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November 9, 2017
What book or paper has been most influential to your career and why?
October 30, 2017
If you don’t see the connection between streamflow and underground water, you need to keep reading.
October 13, 2017
Could groundwater be a previously unrecognised source or sink of carbon?
October 8, 2017
Video: Why and how I communicate on social and traditional media, and some mistakes I made along the way…
Video: How my water research made the news…
September 28, 2017
We recently mapped groundwater wells across the 17 western states , where half of US groundwater pumping takes place.
September 23, 2017
In recent years the human dimension of hydrology has become increasingly important.
August 27, 2017
I went from a BSc (Hons) student, who was not considering continuing my postgraduate studies at all, to someone who is passionate about water resource research and continuing my postgraduate career. This is apparently common amongst postgraduate students in science…
July 17, 2017
Post by Samuel Zipper, postdoctoral fellow at both McGill University and the University of Victoria, in Canada. You can follow Sam on Twitter at @ZipperSam. ___________________________________________________________ Dedicated Water Underground readers know that this blog is not just about water science, but also some of the more cultural impacts of groundwater. Keeping in that tradition, today’s post begins with a joke*: Knock, knock! Who’s there? Your neighbor Your neighbor who? Your neighbor’s groundwater, …
June 26, 2017
What is the difference between ‘water withdrawal’ and ‘water consumption’, and why do we need to know?
Last week I had to teach my first class in global hydrology. When I showed the global trend on increasing demands and withdrawals I needed to explain the different terms as sometimes the term “water use” gets, well, misused.
June 10, 2017
If you live in a cold climate, have you ever wondered where all the de-icing salt (or ‘grit’ as we call it in the UK) that gets spread on the roads in winter time ends up, aside from that accumulating salty grime that coats your car? As you might expect, most of the salt gets washed off the highways as the salt has the desired effect of melting the ice, or carried away by rain. This salty ‘runoff’ ends up in streams nearby via pipes which drain the highway.