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Breaking : Buhari’s Bill On Water Resources Splits Northern, Southern Senators
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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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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Ivan Valentik on Russian forest and water resources
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
Sen. Flake Introduces Arizonan Nominated to Lead Top Federal Water Agency
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Power and Water, today pressed his Senate colleagues to confirm of fellow-Arizonan Brenda Burman as Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation without delay. Flake introduced Burman during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
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Newark mayor defends actions in city water crisis
(8 Nov 2018) The mayor of New Jersey's largest city denounced comparisons Thursday between high lead levels affecting as many as 18,000 residences and the recent crisis in Flint, Michigan, as the city faces a long and costly cleanup and replacement effort. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said his administration is taking multiple steps to address the high levels caused by aging lead service lines that serve private residences, some of which are more than 100 years old. "We don't even deal with the water at all," said Desmond Odom, a schoolteacher who shares an affected home with his elderly father. Odom says he has resorted to purchasing bottled water for everything. Between 15,000 and 18,000 homes are estimated to have the lead lines. Newark has about 280,000 residents. Newark's current plight dates back to a 2016 finding that lead had tainted water in city schools. Since then, the city has been found on three separate occasions to have elevated lead levels in its residential water supply. Baraka said the city has complied with directives from the state Department of Environmental Protection and the federal Environmental Protection Agency at each step and has taken additional steps, including giving out 20,000 free water filters to residents this summer. The problems drew additional attention in June when the National Resources Defense Council and an association of city educators claimed in a federal lawsuit that the city hadn't been adequately monitoring and testing a water system that contained what it termed "dangerously high" lead levels. The publicity generated by the suit spurred comparisons to Flint, where water was found to have elevated lead levels in 2014 and 2015 despite officials' insistence the water was safe. Some state health officials in Michigan have been charged criminally in connection with an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area that some experts believe resulted from poorly treated water. Baraka called the comparisons "B.S." and "a lie." "I know it sounds sexy and it's something you can put on the front page, but that's not what happened here," he said Thursday. "In Flint they purposely did not put a corrosion control inhibitor in their water. Ours stopped working. That's a marked and clear difference. "What they did was purposeful and deliberate, to save money," he added. "Our corrosion control inhibitor stopped working; we found out it stopped working and we did something about it." Replacing the lead service lines is expected to cost roughly $70 million and take several years, and is complicated by questions over how much, if anything, residents should be forced to pay since the lines are the property of the homeowners. Baraka estimated the total cost at roughly several thousand dollars per home. That prospect wasn't sitting well with homeowner Deborah Stokes, who called the water quality in her home "disgusting," "We pay taxes here," she said. "Why should we have to pay more? Bottom line, it's not our fault the system rusted out." Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/68c6e34d7d765716af44eb3bc264e40b
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Build a FEMA Disaster Kit (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
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2018 SC Water Resources Conference: Meet Dr. Lackstrom
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.
Pawnee Nation files suit to protect tribal lands and water from Illegal oil and gas drilling.
