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  • Hicks, Gregory A.; Peña, Devon G. (University of Washington Water Center, 2009)
    This paper offers extended commentary on the challenges posed by the law and ethos of prior appropriation, long dominant in the western United States as the foundation of water rights, for a newly resurgent commitment to ...
  • Malone, Lindsay (2005-10-24)
    Partial Abstract: As development pressures increase throughout the United States, communities have recognized that land conservation is an important tool to manage growth and protect critical land and water resources. ...
  • Booth, Derek B.; Visitacion, Bernadette J.; Steinemann, Anne C. (University of Washington Water Center, 2007-01)
    This fact sheet covers stormwater management. The Puget Sound region is analyzed as a case study. The various types of costs are described: flooding and property damage, degradation of water quality, and loss of habitat. ...
  • Stettler, Reinhard (University of Washington Water Center, 2010-03-30)
    There are many raisons-d’ètre for cottonwood, and members of Populus in general: foundation species of riparian ecosystems; production trees in high-yield plantations for fiber, lumber, and energy; clean-up trees in ...
  • Davis, Tyler Blake (University of Washington Water Center, 2010-02-17)
    Managing water resources for flood damage protection, irrigation, reliable navigation on riverways, and other services is an important function of federal water resource agencies. To determine whether programs are implemented, ...
  • Nelson, Peter (2005-10-24)
    Partial Abstract: Private industrial and non-industrial forest landowners in Washington face federal, state, and local regulations concerning the practice of commercial forestry. Such regulations certainly impact ...
  • Shultz, Daniel (Center for Urban Water Resources Management, 1999-01-01)
    This research report is an initial assessment of current vegetation maintenance practices in bioswales, wetponds, and roadside ditches. Through the use of interview surveys and a literature review, this report has compiled ...
  • Volk, Carol J. (University of Washington Water Center, 2009-05-05)
    Carol Volk will present an introduction to managing and understanding data. She will cover the following topics: 1. What is data? 2. Where is all the data? 3. What do we do with it? 4. Is it useful? As examples, she reviews ...
  • Reidy, Catherine Ann; Clinton, Sandra Mae (University of Washington Water Center, 2004-01)
    This fact sheet explains how to determine hyporheic zone presence and extent. Some suggested methods are presented. A reference list for further information is included.
  • Harrell, Stevan; Morgan, Geoff (University of Washington Water Center, 2009-01-06)
    Harrell and Morgan will discuss bringing household water supply to poor areas of China. They will highlight a case study from Southwest China, beginning with local conditions, and then moving on to consider the specifics ...
  • Palmer, Richard (University of Washington Water Center, 2007-02-14)
    Palmer will lay out the goals of this talk: 1. Provide accurate estimates of regional water supply and demand for planning. 2. Establish the need to include climate change in regional water supply planning. 3. Shift a ...
  • Michalak, Julia (University of Washington Water Center, 2010-02-17)
    Historic land use is a potentially significant factor determining present day water quality and stream integrity. Studies have shown that past land uses such as the extent and intensity of agriculture within a basin can ...
  • Booth, Derek (University of Washington Water Center, 2008-02-14)
    Booth will discuss how unique watersheds create unique streams. Understanding or predicting stream behavior can't always be done by borrowing knowledge from somewhere else, because the watersheds that create these streams ...
  • Ward, Dave (University of Washington Water Center, 2008-03-04)
    Ward will discuss landscape-level best management practices. He will describe two Snohomish county programs to illustrate his points: 1. Recommendations for streamside landowners. 2. Pet waste management. He will discuss ...
  • Montgomery, David (University of Washington Water Center, 2008-02-14)
    Montgomery will review the importance of soil in sustaining civilizations. He will ask the question: can soil erosion limit the lifespan of civilizations? He will discuss contemporary and long-term (geological) erosion ...
  • Reidy, Catherine Ann; Clinton, Sandra Mae (University of Washington Water Center, 2004-01)
    This fact sheet describes hyporheic zones: their fundamental characteristics, their functions, and management implications. Further readings are also suggested.
  • Roberts, Marilyn (University of Washington Water Center, 2007-01-30)
    Roberts will present an introduction to the problem of bacteria in aquaculture and fish farming. She will focus on aquaculture associated bacteria and bacterial movement in the surrounding environment. She will discuss ...
  • Bolton, Susan; Schellberg, Jeff (University of Washington Water Center, 2001-07-11)
    As part of the process outlined in Washington's "Statewide Strategy to Recover Salmon: Extinction is Not an Option" the Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife, Ecology, and Transportation were charged to develop Aquatic ...
  • Zobrist, Kevin (2005-10-24)
    Economic viability is an important part of the sustainability of working forests. With landowners facing increasing regulatory complexity, increasing demand for a diversity of forest outputs, and economic pressures to ...
  • Plummer, Mark (University of Washington Water Center, 2006-10-24)
    Benefit-cost analysis is as natural to economists as breathing—which sometimes gets us into trouble when we try to ply our trade in a data vacuum. In the data-poor real world, the practice of benefit-cost analysis often ...

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