of Christian Staff Fellowship Chapel of the Ministry in Abuja.
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ICPC Recovers 40 Stolen Government Vehicles The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), is to arraign some government officials from whom dozens of stolen government vehicles were recovered. The anti-graft agency says this would serve as a deterrent to civil servants who misuse or steal government property. The ICPC announced the recovery of the vehicles at a news conference in Abuja where the agency stated that the over 40 vehicles were recovered from the Water Resource Ministry. The vehicles included: 14 Hilux pickup trucks, 14 luxury branded sports utility vehicles, 4 luxury branded saloon cars, and eight new edition Toyota saloon cars. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Water Resources, Rabi Jimeta, revealed that those responsible for the theft were from a particular cadre of the civil service. The agency then used the opportunity to task Nigerians and civil servants on the need to be vigilant against misuse and theft of government property by public officers in the country.
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Dr. Rick Rediske, Professor of Water Resources at Grand Valley State University Annis Water Resources Institute, with a connection to State, Federal, and International agencies engaged in environmental analysis. He is also very engaged here locally as we face the challenge of polyflueral chemicals known as PFAS and PFOS in drinking and ground water. Deb Havens (host) is a Democratic candidate for Kent County Commission in Plainfield Township and the City of Rockford. Recorded October 2018. Video production at GRTV Public Access, a service of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. If you would like to contact the show with questions or comments, please send an email to: [email protected]
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Abridged Transcript: So CISA collaborated with the State Climatology Offie with DNR, SCWRC, and SC emergency management division to conduct a drought and water shortage tabletop exercise in 9/17. So the presentation reviewed what we did for the exercise, what were some of the key takeaways and gaps and opportunities that we ID'd at the exercise. We typically exercise for hurricanes and tornadoes and other sorts of hazardous events, so this was the first time we were able to do this and it got together folks from the emergency management side of response as well as the drought response committee. So it brought together 80 people from 40 different agencies. We did have vacancies on the direct response committee, so it’s important to have the right people on the committee to help with monitoring. We recognized that there were some communications gaps, so it was recognized that we need more consistent messaging. And one of the things that we did in response to those needs identified, we have a new drought website, SCdrought.com, which has a lot more updated and enhanced information about drought that will be more easily able to be disseminated to the public. The other part of the exercise really identified other places in the process where would be good to have more practice, more awareness and it would be a good thing to continue to practice and that was one of the recommendations from participants that we do this on a more regular basis, so maybe not every year like they do with hurricanes, but maybe every couple years to make sure that people know what their roles and responsibilities are and to update communications and monitoring as appropriate. It was a statewide exercise, so really trying to get different state local agency folks familiar with each other and what their responsibilities were. There were some federal agencies there as well, utilities that have a role in reservoir management and that's important during drought as well, so we had a variety of people but it was really a statewide exercise. If we kind of keep on in every 2 yrs, we might start planning another 1 for next yr. Anything else you want to tell us about the work that you do with CISA? Sure, we are funded by NOAA. We are based at the U of SC, but worked primarily in SC and NC on applied climate research and engagement. So our focus areas are on water resources and drought, coastal climate and health. And so we work with the range of decision-makers, sea grant programs, the state climate offices in both states, the WRC here in SC to help make sure that people understand climate information, can incorporate it into their decision-making and understand how climate affects society and our environment. Do you do a lot of work related to adaptation planning as it relates to climate and helping people to learn how to plan with that in mind? That's one dimension of it certainly specific to drought, but we do have a great collaboration with the SC Sea Grant Consortium where we fund a position that does coastal climate resilience and risk communications, so a lot of her work she's based in Charleston and a lot of her work is based on working with local communities to help them better understand the risks associated with climate and how best to adapt and communicate about those risks. What would you say is the most critical research need that SC has related to water resource management? Most of my work focuses around climate, I would say just you know research about how we can better understand the wide range of climate impacts that there are and how it affects society. Sometimes climate is naturally incorporated into water resources management in terms of temperature and precipitation data but in terms of adaptation, how can we do a better job being more resilient to floods and droughts and the sorts of events that we've experienced the last few years, I think a lot of the research is on the social science side to better understand how we can manage those events.
