Water Quality

Webinar: "Incorporating Ecosystem Services in Optimization Strategies for TMDLs"

 

Greetings Ecosystem Commons!

Please join us Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 1:00 -- 2:30 PM EDT for a webinar entitled "Incorporating Ecosystem Services in Optimization Strategies for TMDLs".  Dr. George Van Houtven of RTI International will present research developed in collaboration with US EPA ORD's Ecosystem Services Research Program (ESRP).

 

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Wednesday, 27 June, 2012 - 10:00 - 11:30
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Webinar, use link to register.

Working draft list of NIFA papers -- PLEASE ADD/UPDATE

 

PAPERS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

  1. “Concept” paper

Lead: Sue Lurie

Purpose: Describe the problem domain; identify knowledge gaps; note preliminary findings; anticipate research to come. Provide springboard for subsequent papers.

Content ideas and notes:

Webinar: Achieving Environmental Goals through Water Utility-based Incentive Programs

The second installment in The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center’s webinar series focused on innovative approaches to link water use and the environment will take place on May 10, 2012 at 1:00pm MST/12:00pm PST.

The theme for this webinar is, “Achieving Environmental Goals through Water Utility-based Incentive Programs.” Featured speakers include:

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Thursday, 10 May, 2012 - 12:00 - 13:00
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http://elluminate.oia.arizona.edu/scheduleMeetingnochair.php?sessionId=739657

Oregon's Water Markets

This is a brief white paper put out in April 2012 by Institute for Water and Watersheds and Institute for Natural Resources (both at Oregon State University) to help the public understand water markets activity in Oregon.  Feel free to use it.  I'd love to get this map in an interactive/updateable form someday. 

Thanks to Ranei Nomura; Carrie Sanneman; Gen Hubert; Tracey Stanton; Bobby Cochran; and David Primozich for offering their expertise and friendly reviews.  Thanks also to Cally Whitman from IWW/INR. 

 

High Country News article: Communities help pay for ecosystem services provided by forests

Article about payment for watershed service programs in the west - reviews some of the program Hilary et al. have been mentioning - I thought it interesting and a good synopsis: http://www.hcn.org/issues/44.3/communities-help-pay-for-ecosystem-servic...

Upper Green River Basin Ecosystem Services Feasibility Analysis: Project Report

I recently completed a report with partners at The Nature Conservancy’s Wyoming office documenting phase 1 of a payment for ecosystem services feasibility study in the Upper Green River Basin of Southwest Wyoming (Sublette County).

Location

The Nature Conservancy
Lander, Wyoming
United States
42° 49' 58.8504" N, 108° 43' 50.4228" W

Webinar: "Making the link between water efficiency and the environment: Conserve to Enhance."

The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is pleased to announce a new webinar series focused on the establishing programs to link utility-based water efficiency programs with environmental enhancement. We invite you to join us February 21, 2012 at 1:00pm MST/12:00pm PST for the first webinar in the series, “Making the link between water efficiency and the environment: Conserve to Enhance.” To participate, follow this link:

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Date: 
Tuesday, 21 February, 2012 - 12:00 - 13:00
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http://elluminate.oia.arizona.edu/scheduleMeetingnonetid.php?sessionId=625043

Ecosystem Credit Accounting Training - Spring 2012

The Willamette Partnership is excited to be offering a training program on our Ecosystem Credit Accounting System.  The program will cover Ecosystem Serivces Markets 101 and in-field training on the functional credit calculators for wetlands, streams (nutrients, temperature, & habitat ), and upland ecosystems (prairie & oak savannah).  For a preview of our 2012 program, you can register for two free webinars on March 9, 2012.

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Friday, 9 March, 2012 - 09:00 - Friday, 8 June, 2012 - 00:00
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