www.pawneenation.org Town Hall Meeting 01 - held November 30th, 2016 - at 5:30 pm November 18, 2016: Today, the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, and tribal member Walter EchoHawk, filed suit against the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to challenge federal oil and gas approvals on Pawnee lands. The lawsuit seeks to set aside numerous oil and gas leases and drilling permits approved in recent years that violate both federal and tribal law. BLM and BIA issued the oil and gas approvals without consulting with the Nation or complying with tribal natural resource protection laws, including a 2015 Pawnee moratorium on new oil and gas approvals. The agencies also ignored the impacts of the drilling they were approving on the adjacent Cimarron River and its contribution to the wave of induced earthquakes that have rocked Oklahoma in recent years. “Today the Pawnee Nation has taken the first steps towards asserting our right to protect our natural resources so that future generations will have full enjoyment of them. Since the very beginning we have only asked that our trustees provide us with adequate notice, recognize our legal authority to assert our constitutional rights as a sovereign nation, and help ensure that irresponsible actors are held accountable for their actions on our lands.” Andrew Knife Chief, Executive Director Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, alleges that BIA and BLM violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the federal government’s duties as trustee to the Pawnee Nation and its members, as well as other statutes. In addition to BLM and BIA, Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell is named as a defendant. The Pawnee Nation and Mr. Echo-Hawk are represented by the public interest law firm Earthjustice. The lawsuit follows a moratorium on leasing and hydraulic fracturing approvals adopted in October 2015 by the Pawnee Nation. Recognizing the new and different risks posed by modern hydraulic fracturing operations, the Pawnee called for a time out on leasing and permit approvals until the Nation, BIA and BLM can jointly develop a policy to address earthquakes and other concerns. BIA and BLM have not honored the moratorium, however. “It bothers us that the Pawnee Nation has asked for a moratorium on the Fracturing process conducted on our lands and have largely been ignored, we have stated that ‘we aren’t against oil and gas production’ but we are certainly against methods which hurt our land base, minerals and water. The earthquakes are a great motivator, for us to move to protect our land, resources and people.” W. Bruce Pratt, President, Pawnee Nation. The risks driving the Pawnee moratorium include potential water pollution, harm to tribal water rights, and the threat of earthquakes from disposal of fracturing waste water. Despite these issues, BIA and BLM have approved drilling operations along the Cimarron River without consulting with the Nation. The Nation’s fears were realized in early September 2016, when the largest earthquake in Oklahoma history (magnitude 5.8) struck the Pawnee area. The quake damaged many of the Nation’s administrative buildings as well as Mr. Echo-Hawk’s house, and caused structural damage to numerous other homes and buildings. The lawsuit charges that under NEPA, the federal agencies must analyze the threat of earthquakes and disclose that information to the public before approving oil and gas development that requires hydraulic fracturing. “Unfortunately the risks have become too great, the needs too urgent, and the time too short for us to act. What we are asking for is a reasoned approach to solving the earthquake issues that affect the entire State of Oklahoma and we are hopeful that our taking this step will begin that process.” Andrew Knife Chief, Executive Director Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. Echo-Hawk is a tribal member who joined the lawsuit as a landowner affected by federal oil and gas development of Indian lands. “This lawsuit seeks to make federal agencies accountable to federal and tribal law when developing Indian resources,” he said, “and that includes accountability from man-made earthquakes caused by that activity.” The plaintiffs hope the public interests of all Oklahomans will be served by making the federal government respond to the earthquake crisis that confronts the entire state, rather than ignoring this growing public safety concern.
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"How the Army Corps of Engineers Regulates Our Water Resources," by Justin Hughes
Download Transcript: http://kcdv.tv/big-muddy-speakers-series/pdf/justin-hughes.pdf "How the Army Corps of Engineers Regulates Our Water Resources," by Justin Hughes, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Big Muddy Speakers Series (Kansas City) hosted by Healthy Rivers Partnership (http://www.healthyriverspartnership.com/), Lakeside Nature Center (http://www.lakesidenaturecenter.org/), and RiverRelief (http://www.riverrelief.org/) at the Westport Coffeehouse Theater (http://www.westportcoffeehouse.com) - Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:00 pm. Kansas City District Regulatory Project Manager Justin Hughes explains the many roles the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plays in permitting, regulation and development mitigation throughout the country and in the Kansas City area. Many development projects involving our rivers and streams require permitting or approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Many development projects involving our rivers and streams require permitting or approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Drawing for Titles & Credits: "Quixotic Army Corps," by George Martin, Kansas City, Missouri Music for Titles/Credits: "Dog Face Soldier Song" http://www.stewart.army.mil/info/?id=464&p=2 Photographs, Maps & Slides: Courtesty of Justin Hughes Videography by Kansas City Digital Video. Live broadcast of Big Muddy Speaker Series: http://www.kcdv.tv/live Index of the Big Muddy Speaker Series: http://www.kcdv.tv/big-muddy-speakers-series For information about upcoming presentations visit: http://bigmuddyspeakers.org/kansascity/