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United Native Americans Testimony Against Fracking @ California State Senate Hearing Lawmakers grill state oil regulators on oversight failures http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-lawmakers-grill-oil-regulators-20150310-story.html On Tuesday, state lawmakers took their turn lambasting California's beleaguered oil and gas agency at a hearing in which senators called the agency's historic practices corrupt, inept and woefully mismanaged. For two hours, legislators grilled the leaders of California's Department of Conservation, the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources and the State Water Resources Control Board, seeking assurances that the state's dwindling water supplies are protected from toxic oilfield waste. California orders 12 oil-field wells shut to protect groundwater The hearing comes as officials from DOGGR deal with the aftermath of the admission that they for years inadvertently allowed oil companies to inject wastewater — from fracking and other production operations — with high levels of benzene, a carcinogen, into hundreds of wells in protected aquifers, a violation of federal law. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has called the state's errors "shocking" and said that California's oil field waste water injection program does not comply with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Putting these agencies in charge of fixing the problem is like putting the fox in charge of guarding the henhouse. (“For two hours, legislators grilled the leaders of California's Department of Conservation, the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources and the State Water Resources... Agency officials have attributed the errors to chaotic record-keeping and antiquated data collection. And local water officials said that initial tests on nine drinking water wells found no benzene or other contaminants. Senators on Tuesday unfurled a litany of the agency's failings and asked how officials there can be trusted to address the problems. State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) called DOGGR's failings "endemic." "There has been a serious imbalance between the role of regulating the oil and gas industry and the role of protecting the public," Jackson said. Agency officials promised to do better and presented detailed plans to review the underground injection program. Sign-on Letter in Support of the Protect our Public Lands Act of 2015 http://bit.ly/1x0zvyi http://senate.ca.gov/media-archive# 03/10/2015 Joint Hearing Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee and Senate Environmental Quality Committee
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Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 10:00 a.m. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Hearing: A National Water Initiative: Coordinating and Improving Federal Research on Water Witnesses: Dr. Mark A. Shannon, Director of the United States Strategic Water Initiative Mr. Tod Christenson, Director of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) Dr. Timothy T. Loftus, Water Resource Planner for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Mr. Jerry Johnson, General Manager at the DC Water and Sewer Authority Mr. Bradley H. Spooner, Principal Engineer for Environmental Services at Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia Dr. Upton Hatch, Associate Director at the Water Resources Research Institute, the University of North Carolina 110th Congress
Amid California's most crippling drought of modern times, state officials on Friday announced they will not allocate water to agencies that serve 25 million people and nearly 1 million acres of farmland. The announcement marks the first time in the 54-year history of the State Water Project that such an action has been taken. State Department of Water Resources Director Mark Cowin said the action was taken to conserve the little water that remains behind the dams in the state's vast system of reservoirs. Most of the 29 agencies serving the towns and farms that draw from the State Water Project have other, local sources of water, but those also have been hard-hit by the drought. The total cut-off of state water deliveries this spring and summer could have a national impact because it will affect farms in one of the nation's richest agricultural belts. Friday's action came after Gov. Jerry Brown made an official drought declaration, clearing the way for state and federal agencies to coordinate efforts to preserve water and send it where it is needed most. The governor urged Californians to reduce their water use by 20 percent. It also reflects the severity of the dry conditions in the nation's most populous state. Officials say 2013 was the state's driest calendar year since records started being kept, and this year is heading in the same direction. A snow survey on Thursday in the Sierra Nevada, one of the state's key water sources, found the water content in the meager snowpack is just 12 percent of normal. Reservoirs are lower than they were at the same time in 1977, which is one of the two previous driest water years on record. State officials say 17 rural communities are in danger of a severe water shortage within four months. Wells are running dry or reservoirs are nearly empty in some communities. Others have long-running problems that predate the drought. The timing for of Friday's historic announcement was important: State water officials typically announce they are raising the water allotment on Feb. 1, but this year's winter has been so dry they wanted to ensure they could keep the remaining water behind the dams. The announcement also will give farmers more time to determine what crops they will plant this year and in what quantities. Farmers and ranchers throughout the state already have felt the drought's impact, tearing out orchards, fallowing fields and trucking in alfalfa to feed cattle on withered range land. At the same time, many cities have ordered severe cutbacks in water use. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d4202bbdfcb73d7fc376dbc022fa3f0b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Water resources are critical to human survival. Water also drives many sectors of the U.S. economy. Water challenges range from growing resource demand, to flooding and drought events, to changes in how the environment and built structures store this vital resource. This briefing to congressional staff and agency representatives outlines how U.S. academic and research organizations; federal, state, and local agencies; and private industry are working together to address society's needs for better water prediction tools. Recording conditions for this briefing were not optimal; we regret the poor quality of the audio. ______________ PANEL - Transforming NOAA water prediction for a water-prepared nation EDWARD CLARK, Director, Geo-Intelligence Division, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - The value of an operational water forecasting model - WRF-Hydro DAVID GOCHIS, Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Colorado - Water for ecosystems and society: The mutual benefits of the National Water Model and watershed ecohydrology research RYAN EMANUEL, Associate Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University - The National Water Model: The first comprehensive framework for predicting streamflow RICHARD HOOPER, Executive Director, The Consortium for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) - Using National Water Model results to benefit industry JOHN McHENRY, Chief Scientist, Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems, Huntsville, Alabama ______________ Hosted by UCAR in the Senate Visitor Center, Washington, DC, September 13, 2016. More UCAR Congressional Briefings: http://president.ucar.edu/government-relations/ucar-briefings/stories UCAR Government Relations: http://president.ucar.edu/government-relations
