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  • Environmental Scientist, Water Quality Modeler (nutrients, estuaries)

    Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications are requested prior to August 15, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled. The San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) seeks a water quality or hydrodynamic modeler to carry out modeling investigations related to transport, nutrient loads, transformations, and ecosystem response in San ...

  • Where there’s smoke, there’s air quality scientists

    During September, NIWA staff installed temperature sensors in 14 homes in the North Canterbury town to detect when the occupants were using their woodburners. At the same time six prototype low-cost dust sensors, called ODINs or Outdoor Dust Information Nodes developed by NIWA, were installed on lamp posts around Rangiora to test their robustness and data quality. If successful, air quality ...

  • Scientists hone technique to safeguard water supplies

    A method to detect contaminants in municipal water supplies has undergone further refinements by two Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers whose findings are published on line in Water Environment Research. The new work demonstrates that the technology that uses algae as sentinels has broader applications than previously reported, according to authors Miguel Rodriguez Jr. and Elias Greenbaum ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Federal Water Scientists Prepare to Weather the Big Storms

    Reston, Virginia - With the start of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season less than a week away, the U.S. Geological Survey, USGS, says it is better prepared than before to help the nation cope with the three to five major storms forecast for this year. The federal agency says it can offer improved monitoring of conditions on the ground from flooding and storm surge, enhanced ability to navigate in ...

  • ESRL scientists study California’s water future in a changing climate

    Water security is never far from the mind of any decision maker in the U.S. West— but it’s not a terrorist attack on a dam or canal that triggers the most anxiety, it’s climate change. This fall, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called his state’s water troubles a “holy water war” pitting “north versus south, California versus the feds, rural versus urban....” And well known challenges— the ...

  • Scientists say lakes to feel climate change impact

    German and Japanese scientists have discovered that lakes located in the planet's warmer and colder regions will fall victim to climate change. Their data showed that the deep water layers of lakes in the south of Japan recorded higher temperatures, whereas temperatures of those in the north of the country were unchanged. Their findings were published in the Geophysical Research Letters. The ...

  • Top U.S. Climate Scientist to Speak at WEFTEC.06

    Who: Dr. James Hansen, Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Science and recognized expert on climate change, will provide the keynote address during the Opening General Session of WEFTEC®.06, the largest water quality conference in North America. Dr. Hansen's presentation will focus on the scientific basis of climate change and its practical implications for hydrology and water ...

  • Scientists join forces to solve Australian seagrass mystery

    The release of a major study into the mysterious decline of Adelaide’s coastal seagrasses is helping to improve the marine environment along the metropolitan coastline. The work is a testament to the collaboration of more than 60 researchers from across Australia, says Adelaide Coastal Waters Study Director Professor David Fox. Professor Fox says the final report, released by the SA Government, ...

  • Help students think like soil scientists

    Emphasizing cross-disciplinary concepts in teaching soil science courses, such as mass-volume relationships, can help undergraduates learn real-world, problem-solving skills that are crucial to their success in soil science careers. Drs. Josh Heitman and Michael Vepraskas, North Carolina State University Soil Science Department, highlighted this need for quantitative measurement skills in an ...

  • Scientists turn oily soil into productive ground

    Scientists are cleaning soil contaminated by oil spills in a way that saves energy and reclaims the soil's productivity, using a process known as pyrolysis, which involves heating contaminated soils in the absence of oxygen. They use a process known as pyrolysis, which involves heating contaminated soils in the absence of oxygen. This approach is much better for the environment than standard ...


    By Rice University

  • Scientists hammer out warning on climate change risks

    The all-too-familiar story of ice loss in the world’s polar regions, repeated over and over by researchers in the last two years, is being told yet again – this time for the benefit of delegates at the UN climate change conference currently being held in Lima, Peru. A report in Earth’s Future journal by distinguished scientists from an international group called ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Leading scientists call for a new approach to food security

    A new report by leading food and sustainability scientists calls for Europe to take a new approach on food security, prioritizing health and sustainability in research and using a holistic view when making policy. The European food systems in a changing world “Forward Look” report is an in-depth analysis by scientists of critical research areas that can support and increase the competitiveness of ...


    By European Science Foundation

  • Optical water quality assessment

    Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have proven that measuring fluorescence could improve source water monitoring during a study of the McKenzie River in Oregon.  The study was designed to assess the amount, type and source of dissolved organic carbon that exists in all sources of drinking water. Dissolved organic carbon can react with chlorine during water treatment and form ...

  • WEF Member Associations Send Aspiring Water Scientists to National Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition

    Alexandria, Va. - The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces the state winners of the 2007 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition - the most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project (see list below). WEF Member Associations selected and will sponsor the students and their science teachers to attend the national competition, hosted by the Arizona Water ...

  • Everglades show improvement in water quality

    Researchers at the University of Florida Research and Education Centers and scientists at the South Florida Water Management District have published a report regarding the trends in water quality feeding into Everglades National Park. The report can be found in the September-October 2010 Journal of Environmental Quality, published by the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of ...

  • Water well maintenance important to water quality

    A poorly maintained water well system can lead to poor water quality, so household water well owners should inform themselves of good water well maintenance practices, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Neglecting a water well system’s maintenance can have a direct impact on one’s health, so it’s important to stay on top of a water well system’s ...

  • ARCADIS scientists co-author 3rd edition of Groundwater Treatment Technology

    ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consulting and engineering company, today announced that Evan K. Nyer, along with a team of other ARCADIS engineers and scientists, have co-authored the third edition of Groundwater Treatment Technology, which was published in January 2009 by Wiley. The first edition, by Mr. Nyer, originally came out in 1986. Groundwater Treatment Technology has been ...


    By Arcadis

  • EPA Supporting Next Generation of Environmental Scientists Through 105 Fellowship Grants

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 105 graduate students across the nation will receive $8.6 million in Science to Achieve Results (STAR) fellowship grants to conduct research on topics ranging from climate change and public health to water quality and sustainability that will have cross-cutting impacts in the environmental science field. The 105 STAR fellows ...

  • Improving water quality in Europe`s rivers

    The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) urges policy implementation managers to respond to poor ecological, chemical and quantitative status of the water system caused by negative pressures from different drivers. This issue discusses recent experiences with regard to different stages of river basin management strategy, to help us understand how we can safeguard water, an indispensible ...

  • Fueling ethanol production while protecting water quality

    Grain-based ethanol production has increased dramatically in recent years as the cost and instability of oil has increased. New US government policies require major increases in ethanol production. While future plans call for a viable cellulosic ethanol industry, expanded grain ethanol production will lead to further growth of corn acres in the near term, with unintended negative water quality ...

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