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Watearth Water Resources and Green Infrastructure
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
What Federal Agency Leaders are Saying about the Yakima Basin Plan
Comments made by top federal officials about the Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan
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Rep. Napolitano Calls for Renewed Federal Commitment to Water-Related Infrastructure
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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NOAA Game Jam - Climate and Water Resources
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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Kent County Closeup - Dr. Rick Rediske
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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2015 Drought - Four Years and Counting: Impacts and Actions (Part1)
Welcome Kathy Tiegs, Vice President, Association of California Water Agencies How Bad is It? Drought Conditions Overview w/ Michael Anderson, California State Climatologist 2015 Operations and Response: State and Federal Perspectives w/ John Laird, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency David Murillo, Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Region High and Dry: Impacts on the Environment w/ Charlton Bonham, Director, California Department of Fish and Wildlife This is Not a Drill: 2015 Emergency Conservation Regulations w/ Felicia Marcus, Chair, State Water Resources Control Board
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Water systems across country repeatedly exceed federal lead standards
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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What may be millions of water bottles from FEMA sitting on Puerto Rico tarmac, photos show
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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Taking a Stand: Protecting Water and Native American Sacred and Cultural Resources at Standing Rock
The House Committee on Natural Resources-Democrats is holding a forum titled Taking a Stand: Protecting Water and Native American Sacred and Cultural Sites at Standing Rock. The forum will examine the Federal trust responsibility to tribes, tribal sovereignty, and treaty obligations; the moral and legal obligations to protect sacred sites and Native American cultural resources; and access to safe drinking water on Standing Rock tribal land and environmental justice.
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Predicting Water Resource & Hazard Risks - UCAR Congressional Briefing 2016
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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OROVILLE DAM: Drone footage provided by the California Department Of Water Resources
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Using Ecosystem Services for Conservation and Natural Resource Planning in U.S. Federal agencies
PRESENTER: Ken Bagstad TOPIC: U.S. federal agencies are increasingly requesting information about ecosystem services to assist in long-range planning and resource management. In this talk, I will discuss recent efforts to develop rigorous and timely ecosystem services information for agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and USDA Forest Service. DATE: October 10th, 12-1pm A Production of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, an affiliate of the Rubenstein School for Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. The Gund Institute is a hub for transdisciplinary scholarship, based at the University of Vermont and comprising diverse faculty, students, and collaborators worldwide. Together we conduct research at the interface of ecological, social, and economic systems, develop creative, practical solutions to local and global environmental challenges, and provide future leaders with the tools and understanding necessary to navigate the transition to a sustainable society. To learn more visit: http://www.uvm.edu/~gundiee/
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Water Resource Research, Management and Technology
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.
California water resources director announced Friday that water will not be allocated to agencies th
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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Quanah Parker Brightman's Testimony Against Fracking @ California State Senate Hearing
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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Drought Forum Webinar: Managing Forest Health for Water Resources 20150325 1700 1
This Western Governors' Drought Forum webinar explored the latest science on forest management practices that may increase water availability and add security to water portfolios. The moderator was Ken Pimlott, California State Forester and Director of CAL FIRE. Panelists included: Alan Hook, Project Manager, Santa Fe Municipal Watershed Management Plan and Water Resources Coordinator, City of Santa Fe; Marcos Robles, Conservation Science Specialist, The Nature Conservancy; Don Boucher, Project Manager, Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project, United States Forest Service.
California water resources director announced Friday that water will not be allocated to agencies th
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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Ecological Health of U.S. Streams
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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Resources for New Landowners in Texas
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.
California Drought Forum Case Study
The case study presented at the California Drought Forum, "Cross-Agency Collaboration in Addressing Record Drought in California," illustrated how the state's record drought required close collaboration between federal and state agencies to allocate scare water supplies while balancing the needs of a multitude of water users and protecting against devastating economic loss.