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FOR CLEAN VERSION SEE STORY NUMBER: apus004819 Amid California's most crippling drought of modern times, state officials on Friday announced they will not allocate water to agencies that serve 25 million people and nearly 1 million acres of farmland. The announcement marks the first time in the 54-year history of the State Water Project that such an action has been taken. State Department of Water Resources Director Mark Cowin said the action was taken to conserve the little water that remains behind the dams in the state's vast system of reservoirs. Most of the 29 agencies serving the towns and farms that draw from the State Water Project have other, local sources of water, but those also have been hard-hit by the drought. The total cut-off of state water deliveries this spring and summer could have a national impact because it will affect farms in one of the nation's richest agricultural belts. Friday's action came after Gov. Jerry Brown made an official drought declaration, clearing the way for state and federal agencies to coordinate efforts to preserve water and send it where it is needed most. The governor urged Californians to reduce their water use by 20 percent. It also reflects the severity of the dry conditions in the nation's most populous state. Officials say 2013 was the state's driest calendar year since records started being kept, and this year is heading in the same direction. A snow survey on Thursday in the Sierra Nevada, one of the state's key water sources, found the water content in the meager snowpack is just 12 percent of normal. Reservoirs are lower than they were at the same time in 1977, which is one of the two previous driest water years on record. State officials say 17 rural communities are in danger of a severe water shortage within four months. Wells are running dry or reservoirs are nearly empty in some communities. Others have long-running problems that predate the drought. The timing for of Friday's historic announcement was important: State water officials typically announce they are raising the water allotment on Feb. 1, but this year's winter has been so dry they wanted to ensure they could keep the remaining water behind the dams. The announcement also will give farmers more time to determine what crops they will plant this year and in what quantities. Farmers and ranchers throughout the state already have felt the drought's impact, tearing out orchards, fallowing fields and trucking in alfalfa to feed cattle on withered range land. At the same time, many cities have ordered severe cutbacks in water use. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d2e6fc9988b0ab655f2dbd9b986dab2f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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From disaster loans and cellphone service to a promise from federal immigration officials not to detain undocumented workers, there is an outpouring of help for those affected by the Northern California wildfires. Christin Ayers reports. (10-13-17)
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Official FEMA checklist https://www.ready.gov/kit Links to recommended item BELOW Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster supplies kit. WATER, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation -Emergency Water Packages https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CS53E2/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bugoutbro-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B001CS53E2&linkId=2620351a799e62c81a3ed6abe675f8a2 FOOD, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food -Mountain House Essential Bucket https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00955337I/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bugoutbro-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00955337I&linkId=ffe6bf466e7af7a99e23fa28820c5262 MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005I5ML0O/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bugoutbro-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B005I5ML0O&linkId=35515a2f5547cd956f35b2b12de9b81d RADIO, Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both -Kaito KA500 Emergency Radio https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003A21DQA/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bugoutbro-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B003A21DQA&linkId=214361ed9bf03e38008355601302948a Oregon Scientific WR201 Emergency Radio https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HCGN4G/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bugoutbro-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B007HCGN4G&linkId=cba49da5bed3807fdb16a9838847f50a Sminiker Emergency Crank Radio https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019MNPTJ2/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bugoutbro-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B019MNPTJ2&linkId=2c13b55c7adaa2e2f910bd2abc4544c0 FLASHLIGHT and extra batteries -Maxworks LED Aluminum Flashlights, 8-Pack https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004JZYJTA/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bugoutbro-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B004JZYJTA&linkId=97dc96bd46aeb49b26f3cfd1f23530a4 -Coleman CPX6 Lantern https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AU6FNN8/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bugoutbro-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00AU6FNN8&linkId=340ddc6214a9262be75a228c8aef6f7e FIRST AID KIT -Coleman Expedition First Aid Kit (205-Piece) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GOPNO6C/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bugoutbro-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00GOPNO6C&linkId=1b3c290db04f4da597e836dbd6e7bf21 WHISTLE to signal for help -Emergency Whistle https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LRBLSI/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bugoutbro-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B004LRBLSI&linkId=3ac1417fa13040beaeb8c07a72e18a4b DUST MASK to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place -3M Dust Mask, 30-Packhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GUP7X4/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bugoutbro-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B000GUP7X4&linkId=464da36b7a770f343c6306b523a97805 -MSA Safety Works Dust Respiratorhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009XW3ZS/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bugoutbro-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0009XW3ZS&linkId=415b1396ff4d12fc1233534b3da820cb MOIST TOWELETTES, GARBAGE BAGS and plastic ties for personal sanitation -Towelettes https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A7NUARS/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bugoutbro-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00A7NUARS&linkId=093e88be62233b2ebe549b46235e8198 -Trash Bagshttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001UB44SM/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bugoutbro-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B001UB44SM&linkId=61336999fe99539ce229b11180ea1965 WRENCH OR PLIERS to turn off utilities -Emergency Gas/Water shutoff tool https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NYDEPQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bugoutbro-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B000NYDEPQ&linkId=50be013991d274d9180ed4fcb46b173c MANUAL CAN OPENER for food -Heavy Duty Can Opener http://amzn.to/1UoYjor LOCAL MAP -Rand McNally 2016 Large Scale Road Atlas http://amzn.to/1VDVntB CELL PHONE WITH CHARGERS, inverter or solar charger -Solar Charger/Battery Pack 12000mAh Dual USB http://amzn.to/1UktRw0 -Solar Charger Brolar 5000mA http://amzn.to/1UoY7FP ----------SUPPORT THE CHANNEL----------- Get Survival Know How Merchandise: http://www.zazzle.com/survival_know_how Amazon Store: http://astore.amazon.com/bugoutbro-20 BattlBox Affiliate Link http://bit.ly/BattlBox1 ------------------LET'S CONNECT!----------------- The Blog https://www.SurvivalKnowHow.net Like me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bugoutbrothers/ Follow me on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/SurvivalKnowHow/ Follow me on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101609939051770060309/+bugoutbrothers/posts/p/pub
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This is the fourth presentation in the Advances in Earth Science Coalition briefing webinar, "Data as a National Asset for Decision-Making". This webinar is based on a Congressional briefing organized by the Advances in Earth Science coalition (22 June 2016). The webinar features experts from industry, academia, and state and federal government agencies, who will discuss how Earth Science data is collected, used, and disseminated. Speakers will address current protocols and future endeavors in data collection. Our speakers include: Virginia Burkett, Associate Director for Climate and Land Use Change, U.S. Geological Survey Katrin Hafner, Global Seismic Network Program Manager, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Tim Dye, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, Sonoma Technology, Inc. Mark Bennett, Director, USGS Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center This webinar is co-sponsored by: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Geological Society of America, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, U.S. Geological Survey For more information: www.americangeosciences.org/policy-critical-issues/webinars
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http://gallery.usgs.gov/videos/706 Congressional Brefing on Health of U.S. Streams Reduced by Streamflow Modifications and Contaminants. USGS will explain the importance of assessing all of these factors, and the implications the findings have for priorities in protection and restoration actions. Note: David McKinney from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency describes in presentation how to bring good the science to protection of the nation's aquatic resources. Peter Ode from California Department of Fish and Wildlife presents the importance of federal water resource programs and what they mean to states like California.
