presentation for the save barton creek association

2018-0910 Mace AWFc This is a presentation about Austin's draft 100-year water plan. Where will Austin's water come from over the next 100 years when we grow from 1 million to 4 million people and feel the heat from climate change? I have an academic interest in this, but I also serve as a member … Continue reading presentation for the save barton creek association

texas groundwater news august 2018

Out of Sight, Out of Water: The U.S. and Mexico Have Only Just Begun to Grapple with the Aquifers They Share "Meanwhile, the US and Mexico barely even know about their shared groundwater. The two nations only officially recognize four cross-border aquifers." [The linked document doesn't support this statement, quote: "A binational aquifer quantity and … Continue reading texas groundwater news august 2018

texas groundwater news august 2018

Texas-New Mexico water fight could be impacted by SCOTUS ruling "A U.S. Supreme Court decision on Wednesday in a water fight between Florida and Georgia could have implications for a similar legal battle between Texas and New Mexico over the Rio Grande water supply..." "the high court remanded the case to the court-appointed special master responsible … Continue reading texas groundwater news august 2018

presentation to the southwestern travis county groundwater conservation district

Available for perusin' and abusin'! 2018-0808b Mace - SWTCGCD [another revised version posted August 9, 2018 5:52pm after I saw that the PDF truncated the slides. I promise: I'll get this figured out one of these days...] [revised version posted August 8, 2018 ~8:04am after {cough, cough} someone noted I had the wrong name for … Continue reading presentation to the southwestern travis county groundwater conservation district

texas groundwater news june 2018

Pipeline leaks; rancher reports; company delays reporting leak; judge says the company should be fined; Railroad Commission doesn’t fine (and chews out staff): https://www.mystatesman.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/why-texas-officials-decided-not-levy-penalties-after-pipeline-leak/HyOfo4fe4nBAewoeWeM6XO/ Movement on Electro-Purification's permit from the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District: editorial: https://haysfreepress.com/2018/06/13/ep-request-is-an-alarming-threat-to-groundwater/ background: https://www.mystatesman.com/news/local-govt--politics/hays-county-water-fight-back-years-after-residents-big-win/NHY3f5s9iJLPS5MQw5DzLM/ public meeting: https://haysfreepress.com/2018/06/20/aquifer-district-presents-plan-to-harness-ep/ You should visit The Meadows Center and take a glass-bottom boat tour: https://scadconnector.com/2018/06/10/stranded-in-texas-part-three-a-glass-bottom-boat-tour-at-the-texas-state-university-meadows-center/ New Mexico’s … Continue reading texas groundwater news june 2018

hydrogeomimicry: a visit to san antonio’s confluence park

In the architectural world, there's this thing called mimicry: structures that are inspired by nature. There's biomimicry, such as at Antoni Gaudi's ethereal (started in 1881 and still under construction!) cathedral in Barcelona: Tree-like columns inside Gaudi's Barcelona cathedral (via Wikimedia Commons) There's also geomimicry, such as Jean Nouvel's stunning National Museum of Qatar inspired by … Continue reading hydrogeomimicry: a visit to san antonio’s confluence park

there’s still a gusher in Sulphur, Oklahoma

  I loves me a well that squirts water from the ground! We'll let the Freudists debate precisely what that means psychologically, but for me, it's hydrogeology come alive in a magical display of hydraulic head higher--sometimes substantially higher--than the land surface. Water! Flowing "uphill"!!! Sadly, many of the early gushers have long dried up due to … Continue reading there’s still a gusher in Sulphur, Oklahoma