Data As A National Asset: USGS Data for Water Resources Decision Making
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
Water Needs and Wants: Joanna Endter-Wada at TEDxUSU
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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Whiteboard: How to Reform Water Infrastructure
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.
Views: 16676 Chairman Bill Shuster
Capitol Report: Transportation at a Crossroads; Water Resources Threatened
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.
Senate moves to regulate Nigeria's water resources sector
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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FEMA Director Cooperating With Investigation Into Alleged Misuse Of Government Resources
Those aides were then reportedly put in a hotel at taxpayer expense.
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Can Seawater Fix California’s Drought?
How do we make seawater drinkable? And can that technology save California?! Hosted by: Michael Aranda ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Patrick Merrithew, Will and Sonja Marple, Thomas J., Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters, charles george, Kathy & Tim Philip, Tim Curwick, Bader AlGhamdi, Justin Lentz, Patrick D. Ashmore, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Benny, Fatima Iqbal, Accalia Elementia, Kyle Anderson, and Philippe von Bergen. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://ca.water.usgs.gov/data/drought/ http://ca.water.usgs.gov/data/drought/drought-impact.html http://water.usgs.gov/edu/earthgwlandsubside.html http://kanat.jsc.vsc.edu/student/spatafora/setup.htm http://csmres.co.uk/cs.public.upd/article-downloads/Back-to-basics-with-desalination.pdf http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001801.html http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/oceanography/desalination1.htm http://www.waterworld.com/articles/wwi/print/volume-29/issue-5/technology-case-studies/hybrid-desalination-the-best-of-both-worlds.html http://www.desalination.biz/news/0/Worlds-largest-SWRO-desalination-plant-operational/7292/ http://www.worldpumps.com/view/924/focus-on-sea-water-desalination/ http://ww2.kqed.org/science/2015/12/18/why-isnt-desalination-the-answer-to-all-californias-water-problems/ https://news.vice.com/article/heres-why-desalination-wont-help-drought-stricken-california http://www.desalresponsegroup.org/socal.html https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/27/desalination-quest-quench-worlds-thirst-water http://www.livescience.com/4510-desalination-work.html http://www.abc.net.au/science/expert/realexpert/desalination/01.htm https://www.technologyreview.com/s/534996/megascale-desalination/ http://www.environmentalleader.com/2016/02/26/are-these-technologies-water-desalination-game-changers/ http://www.gizmag.com/sodium-battery-water-desalination/41683/ http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2015/10/carbon-nanotube-cnt-desalination http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/07/23/3682598/first-commercial-solar-desalination-plant-in-california/ https://www.technologyreview.com/s/418369/solar-powered-desalination/ http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/ocean/desalination/docs/dpr051812.pdf http://www.sidem-desalination.com/Process/MED/ http://cleantechnica.com/2014/02/18/tiny-solar-power-desalination-plant-solves-big-salt-problem/ https://my.nps.edu/documents/105858948/106279825/Russell's+Mid+East+Polciy+art_Jun16/ab27d938-8cf1-4563-8e95-3a7310d51081 http://carlsbaddesal.com/ Images: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NRCSCA06135_-_California_(1177)(NRCS_Photo_Gallery).jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:California_Topography-MEDIUM.png https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Multiflash.svg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carlsbad_desalination_plant3.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coral_reef_at_palmyra.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Strombus_gigas_Rice_Bay.jpg http://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/federal-agencies-release-data-showing-california-central-valley-idle-farmland-doubling https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blowing-alkali-dust-Owens-Lake.jpg
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7 steps for emergency water preparation
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
Views: 257903 City Prepping
Question Time Features Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources Pt.3
For more information log on to http://www.channelstv.com
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Until the Last Drop - Don Pedro Dam Relicensing and the Tuolumne River