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#GovernmentofPakistanJobs2018-19 #PakJobs Job Link http://vulearning.com/JobsDetail/ministry-of-water-resources-jobs-2018-vacancies-advertisement-latest-71763.aspx Ministry of Water Resources Jobs 2018 Vacancies Advertisement Latest Vacancies / Positions:- Team Leader Director Technical Principal River Engineer Procurement Specialist Communication Specialist Policy, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Programme Officer (Water Resources Engineer) Programme Officer (Procurement) Programme Officer (IT) Program Officer (Liaison / Coordination) Programme Officer Policy & Monitoring (Finance & Accounts) Programme Officer (Finance & Business Management) SAP Analyst Accounts Officer Last Date to Apply: December 21, 2018
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Watearth, Inc. combines extensive and award-winning experience in water resources, hydrology and hydraulics, Low Impact Development, Green Infrastructure, water quality, and environmental engineering with an unparalleled knowledge of sustainable stormwater and water management to deliver cost-effective long-term solutions to our clients’ environmental and water challenges. Our thorough understanding of today’s regulatory climate allows us to focus on our clients’ concerns and competing priorities within the context of today’s regulatory climate with a collaborative and integrated planning process. Founded in 2008 by Principal Engineer, Jennifer J. Walker, P.E., D.WRE, ENV SP, CFM, QSD, we are a leader in water resources and integrating Green Infrastructure with flood control. We have extensive experience in implementing flood control, Green Infrastructure, and water resources projects in urbanized and undeveloped areas from a watershed-level down to the smallest site. We have successfully provided services from planning and modeling through design, construction, and maintenance phases. Our comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience allows us to “hit the ground running” with solutions that work for our clients. Walker is Principal developer of a model on behalf of the Texas Water Development Board to evaluate water conservation Best Management Practices statewide. Walker’s experience also includes developing a California statewide Low Impact Development (LID) modeling tool for Phase II communities in collaboration with California State Sacramento’s Office of Water Programs, which is funded by the State Water Resources Control Board. Walker serves as LID technical expert on the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Green Infrastructure Tool and the San Francisco Bay Area Green Plan-It Master Plan in collaboration with the San Francisco Estuary Institute. Walker is adept at solving complex and politically sensitive issues and is ahead of the curve in integrating GI/LID, water quality, environmental, water conservation, and flood control. She has been a diplomate of The American Academy of Water Resources Engineers since 2008. Watearth is an SBE/WBE/DBE certified business with multiple federal, state, and local agencies and maintains offices in Houston, Oakland, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. Please contact us for additional certification details and to discuss teaming on projects. Watearth 877.302.2084 [email protected] watearth.com
Water, Water Supply, Water Treatment... playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL24B5221AB0AE1146 more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/environment/water_news.html "How New York City gets its water and how that water is protected from pollution." Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_supply_network A water supply system or water supply network is a system of engineered hydrologic and hydraulic components which provide water supply. A water supply system typically includes: - A drainage basin (see water purification - sources of drinking water). - A raw water collection point (above or below ground) where the water accumulates, such as a lake, a river, or groundwater from an underground aquifer. Raw water may be transferred using uncovered ground-level aqueducts, covered tunnels or underground water pipes to water purification facilities. - Water purification facilities. Treated water is transferred using water pipes (usually underground). - Water storage facilities such as reservoirs, water tanks, or water towers. Smaller water systems may store the water in cisterns or pressure vessels. Tall buildings may also need to store water locally in pressure vessels in order for the water to reach the upper floors. - Additional water pressurizing components such as pumping stations may need to be situated at the outlet of underground or above ground reservoirs or cisterns (if gravity flow is impractical). - A pipe network for distribution of water to the consumers (which may be private houses or industrial, commercial or institution establishments) and other usage points (such as fire hydrants). - Connections to the sewers (underground pipes, or aboveground ditches in some developing countries) are generally found downstream of the water consumers, but the sewer system is considered to be a separate system, rather than part of the water supply system. Water abstraction and raw water transfer Raw water (untreated) is collected from a surface water source (such as an intake on a lake or a river) or from a groundwater source (such as a water well drawing from an underground aquifer) within the watershed that provides the water resource. Shallow dams and reservoirs are susceptible to outbreaks of toxic algae... The raw water is transferred to the water purification facilities using uncovered aqueducts, covered tunnels or underground water pipes. Water treatment Virtually all large systems must treat the water; a fact that is tightly regulated by global, state and federal agencies, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) or the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Water treatment must occur before the product reaches the consumer and afterwards (when it is discharged again). Water purification usually occurs close to the final delivery points to reduce pumping costs and the chances of the water becoming contaminated after treatment. Traditional surface water treatment plants generally consists of three steps: clarification, filtration and disinfection. Clarification refers to the separation of particles (dirt, organic matter, etc.) from the water stream. Chemical addition (i.e. alum, ferric chloride) destabilizes the particle charges and prepares them for clarification either by settling or floating out of the water stream. Sand, anthracite or activated carbon filters refine the water stream, removing smaller particulate matter. While other methods of disinfection exist, the preferred method is via chlorine addition. Chlorine effectively kills bacteria and most viruses and maintains a residual to protect the water supply through the supply network. The product, delivered to the point of consumption, is called fresh water if it receives little or no treatment, or drinking water if the treatment achieves the water quality standards required for human consumption. The energy that the system needs to deliver the water is called pressure. That energy is transferred to the water, therefore becoming water pressure, in a number of ways: by a pump, by gravity feed from a water source (such as a water tower) at a higher elevation, or by compressed air. The water is often transferred from a water reserve such as a large communal reservoir before being transported to a more pressurised reserve such as a water tower...
