Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Water challenges

New paper focuses on equitable water management

An Equitable Water Future: A National Briefing Paper. U.S. WATER ALLIANCE

U.S. Water Alliance

U.S. Water Alliance

The U.S. Water Alliance today released the most comprehensive briefing paper to date on the connections between water management and vulnerable communities living in America. Water challenges are often considered in the context of failing infrastructure or environmental pollution. An Equitable Water Future offers a robust analysis of the often-overlooked human dimension of water management, with a focus on how water can expand opportunity for the nation's most vulnerable people.

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A slow trickle of progress on groundwater reform

Stockton Record

The first step toward sustaining one of San Joaquin County's most precious resources took nearly two years — and it may have been the easiest part of the journey. Officials sound optimistic about their efforts to comply with the state's new groundwater mandate, largely because the county's diverse, sometimes feuding water agencies have agreed to at least sit down at the table and talk about it.

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What caused most toxic algal bloom in Monterey?

Phys.org

In late spring 2015, the West Coast experienced one of the most toxic algal blooms on record. Scientists quickly learned that the bloom consisted of diatoms in the genus Pseudo-nitzschia, but they couldn't tell why these algae had become so toxic. A new paper shows that, at least in Monterey Bay, the diatoms in this bloom became particularly toxic because of an unusually low ratio of silicate to nitrate in the waters of the bay.

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