Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

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Berkeley Lab analyzes how Sonoma County agency's riverbank filtration system is responding to wildfires

Berkeley Lab researchers study how the water resources respond to extreme events such as fire. MICHELLE NEWCOMER for Berkeley Lab

Berkeley Lab

Berkeley Lab

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory spent a decade developing world-class modeling and monitoring capabilities to pinpoint factors behind the success of Sonoma’s riverbank filtration system. Then, disaster struck. Now, their approaches to predicting how the system would respond are being used to explore real-life perturbations.

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EPA, Army propose a 2-year delay of WOTUS rule

Western Farm Press

The EPA and the U.S. Department of the Army have proposed delaying the effective date of the Waters of the U.S. rule by two years. The proposal is separate from the two-step process to reconsider the 2015 rule. The comment period closed in September and the agencies are working to review public comments.

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H2O Hackathon seeks creative solutions for water

Stockton Record

To help find solutions to problems surrounding issues of water, San Joaquin County high school students will compete for a $5,000 prize to develop an app at the 3rd annual H2O Hackathon. The March 17 event provides students an opportunity to experience real-world applications of their science, engineering and other skills.

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