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During Long's tenure, FEMA responded to more than 220 declared disasters; Peter Gaynor will serve as acting FEMA administrator. #ShepSmith #FoxNews FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 16 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre. Subscribe to Fox News! https://bit.ly/2vBUvAS Watch more Fox News Video: http://video.foxnews.com Watch Fox News Channel Live: http://www.foxnewsgo.com/ Watch full episodes of your favorite shows The Five: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-the-five/ Special Report with Bret Baier: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-special-report/ The Story with Martha Maccallum: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-the-story-with-martha-maccallum/ Tucker Carlson Tonight http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-tucker-carlson-tonight/ Hannity http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-hannity/ The Ingraham Angle: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-the-ingraham-angle/ Fox News @ Night: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-fox-news-night/ Follow Fox News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoxNews/ Follow Fox News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoxNews/ Follow Fox News on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foxnews/
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Blake Alldredge of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service discusses several resources available to landowners in Texas looking to manage for wildlife, such as state and federal agency contact information, where to find plant identification and mapping tools, and publications related to wildlife management in Texas. For more info visit wildlife.tamu.edu. Funding support provided by a Clean Water Act grant through the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Environmental Protection Agency.
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7 steps for you to follow to ensure you will have the most important preparation item in your inventory in the event of a catastrophe: water. +++ Products mentioned in the video: -- 5 Gallon stackable: http://amzn.to/22z7j0F -- 7 Gallon non-stackable: http://amzn.to/1ZeQHt2 -- 55 Water storage: http://amzn.to/1ZeVv1D -- Bung wrench: http://amzn.to/1ZeUOFE -- Water pump: http://amzn.to/1Vyf6L0 -- BOB water storage for bathubs: http://amzn.to/1TYhhW2 -- Water preservative: http://amzn.to/1PlZARq -- Berkey water filter: http://amzn.to/1VyfBF5 -- Sawyer water filter: http://amzn.to/1sRjaKS -- Pure sip water filter: http://amzn.to/1THpsWm -- Life straw water filter: http://amzn.to/1P9fbOA +++ Water storage myths: -- http://www.preparednesspro.com/myths-and-facts-of-water-storage -- http://www.backdoorsurvival.com/5-myths-of-water-storage/ +++ Excellent water storage & drinking information: -- https://jvwcd.org/water/emergency -- http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/drinking/cleaning-preparing-storage-containers.html -- https://www.lds.org/topics/food-storage/drinking-water-guidelines?lang=eng -- https://www.ready.gov/water +++ Conan O’Brien segment about water preparation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqrYFJe2Es4
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Lanelle Ezzard is a civil engineer in the water resources group at AECOM in Atlanta, GA, and a 2014 New Faces of Civil Engineering -- Professional Edition honoree. Over her career, Ezzard has been involved with many aspects of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program, including rebuilding efforts after Superstorm Sandy. To learn more about Lanelle Ezzard and the New Faces of Civil Engineering --Professional Edition program, visit http://www.asce.org/PPLContentWide.aspx?id=23622328645
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Gina McCarthy’s 35-year career in public service has been dedicated to environmental protection and public health. As Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under President Barack Obama, she was the nation’s leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment, including efforts to address the challenge of climate change and ensure the protection of the country’s water resources. Her leadership led to significant federal, state, and local actions on critical issues related to the environment, economic growth, energy, and transportation.
