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Topic: Water

Governments at all levels have a vital role to play in the protection of surface water, ground water, drinking water and wetlands. Local entities regularly monitor the gaps that fall between state and federal regulations. Local governments often have the most complete understanding of their water ecosystems and are best-situated to understand the needs of stakeholders who depend on them, and therefore often enact preventative policies like environmental zoning to avoid water imbalances. Limits set by local administrations on water consumption and water pollution are common methods used to find equilibrium between water, people, and the ecosystem.


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ESAL Articles and Events about Water

Article - Apr 24, 2022
NGRREC: River-Based Environmental Education for Local Communities

ESAL spoke with Sarah Fisher, the director of environmental education at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center to discuss importance of context on impact of environmental education efforts.

Article - Apr 2, 2022
Building More Resilient Communities in the Face of Climate Change

On February 15th, ESAL discussed ways in which local intervention has been implemented to allow for better adaptation and mitigation efforts in the face of climate change. Learn from a panelist of nonprofit and local agency representatives about how they have been carefully monitoring flooding, in particular, to address the needs of the community.

Article - Feb 22, 2022
Native American and Other Experts Monitor Penobscot Watershed in Maine

Water quality field/lab technician Jan Paul and water resources planner Angie Reed discuss the importance of sharing data they collect and analyze from the Penobscot River with tribal, state, and federal audiences. Learn more about how the pair utilize its skills to improve public health outreach for Penobscot citizens.

Article - Feb 3, 2022
Science Policy in Action: Making Local Connections

On December 13th, ESAL discussed perspectives on outreach and inclusivity with a panel of water experts. Learn how the panelists have worked towards contributing to science communication and making science accessible to everyone.

Article - Nov 26, 2021
Community-driven Solutions to Rural Water Needs

ESAL hosted a virtual panel on October 12, 2021 that focused on culturally sensitive solutions to providing sanitary water to local communities in need.

Article - Dec 18, 2020
COVID-19 Deep Dive: Monitoring Wastewater for Better Public Health Response

In November, ESAL spoke to members of the Wastewater Epidemiology for the Bay Area (Covid-WEB) team about wastewater epidemiology for SARS-CoV-2 and the Covid-WEB project.

Article - Nov 8, 2020
Drinkable, Fishable, Swimmable: Yadkin Riverkeeper Promotes Water Usage for Everyone

Brian Fannon spent 11 formative years as a biologist in Alaskan marine fisheries before returning to North Carolina for his PhD studying the effects of river geomorphology on the landscape. Today, he works as a "Riverkeeper" at non-profit Yadkin Riverkeeper, where he monitors, advocates for, and protects the health of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin.

Article - Sep 14, 2020
Environment Deep Dive: Injecting Actionable Science into Mine Approval Decisions

ESAL spoke with Kendra Zamzow, an environmental chemist in Chickaloon, Alaska who provides scientific input to mining approval decisions on behalf of community groups and tribes throughout the country. The conversation covered the scientific and engineering issues associated with mining and how regulators learn about and use that information.

Article - Sep 13, 2020
A fire hose of data: A non-profit marshals big data for the Great Lakes region

The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) is a non-profit that harnesses data on science, policy, management and industry in the Great Lakes region. CEO Kelli Paige spoke to ESAL about the services GLOS provides to facilitate management and policy needs in the region.

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