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JAWRA HIGHLIGHTS – OCTOBER 2017

HIGHLIGHTS – JAWRA October 2017

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Water Commentaries and Reviews (WCR)

Flint et al. highlight the array of data types and issues associated with social water science in the context of an interdisciplinary water research program that endeavored to integrate and share social science and biophysical data.

 

Featured Series – SWAT Applications for Emerging Hydrologic and Water Quality Challenges

This is a recurring series of papers focused on the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT).

Bauwe et al. evaluated the influence of sub-daily precipitation time steps on model performance and hydrological components by applying the Green and Ampt infiltration methods using SWAT.

 

Other Technical Papers

Floress et al. described how protecting vernal pools was discussed by experts in the northeastern United States within the context of a theoretical policy framework.

Sparkman et al. used model analyses to compare total watershed pollutant removal efficiency in two study watersheds with traditional and low impact spatial patterns of best management practice (BMP) distributions.

Spackman Jones et al. created a real-time observatory consisting of sensors deployed at aquatic and terrestrial stations to monitor water quality, water inputs, and outputs along mountain to urban gradients.

Dickson and Dzombak quantified the number and distribution of interbasin transfers (IBTs) in the United States.

Austin and Nelms estimated hydrological drought probabilities for rivers and streams in the United States using maximum likelihood logistic regression.

Ahams et al. employed water footprint (WF) methodology to include the virtual or indirect water use to assess the production-side and consumption-side WF of 65 U.S. cities.

Stephenson and Shabman assessed the demand for agricultural nonpoint sources in well-developed water quality (nutrient) trading programs in Virginia for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plants, municipal stormwater programs, and land developers.

Squires et al. characterized the greatest sediment loading events by their sediment delivery behavior; dominant climate, watershed and antecedent conditions, and their seasonal distribution for rural and urban land uses.

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