Field Trip to Park City’s Water Treatment Plants, Utah

Have you been to Park City, Utah or thinking to visit?  Check out this blog post about Park City’s water system and how it relates to silver mining, snowmaking, skiing, the Olympics, Sundance Film Festival, energy, money, and smart meters! On August 16, 2017, our research group left their computers to visit Park City, Utah … Continue reading Field Trip to Park City’s Water Treatment Plants, Utah

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EPA Green Infrastructure and Stormwater toolkit

The U.S.EPA presented the Green Infrastructure Modeling Toolkit for Stormwater Management webinar on February 22, 2018. Here are some of my notes from the webinar: Researchers in EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) have been studying green infrastructure practices and developing models and tools to help communities manage their stormwater runoff and address nutrient … Continue reading EPA Green Infrastructure and Stormwater toolkit

New Year’s Resolutions for Water Resources Modelers

The beginning of the year is an excellent time to look back over the past year, pick out something that you wanted to do, and make a resolution to do better in the coming year. Below are 7 resolutions members of the Rosenberg research group have offered to improve our water resources modeling and management … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions for Water Resources Modelers

Between the Lines: Reconstructing monthly stream flows from annual tree rings

This short video and story on EurekAlert! explain how we were able to reconstruct monthly stream flows dating back to the 1400s AD on three rivers in northern Utah from annual tree rings and other data. The peer-reviewed research was recently published in the Journal of Hydrology. These stream flow reconstructions have several applications in … Continue reading Between the Lines: Reconstructing monthly stream flows from annual tree rings

Measuring success of River Restoration Projects: The Case of the Weber River, UT

Restoration efforts are underway worldwide to restore, improve, and preserve rivers’ ecological conditions. Restoration aims to minimize and limit human-caused environmental damage and bring rivers back to a functioning ecosystem habitat for threatened species. Federal, state, and local governmental agencies who participate in these projects are increasingly challenged to justify their approaches and expenditures. At … Continue reading Measuring success of River Restoration Projects: The Case of the Weber River, UT

The Not-So United States of Water Law

During the lead-up to and analysis of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, the United States was subdivided along almost every possible demographic category in an attempt to predict and understand the election outcome. Were water managers to construct electoral maps, they would use water rights to show instead that the county is divided geographically just … Continue reading The Not-So United States of Water Law