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    • Conflicting Norms in the Struggle for Communitary Governance in the Acequias of the Upper Rio Grande Watershed 

      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 ...
    • Conservation Organizations: What They Do and Why They Do It 

      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. ...
    • Coping with Stormwater -- How Much Does it Cost? 

      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. ...
    • Cottonwood--A Tree for all Reasons 

      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 ...
    • Criticisms and Revisions to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Principles and Guidelines for Benefit-Cost Analysis (Part 2) 

      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, ...
    • Current Land-Use Laws and Zoning: Impacts on Private Forestlands 

      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 ...
    • Current Status of Vegetation Management in Roadside Ditches and Stormwater Management Facilities 

      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 ...
    • Data, Data, and More Data: Managing and Making Sense of Data from Existing PNW Salmon and Habitat Monitoring Programs 

      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 ...
    • Delineation of the Hyporheic Zone 

      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.
    • Designing and Building Practical Household Water Supply in the Mountains of Southwest China 

      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 ...
    • Developing a Consensus on the Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources: a Puget Sound, Tri-County Perspective 

      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 ...
    • Developing the Historical Context for Understanding Present Day Land Use-Water Quality Relationships 

      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 ...
    • Differences in West Coast Watersheds and the Streams They Create 

      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 ...
    • The Diffusion of Landscape-Level Best Management Practices: Changing Paradigms 

      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 ...
    • Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations 

      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 ...
    • Down Under: Hyporheic Zones and Their Function 

      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.
    • Drug Resistance in Environments Associated with Aquaculture 

      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 ...
    • Ecological Issues in Floodplains and Riparian Corridors 

      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 ...
    • Economically Sustainable Working Forests: 

      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 ...
    • Economics and Salmon Habitat Conservation: Welcome to the Data-Poor Real World 

      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 ...