Every 50 years, we are required to relicense the Don Pedro Dam in La Grange, California with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or FERC. This collaborative process involves the Modesto Irrigation District as well as state and federal agencies, effected tribes, cities, their residents, and other water districts. MID and the Turlock Irrigation District have prepared the Tuolumne River Management Plan, a comprehensive approach to management of the Don Pedro Dam that includes river-specific science not considered by the resource agencies. Their recommendations could severely impact our local economy and way of life. To learn more about the Tuolumne River Management Plan, visit www.mid.org/lastdrop
Federal and Local Agencies Expand Resources for Wildfire Victims
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)
2018 STAC Video
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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California Storms Response & Recovery Teamwork
As California continues a massive recovery effort from the damaging impacts of storms in December and January, and with the recently authorized resources from FEMA, activity has is picked up the pace at Cal OES headquarters. The Lake Oroville Emergency Spillway incident is just one in a series of major weather-related issues being coordinated out of the State's Emergency Operations Center in Sacramento. It's critical local, state, federal and non-governmental partners are working together to ensure the readiness for all possibilities. Shawn Boyd has the very latest information in this Cal OES In-depth report. “We don’t want to be caught flat footed,” said Cal OES director Mark Ghilarducci. “California is very much oriented about public safety and making sure we are as prepared as possible.” “We are locked at the hip,” Tim Scranton, the FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer, continued. Scranton says their focus is maintaining situational awareness and supporting the state. “One of the key factors I need everybody to understand is we don’t come in and take over. We come in and support. So, whatever logistical supplies the state needs any type of organizational structure, personnel what have you, we’re here to support and supply that.” Last weekend, water in the Oroville Reservoir was rising rapidly, eventually coming over the emergency spillway, causing severe erosion and concern for the state and dam operators. “We were monitoring the storms and the situation in Oroville as it was developing,” 1533”and then Sunday when we learned there was a potential issue with the dam itself we started deploying assets…”1539 The California Department of Water Resources is also here, setting up a resource center and giving quick access to accurate, reliable information and subject matter experts. A contingent of emergency managers led by Ghilarducci as well as CALFIRE Director Ken Pimlott, California National Guard Adjutant General David Baldwin and Department of Water Resources Acting Director Bill Croyle met with local officials in Oroville on Wednesday. “We received some really great briefings assurances between us and the County of Butte that we were one team one fight,” Ghilarducci said with confidence. “That the sheriff and DWR folks there had everything they needed and then to reaffirm what the plan was moving forward.” Work continues with 95 contractors laboring by air and land, dropping rock and concrete into the gaps to fill the voids caused by water escaping the controlled spillway. Drier weather has allowed DWR to reduce water releases from 100,000 cubic feet per second. Beginning at 9AM Thursday, they dropped rates by 5000cfs every two hours and will that hold once they hit 80,000cfs. That decision considers the heavy rain that’s expected to drop over the next several days. Cal OES, FEMA and the Unified Coordinating Group continue to closely watch developments at Oroville Dam and to support DWR. They’re also working to prepare contingency plans for those impending storms statewide. “We have enough food and water and supplies for 25,000 people for 5 days, it’s already prepositioned, ready to go,” said Scranton. “And that’s not including what the red cross and other agencies have provided.” Ghilarducci said “that’s prepositioning resources, making sure we have the right equipment and the right people and the right items in the right place so that we can minimize the time frame it takes to get them in place once we need them.” For more up-to-date information on efforts in Butte County… be sure to go to http://caloes.ca.gov/ and click on the Oroville spillway emergency banner for access to our Oroville spillway incident resource page.