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Photos show what may be millions of water bottles, meant for victims of Hurricane Maria, sitting on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico. Sources on the ground say the bottles have been sitting there since last fall. Federal emergency officials acknowledge the water was sent in the immediate reponse to the hurricane and told CBS News they brought the water to the island and turned it over to the central government. David Begnaud reports. Subscribe to the "CBS This Morning" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q0v2hE Watch "CBS This Morning" HERE: http://bit.ly/1T88yAR Watch the latest installment of "Note to Self," only on "CBS This Morning," HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Sh8XlB Follow "CBS This Morning" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q7NGnY Like "CBS This Morning" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1LhtdvI Follow "CBS This Morning" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Xj5W3p Follow "CBS This Morning" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1SIM4I8 Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B Delivered by Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King, "CBS This Morning" offers a thoughtful, substantive and insightful source of news and information to a daily audience of 3 million viewers. The Emmy Award-winning broadcast presents a mix of daily news, coverage of developing stories of national and global significance, and interviews with leading figures in politics, business and entertainment. Check local listings for "CBS This Morning" broadcast times.
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This quarterly meeting brings together federal employees across government to discuss trends, success stories and lessons learned in the use of crowdsourcing competitions. In this meeting, participants will: --Hear about a current White House initiative with cross-government participation --Discover how to set realistic goals and parameters for a successful hackathon --Learn how to detect hidden barriers to participation in your agency’s competitions --Get a first look at plans for this year’s reporting on challenges to Congress --And more!
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Lecture by Dr. Neil Grigg for Colorado State University's free Massive Open Online Course, "Water, Civilization, and Nature: Addressing 21st Century Water Issues." Learn more at http://www.online.colostate.edu/free-online-courses/water-civilization-and-nature/
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Our nation’s water service infrastructure is crumbling and in need of reinvestment, to the tune of $1 trillion to repair and upgrade drinking water infrastructure and some $300 billion to improve sewage collection and treatment facilities. While these numbers are hard to wrap our heads around, what’s encouraging is that most Americans—more than 80 percent—believe it is extremely important to invest in strategies to secure our water supplies for today and the future. So how do we get there? Join us for a roundtable featuring water industry leaders discussing a range of local, state and federal efforts toward workable funding streams for water infrastructure investments. For instance, MPC has partnered with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Metropolitan Mayors Caucus to improve access to and use of Illinois’ State Revolving Fund, which municipalities can tap to improve drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. New federal funding streams and resources will be highlighted, such as the latest developments with federal WIFIA funding and the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center. They will also highlight how individual utilities are finding creative ways to finance infrastructure, for instance through green century bonds and credit trading programs. Speakers include: George Hawkins, General Manager, D.C. Water and Sewer Authority Lisa Bonnett, Director, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Jordan Dorfman, Attorney-Advisor, Clean Water State Revolving Fund, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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State Technical Advisory Committees serve in an advisory capacity to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and other agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the implementation of the natural resources conservation provisions of Farm Bill legislation. Committees are intended to include members from a wide variety of natural resource and agricultural interests. Chaired by the NRCS State Conservationist in each State, these Committees are composed of representatives from Federal and State natural resource agencies, American Indian Tribes, agricultural and environmental organizations, and agricultural producers. The Committees meet regularly to provide information, analysis, and recommendations to appropriate USDA officials, who strongly consider their advice. Individuals or groups wanting to participate as members on a State Technical Committee may submit requests to the State Conservationist explaining their interest and relevant credentials.
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Drought and Natural Resources Management: Fish and Wildlife Kurt Johnson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service PowerPoint slides available for download at http://www.rnrf.org/2015cong/johnson.pdf What are state and federal agencies doing to adapt management of forests, wildlife and ecosystems to changing climate conditions on federal lands in the West? For more about the RNRF Congress on Sustaining Western Water: http://www.rnrf.org/2015cong For more about RNRF: http://www.rnrf.org
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The Senate has passed for second reading a bill that would regulate the framework of the water resources sector in the country. This would provide equitable and sustainable development, management, use and conservation of Nigeria’s surface water and ground water resources and for related matters. The bill was read for the first time on the 3rd of May 2017. Addressing his colleagues on the importance of the bill, the leader of the Senate, Sen. Ahmed Lawan (APC, Yobe) on Tuesday stated that water is one of the crucial gifts that nature bequeaths mankind which must be protected. Therefore, the national water resources bill would be needed to regulate the use and conservation of Nigeria’s surface and ground water resources affecting more than one state on items 64 of the exclusive legislative list in part one of the second schedule in the constitution and vested in the federal government. Lawan said: “It gives us the freedom to use water but guides against private ownership of water and requires that water resources be used by all. “It would trigger change that will fill water resources of the country to encourage public private participation. It seeks to harmonize the several agencies that regulate water sector, thus making its legal framework friendlier.” According to him, the bill when passed into law, would harmonise the national council of water resources, the Nigerian water resources regulatory commission, river base development authorities, national water institute into one single regime. He continued: “It seeks to ensure that the water resources are well managed in ways that would allow citizens have access to water and sanitation, meet with basic human needs of the present and future generation, protecting the water environment for sustainability, reducing poverty, providing for existing customary uses of water, facilitating social development and improved public health. “It creates efficient regulatory institutions that would strengthen and promote transparency and safe water.” The bill was then referred to water resources committee to report back in four weeks.
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Across the country our outdoor heritage and natural resources are being protected by a group of men and women dedicated to conservation law enforcement. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for applicants who will be chosen through postings on www.usajobs.gov. Look for USFWS Land Management Law Enforcement Officer Series 1801 postings in the month of June, 2015. For further information go to www.fws.gov/refuges/lawenforcement.
