This Past Week in WaterWise News:
Gravel Coast Storm Impact Modelling ♦ NOAA/NASA Investigate El Niño ♦ EPA Survey on Wasterwater Infrastructure ♦ Iraqi Dam Threatens Half a Million ♦ Two-Thirds of World Faces Water Shortage ♦ Michigan Gov. and EPA in Flint Testimony ♦ Waterway's Council on President's Budget ♦ El Niño Gives Glimpse of Future ♦ NASA Study: Earth Absorbs Sea Level Rise ♦ President's FY2017 Budget for USACE Evidence of Shorelines' Success ♦ Obama Funding Request for Resilience
Modelling storm-impacts on gravel coasts now possible - February 15
Deltares - Development of a new, open source, numerical model.
NOAA and NASA Team Up to Investigate Strong El Niño - February 14
Climate Central - America’s two leading climate science agencies are conducting an unprecedented survey via land, sea and air to investigate the current El Niño event and better understand its impact on weather systems that have brought both parched and soaking conditions to North America.
Florida Daily - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a survey showing that $271 billion is needed to maintain and improve the nation’s wastewater infrastructure.
The Washington Post- If breached, it could unleash a 180-foot-high wave down the Tigris River Basin and drown more than half a million people, with floodwaters reaching as far as the Iraqi capital, about 280 miles to the south.
Two-Thirds of the World Faces Severe Water Shortages - February 12
The New York Times - About four billion people, or two-thirds of the world’s population, face severe water shortages during at least one month every year, far more than was previously thought.
Michigan governor, EPA administrator to testify on Flint - February 12
Politico - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will testify on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced today.
St. Louis Public Radio - A barge and transportation industry group is sharply criticizing the president’s budget request for river infrastructure and upkeep.
Scripps - Timely funding from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is giving scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California San Diego a chance to create a detailed survey of the elevations of Southern California beaches and cliffs in the midst of one of the strongest El Niño seasons of the last 60 years.
NASA Study: Sea Level Rise Absorbed by Earth - February 11
Brietbart - As glaciers melt due to climate change, the increasingly hot and parched Earth is absorbing some of that water inland, slowing sea level rise, NASA experts said Thursday.
PR Newswire - The President's Budget for fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017) includes $4.620 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps).
Evidence Mounts of Shorelines’ Success - February 9
Coastal Review - Evidence of the success of natural shoreline stabilization projects in North Carolina is starting to bridge the debate between proponents and skeptics.
The White House - The President believes we must invest in Alaska’s long-term economic and environmental well-being in a way that transcends his time in office.