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Dumping Seawater in the Desert – Solving Iran’s Water Shortage?

Many of you know that I am fond of featuring ‘water transfer mega-projects’ involving the transportation of huge amounts of water across large distances. I have posted a number of times about NAWAPA and NARA. The subject has even produced some April Fool’s Day posts. That’s why…

Denver Pilots Partnership Model for Hyperlocal Urban Water Education

A Western City Collaborates for Meaningful Water Education, Part 5 by Lydia Hooper For the past several years, Denver Public Works has been building partnerships with Denver Public Schools to improve both water quality and science education in the city.…

Lately, I Have Been Thinking A Lot About Water Resource Priorities

by Carol Collier, AWRA President There is a lot of work to do in order to be better prepared for an uncertain future. It takes time to change land use policies or build a new reservoir. The time to get…

IWRM, Big Rivers and Political Boundaries

by Carol Collier, AWRA President Happy September. Hopefully the extreme heat waves and other summer weather spikes are behind us. I hope you’ve had a chance to attend the AWRA Summer Conferences and/or state sections events. I look forward to…

Water Quality Outreach Program in Denver Pioneers Youth Civic Action for Sustainable Solutions

A Western City Collaborates for Meaningful Water Education, Part 3 by Lydia Hooper When the Clean Water Act (CWA) came into being in 1972, it was thanks in no small part to the voices of active citizens who scanned the…

Composting for Water Quality and Conservation

As reported in Dr. Brown’s presentation, currently, there is only enough compost produced from biosolids and food/yard waste to amend 0.3% of arable land in the U.S. Yet the EPA reports only 3% of food waste in the U.S. was composted in 2010. With such important benefits, why are we throwing any of it away?