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Mexico's vast capital — Ciudad de México, the largest city in the Americas — is under threat from a severe water crisis...and vulnerable to disasters like the earthquake that struck on September 19, 2017. Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ More information here: http://nyti.ms/2kFT35m Video by Bryce Plank and Robin West Music from Motion Array's library Like TDC on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation Follow TDC on http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo Transcript: What makes this place unique? It is the world’s largest city at an elevation higher than 2000 meters. With 21.2 million residents it rivals New York City for the title of largest metropolis in the Americas, and it is one of the world’s oldest continuously populated urban areas. But what truly sets this megalopolis apart is also its biggest challenge. It is the largest city on Earth without direct access to a significant body of water, although that wasn’t always the case. This is an examination of Mexico City and the water crisis that threatens its continued prosperity. Nearly seven centuries ago, the Aztecs came across an island in the middle of a lake, in a vast valley, more than 2,000 meters above sea level, hundreds of kilometers from the nearest coast. Three hundred years later, a small group of Spanish explorers led by Hernan Cortes arrived, and what they found was a thriving capital city, the heartbeat of the Aztec empire with 300,000 souls. It was called Tenochtitlan, and it amazed the Europeans. Its labyrinth of canals dividing a network of manmade islands reminded them of Venice, and they wanted it for themselves. [Dr. John Pohl] “There in the center of the lake was this gleaming white city, it was something they’d never seen before. And for us we can almost imagine it as Dorothy looking at Oz for the first time. It was far larger at a quarter of a million people than any city they’d ever seen in Europe.” Armed with superior weaponry — and the most powerful exterminating agent, disease — the Europeans wiped the Aztecs out and systematically dismantled their great temples and pyramids. Then, they set out to quickly build the most renowned city in the Americas. They rejected the Aztec way of living harmoniously with the land and, instead, filled their canals, destroyed their “floating farms,” and drained water from the lake until it was completely empty. This set the city on a collision course with nature. Over time, it has grown to cover the entire lakebed, and well beyond. And because two volcanos — one of them still active — loom over the city from the south, the soil is a mix of clay from the lake and volcanic rock. That’s an unusual foundation to build a sprawling, heavy, concrete jungle on—and it’s why the city is sinking. But people keep on arriving, because the defining feature of Mexico City is centralism, the idea that all paths lead here. What used to be trails converging on grassy highlands, became dirt roads used by carts and donkeys loaded with goods, and are now the arterial roads that move millions. The explosion of Mexico City’s population — like other megalopolises around the world — follows the widespread adoption of the motor vehicle. In 1950, its population was 3.1 million. As paved highways became more common, it jumped to 5.5 million by 1960, then it nearly tripled to 14 million inhabitants by 1980. This boom has exacerbated the city’s two most urgent challenges: bringing in enough water for twenty-one million people, while simultaneously sending away the millions of litres of wastewater they produce each day. The city is failing on both fronts. Now, it’s worth noting that crime is not Mexico City’s most pressing concern. It can be a dangerous place, but the reality is that - while the country has seen its murder rate rise as drug cartels battle for territory - the Federal District has some of the lowest crime rates in Mexico. It has installed more than 22,000 surveillance cameras throughout its 16 boroughs and put thousands more police officers on the street. Increased security keeps violent crime in check and creates opportunities for educated and artistically-inclined young people from the surrounding states. It’s a young, vibrant place with an economy that accounts for one-quarter of the country’s GDP while holding more than one-fifth of its population, that’s one of the highest capital-to-national ratios in the world. Centralism, remember? It’s neighborhoods are diverse, and flow endlessly into one another. One minute it feels like you’re in Paris, turn the corner and its Manhattan, but just a few streets over lie the rundown avenidas of Tijuana. Above all, it’s crowded. Mexico City is the most congested place in the world. Although it has an excellent, twelve line metro system that’s cheap enough for anyone to ride, its five million cars snarl the roadways on the streets above.