Views: 5770 Cal OES
North Carolina Didn't Need FEMA To Weather Hurricane Florence (HBO)
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Onslow County Manager David Cotton has been camped out dealing with the Hurricane Florence response at the county’s Emergency Operations Center since Wednesday. During that time, he’s only slept six hours. “Everything was so fast-paced. High-tempo decisions having to be made in the middle of the night: Opening shelters, how should we do this, weighing in on critical decisions all throughout this evolution," Cotton told VICE News Monday morning. By then the storm had just about passed and the sun was out in Jacksonville, the Onslow County seat and the town where the Emergency Operations Center is based. But Cotton won't be resting anytime soon. “We’re moving out of the sprint phase and moving into more of a marathon of the recovery,” he said. This is the epicenter of the emergency response effort for the entire county, which lies just 50 miles north of where the eye of the storm hit when it first made landfall on the North Carolina coast. While the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, faced controversy in Washington over his alleged misuse of government vehicles, the hurricane response efforts took shape in North Carolina’s counties and towns, independent of the federal authorities and their support. The heads of all the county’s key departments — police, fire, transportation and others — all gathered in a single, windowless room for the entirety of the storm, snatching sleep whenever possible in cots tucked into side offices. Cotton oversaw the entire operation and eventually called in federal support as the storm caused historic levels of flooding across the region. County officials made direct calls to the National Guard, Coast Guard, and Marines from Camp Lejeune for additional resources as flooding became too much for local authorities to handle. They largely left FEMA out of it, and that was intentional: Cotton said emergencies are better handled by the staff on the ground, and that the federal agency will come in to support recovery efforts, which could last as long as two years. Long, for his part, defended FEMA against criticism of its handling of past natural disasters, telling VICE News that, "There are some unrealistic expectations placed on this agency." "The disaster response works best when it's locally executed, state managed and federally supported. FEMA is not a first responder," Long said. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo
Views: 149767 VICE News
Private Sector vs.  Public Sector
If you were mailing an extremely important package, you'd probably trust FedEx more than the U.S. Postal Service. But why? Is it because FedEx is a private company, while the post office is run by the government? What are the differences between the "private sector" and the government sector? Why does it matter? Find out in this animated two-minute video. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt This video is part of a collaborative business and economics project with Job Creators Network. To learn more about JCN, visit https://www.jobcreatorsnetwork.com. Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they're released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaX JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: If you had something really important to mail, would you head to the Post Office, which is run by the government and considered part of the public sector, or would you go to a place like UPS or FedEx, which are private businesses. Politicians in the media often talk about the private and public sectors of our economy but what's the difference? And which one is more effective? The private sector is made up of businesses or corporations owned by people. The private sector includes malls, grocery stores, and your local diner. To make a profit in the private sector, businesses must earn our money by offering us products and services that we want or need. When businesses have to compete for the same dollars, prices go down because no one wants to pay twice as much for shoes at one store if you can get the same pair cheaper at another place. On the other hand, the public sector is not supported by profits. It doesn't have to compete for our dollars. Instead, the public sector uses our tax dollars to fund its services. So we pay for these programs no matter how much or how little we use them. The government decides how our tax dollars should be spent in the public sector. This makes sense for some things. For example, you probably wouldn't want firefighters or police officers competing with one another for your business. In other cases though, this means things cost more or service is worse. The U.S. Post Office has $100 billion in debt and is regularly bailed out with taxpayer money. And the Department of Motor Vehicles isn't usually known for fast, friendly service. In contrast, private companies know that if they offer poor customer service and don't make money, they'll go out of business. When comparing the private sector with the public sector, it's clear that the market-driven private sector is more efficient. When you don't have to be profitable or accountable, things tend to be more expensive and the service is worse. So when there's a choice between a private sector or a government service, think about that package you really need delivered.
