Tidal water quality indicator factsheets (Page 1)

Tidal water quality indicator factsheets

Caroline Donovan, Suzanne Spitzer, Alexandra Fries ·
18 April 2017

The Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (CMC), as part of the Indicator Effectiveness Matrix objective, produced 12 factsheets describing 14 tidal water quality indicators. These indicators are part of the CMC's tidal water quality Quality Assurance Project Plan and Method Manuals. The factsheets are intended for nontraditional and volunteer monitoring groups to include as part of their water quality monitoring programs as education materials for their volunteers.


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Researchers and stakeholders address coastal vulnerability and freshwater security (Page 1)

Researchers and stakeholders address coastal vulnerability and freshwater security

Bill Dennison, Heath Kelsey, Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen, Emily Nastase, Jamie Currie ·
3 April 2017

The Belmont Forum is a consortium of research funders that have targeted funds toward research that actively integrates stakeholders into a co-design/co-development process with researchers. It is committed to fostering solutions to global sustainability challenges through innovative transdisciplinary research.


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“This is your shield… this is your estuary” Building community and coastal resilience to a changing Louisiana coastline through restoration of key ecosystem functions (Page 1)

“This is your shield… this is your estuary” Building community and coastal resilience to a changing Louisiana coastline through restoration of key ecosystem functions

Carruthers TJB, Hemmerling SA, Barra M, Saxby TA, Moss L ·
30 March 2017

The coastal communities of Louisiana are highly vulnerable to coastal change, and the potential benefits of protecting, restoring, and enhancing intact ecosystems are particularly important. However, there is a current lack of synthesized information on potential benefits of ecosystem-based restoration options at a parish, basin, or coastwide scale.


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Report cards and system dynamics modelling (Page 1)

Report cards and system dynamics modelling

Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison, Alexandra Fries, Heath Kelsey, Dave Nemazie, Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen, Emily Nastase ·
23 March 2017

This newsletter summarizes the outcomes of a workshop exploring the linkages and potential benefits of combining river basin health report cards and system dynamics modelling. These two approaches have traditionally been utilized separate from each other, however merging the two will lead to better management of the world's river basins.


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Ecological Drought in the Southeast United States (Page 1)

Ecological Drought in the Southeast United States

Brianne Walsh, Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison ·
24 February 2017

The Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and their managing organization, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, have chosen the emerging climate science field of Ecological Drought as a research focus area. This newsletter highlights the outcomes of a two-day workshop held in Raleigh, North Carolina as part of a series of meetings at each of the nation’s eight CSCs.


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Occurrence of antimicrobial resistant Escherichia coli in waterways of southeast Queensland, Australia (Page 1)

Occurrence of antimicrobial resistant Escherichia coli in waterways of southeast Queensland, Australia

Watkinson AJ, Micalizzi GB, Bates, and Costanzo SD ·
2017

Antimicrobial resistance is a global health issue. The discharge, maintenance and transfer of antimicrobial resistance to the aquatic environment and the risk this presents is relatively unknown. This work describes the presence and distribution of antimicrobial resistant Escherichia coli in surface waters of seven rivers in south east Queensland, Australia.


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Upper Mississippi River Conference 2016 Action Agenda (Page 1)

Upper Mississippi River Conference 2016 Action Agenda

Heath Kelsey, Jane Thomas ·
21 December 2016

On Oct. 13–14, 2016, River Action, in association with the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association, hosted the ninth annual Upper Mississippi River Conference, entitled “Raise the Grade,” in Moline, Illinois. The conference brought together over 200 participants from 95 organizations to develop solutions to overcome the many challenges identified in the 2015 America’s Watershed Initiative (AWI) Report Card for the Mississippi River watershed.


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Ecological drought in the South Central United States (Page 1)

Ecological drought in the South Central United States

Brianne Walsh, Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison ·
2 November 2016

The Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and their managing organization, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, have chosen the emerging climate science field of Ecological Drought as a research focus area. This newsletter highlights the outcomes of a two-day workshop held in Norman, Oklahoma, as part of a series of meetings at each of the nation’s eight CSCs.


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