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Abridged Transcript: ... There was a lot of public interest, there was a lot of interest from the producers and growers in the state and there was a growing interest from the general assembly.... There are new regulations that are being proposed for a large part of the state, and so we wanted to be able to look at the volume of agricultural water use but also be able to collect some information on agricultural water use that would help drive our research agenda moving forward...We have a good idea of the volume of water from surface and ground water that’s withdrawn for large agricultural operations. The threshold that's reported right now to DHEC is for withdrawals that are greater than 3M gal/month. What we don’t have any information on are those producers that withdraw less than that volume, so the survey set out to get an idea of how many of those growers there were out there and then what their water use practices are - what kind of technologies were they looking at, what kind of irrigation equipment were they using, what what were they powering that equipment with... We launched the survey in March of 2018. And then, the active data collection for the survey was concluded in late July... Are we partnering with other state agencies in this project? The survey tool was reviewed by our partners at DHEC and DNR, and then we have also had our stakeholders and partners - we've had farmers review it, we've had the Farm Bureau review it, the Palmetto Agribusiness Council, so our large partners have certainly had a hand in it. The execution of the survey was all done by the Extension Service. The survey instrument was designed by team of researchers and Extension agents, but really the boots on the ground were the Extension agents and they represented the five different program teams... So, the the tool was designed so that the agents would have something to go out and interact directly with the producers on their farms and collect the information. There's been a lot of talk at the conference, there was a panel of legislators this morning who talked about the need for data-driven, fact-based, science-based information in order to sort of form the future policies and legislation around water in the state of South Carolina. Talk about how this is part of that effort. That’s the way it's supposed to work. When the General Assembly has a question, they develop the regulations... that will help address a public resource like water. So all of us have an interest in water, but there are a smaller number of water users. So, the General Assembly when they’re debating a law, they need to have the most accurate information about that natural resource. That natural resource is changing all the time, recharge rates for aquifers are changing, volumes are changing in rivers daily, and so they need to be able to respond to long-term data trends and be able to make their decisions based on the most accurate information that's available. So, you're measuring below 3 M gal/mo. is that right? We're collecting information on users that irrigate that below that threshold, yes. So do we know how many of those users exist in the state? We don't at this point. We have not determined exactly how frequently we're going to do this...but this is something that is going to go on over time, so we may never capture every single production-scale user that is below that threshold, but that's where those statistics become so important. If we can get a subset of the population, we can begin to still determine how much water is being withdrawn. I think it's difficult for people to conceptualize what 3M gal/mo. is. 3M gal/mo. is a lot. When you look at 3 million gallons, it’s it's kind of hard to wrap your head around. If you take a 10-acre farm, if you are irrigating at around 4 inches of that per month over those 10 acres, then you are going to go over that 3M gal/mo. So, it sounds like a lot of water, and it is and it is something that we need to be able to track, but the agricultural industry is 41.7B dollars, there are 98,000 jobs that are associated with it and agriculture has a well-deserved seat at the table when there's a broader discussion of any water use..If you have a high value crop, irrigation minimizes the risk for the crop yield associated with drought, so the higher value of the crop, the more likely you’re going to irrigate. So with the increase in high-dollar crops, we're going to see an increase in irrigation, so it is essential for us to understand what those water uses are. We can make advances in efficiency and if we apply those advances across the entire state and we can really have a significant effect on on how much water is applied.
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Harry and Karen Pelle discuss their decision to manage their land for timber. For more information on the Kentucky Agricultural Water Quality Act and how to make your own ag water quality plan, please visit: http://www.uky.edu/bae/awqp - What is the Kentucky Agricultural Water Quality Act? The Kentucky General Assembly passed the Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Act in 1994. The goal of the act is to protect surface and groundwater resources from pollution as a result of agriculture and silviculture (forestry) activities. - Whom does the Agriculture Water Quality Act affect? The Agriculture Water Quality Act requires all landowner/land users with ten (10) or more acres that is being used for agriculture or silviculture operations to develop and implement a water quality plan based upon guidance from the Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Plan. - How are agriculture and silviculture defined under the Agriculture Water Quality Act? "Agriculture operation" means any farm operation on a tract of land, including all income producing improvements and farm dwellings, together with other farm buildings and structures incident to the operation and maintenance of the farm, situated on ten (10) contiguous acres or more of land used for the production of livestock, livestock products, poultry, poultry products, milk, milk products, or silviculture products or for the growing of crops such as, but not limited to, tobacco, corn, soybeans, small grains, fruits and vegetables, or devoted to and meeting the requirements and qualifications for payments to agriculture programs under an agreement with the state or federal government. "Silviculture" generally means that part of forestry that involves growing and harvesting of trees. - What is the Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Plan? The Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Plan consists of best management practices from six different areas - Silviculture, Pesticides and Fertilizers, Farmstead, Crops, Livestock, and Streams and Other Waters. Each BMP includes definitions and descriptions, regulatory requirements, Agriculture Water Quality Authority requirements, design information, practice maintenance, technical assistance, cost share assistance, recommendations and references. This statewide plan will serve as a guide to individual landowners/land users as they develop water quality plans for their individual operations. - What is the process for developing and implementing an individual water quality plan? Individual landowners/land users must fully implement applicable requirements of the Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Plan by October 23, 2001. Various tools are available to help landowners develop their plan. This web site contains an on-line tool to be used by landowners to assess their operation and identify best management practices to be included in their individual plan. After identifying the best management practices, landowners/land users implement these practices on their land. Assistance to implement the plan can be obtained through a variety of technical agencies. ----- The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment serves the people of Kentucky and the world, through unparalleled teaching, transformative research and relevant service to farms, families and communities. The college proudly continues to build upon its land grant tradition with a strong commitment to improve lives and to build a sustainable future. Learn more ----- www.ca.uky.edu Apply and start your future in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment ----- http://students.ca.uky.edu/future The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service provides practical education you can trust to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future. Find an office near you ----- http://extension.ca.uky.edu
In June, the Water Education Foundation launched Aquapedia (www.aquapedia.com), a new FREE online resource. Aquapedia is an interactive online water encyclopedia that provides easy-to-understand factual information on topical water issues. The resource articles are vetted by the Water Education Foundation and supplemented with photos, graphics, videos, maps and other online tools. In addition to the resource articles, there's a water terms glossary, timelines of California water use and how water issues have evolved, a directory of federal and state water agencies and water organizations, and background and context on breaking news found on Aquafornia.com (www.aquafornia.com) and much more. Aquapedia will continue to grow and evolve based on the feedback the Water Education Foundation receives, so visit www.aquapedia.com, start your search and get involved. Click either on the Keep Us Informed button in the right column or the Contact Us link at the top of the page, and let us know what term(s) you think should be added or what additional information we should know about the Aquapedia terms. We want to hear from you!
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