Views: 468294 PragerU
Sources: Gun discharges in Atlanta's federal building
Sources confirm investigators with the Federal Protective Service are trying to determine what led a woman inside the Sam Nunn Federal Building to reach for a security guard’s gun on Wednesday - causing the weapon to fire. Authorities told FOX 5’s Portia Bruner the woman, a civilian visitor, was in the Environmental Protection Agency. A source, who was in the building at the time, told FOX 5 the woman was in the 9th floor near a library. According to the EPA website, the Agency’s Region 4 office is located on Floors 9 through 16 in the downtown Atlanta high rise building. According to federal official, the woman became agitated-- which led staff to call for help from security. When the security officer arrived and tried to call the woman down, the authorities say woman grabbed his weapon. The gun discharged, but no one was injured. A spokeswoman for the Federal Protective Service in Washington told Bruner investigators are still gathering details about what happened in the moments leading up to the encounter, but would not release the woman's name or any charges she may be facing. NEXT ARTICLE: Charge reduced against owner of dogs that killed boy
Views: 252 FOX 5 Atlanta
Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances: Crash Course Government and Politics #3
In which Craig Benzine teaches you about the US Governments Separation of powers and the system of checks and balances. In theory, the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, and the Judicial Brach are designed to keep each other in check, and to keep any branch from becoming too powerful. In reality, the system was designed to keep the president from becoming some kind of autocrat. For the most part, it has worked. Craig will call in the clones to explain which powers belong to which branches, and to reveal some secret perks that the Supreme Court justices enjoy. Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios Support is provided by Voqal: http://www.voqal.org Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Instagram - http://instagram.com/thecrashcourse
Views: 1491313 CrashCourse
Aboriginal Title and Provincial Regulation: The Impact of Tsilhqot'in Nation v BC
In partnership with the Centre for Global Studies and the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, UVic Law presents this two-hour panel discussion and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course on this case of national significance. Panelists include: Jay Nelson (General Counsel to the Tsilhqot'in Nation, Associate Counsel at Woodward & Company), Krista Robertson (Lawyer at JFK Law Corporation with expertise in Aboriginal Rights Law) and Dr. John Borrows (Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria).
Views: 6555 UVic Law
Modeling and Analysis Fundamentals
This video is part of the Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies Web site and resource library: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/federal-aidessentials/essentials.cfm The Federal-aid Essentials Web site contains a resource library of informational videos and related materials. Readily accessible and available when you need an answer, each video addresses a single topic presented in everyday language-condensing the complex regulations and requirements of the Federal-aid Highway Program into easy-to-understand concepts and illustrated examples. This Web site allows you to indicate areas of interest and receive alerts when material that matches your interests becomes available. You also can give feedback that will help FHWA continue to provide useful assistance.
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Science and Ecosystem Reconciliation for the Delta
Five leading scientists focused on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta explore the reconciliation approach to renewing ecosystems in the estuary. Moderator: Jay Lund, Director, Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis Panelists: -Peter Goodwin, Lead Scientist, state Delta Science Program -Robin Grossinger, Senior Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute -Stuart Siegel, Principal Scientist, Wetlands and Water Resources Inc. -Valerie Connor, Science Program Manager, State and Federal Contractors Water Agency Presented March 10, 2014. Center for Watershed Sciences John Muir Institute of the Environment University of California, Davis Check out our blog: http://californiawaterblog.com/ Visit our website: https://watershed.ucdavis.edu/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UCDavisWatershedSciences
JSGS Public Lecture~Saskatchewan First Nations and the Province's Resource Future
Presented by Chief Bellegarde, Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Saskatchewan is in the middle of an unprecedented resource boom. With oil and gas in the south, potash in central Saskatchewan and uranium in the North, along with promising mineral plays in various locations,Saskatchewan's economy is growing rapidly. First Nations are determined to benefit from the boom, as Treaty Peoples with strong ties to the land and with promises from government that we will benefit from development. With duty to consult and accommodate requirements in place, Saskatchewan First Nations have become national leaders in working out appropriate collaboration and impact and benefit agreements with companies and governments. Much more can be done. More First Nations can be employed on the resource projects. Greater care can be taken to protect our traditional lands and protect our people from harm. There are important business opportunities for First Nations companies that remain to be developed. First Nations will not stand in the way of properly managed development that is based on consultations and agreements with our communities, but nor will First Nations agree to open-ended development strategies that do not return a fair share of the benefits from resource development with the Saskatchewan First Nations.
Views: 1256 jsgspp

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