Resources for Covering Freshwater
SRI Water and Climate Twitter List, including participants from the SRI
NOAA NCEI Climate –@NOAANCEIclimate
Climate Central –@ClimateCentral
Metcalf Institute –@MetcalfURI
Freshwater Science (Journal) –@FreshwaterSci
Peter Gleick – @PeterGleick
Michael Campana –@WaterWired
UWM Freshwater Sci –@waterscienceUWM
Society for Freshwater Science – @BenthosNews
UN-Water – @UN_Water
Jay Famiglietti –@JayFamiglietti
King’s Water –@KingsWaterKCL
Tom Yulsman – @yulsman
Emily Green –@chanceofraincom
Tara Lohan – @TaraLohan
Amena Saiyid – @amenasaiyid
Brett Walton – @WaltonWater
Climate change primer for those new to the beat…
“What We Know” (The American Association for the Advancement of Science)
“Climate Change: Evidence and Causes” (The National Academy of Sciences & Royal Society of the UK)
“The Discovery of Global Warming” (The American Institute of Physics)
“What’s Really Warming the World?” (Bloomberg)
“State of the Climate: Extreme Events” (NOAA’s Climate.gov)
“Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation” (Special Report by the IPCC)
Reporting on Climate Adaptation, A Guide for Journalists (Reynolds Journalism Institute)
From the SRI
- Follow #WaterClimateSRI for live updates from the SRI and see our Twitter list.
- Presentations from the SRI
- Photographs from our trip to the Ichetucknee River and Ginnie Springs
Caveat: This list doesn’t cover the waterfront, rather, it pulls together water resources recommended as particularly helpful by journalists who cover the water beat.
Key People on the Water Beat
- Click here for a list of experts, by topic area.
Key Online Resources
- Alliance for Water Efficiency
- American Water Works Association (AWWA)
- AQUASTAT: FAO’s global water information system
- Ceres (water management)
- Chesapeake Bay Water Data (and webcams, via interactive map)
- Columbia Water Center
- EPA’s Calendar of Climate Change and Water Events (upcoming conferences, training, webinars, etc.)
- EPA’s Discharge Monitoring Report Pollutant Loading Tool
- EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (can search by watershed)
- EPA’s Water Quality Standards: Regulations and Resources
- Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
- Groundwater Resources Association of California
- IGRAC (International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre)
- International Association of Hydrogeologists
- National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)
- National Drought Monitor (updated on Thursdays)
- National Ground Water Association
- National Network of Sea Grant Programs (find your state Sea Grant office)
- NOAA Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System (HAB-OFS)
- NOAA Monthly Climate Call (3rd Thursday of each month, 11am EST)
- Surging Seas (ClimateCentral’s sea level rise maps and tools)
- UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP)
- U.S. Drought Portal
- USGS Florida Water Science Center (real-time aquifer levels)
- USGS Publications Warehouse (free access to USGS reports)
- USGS Water Quality Data
- USGS Water Resources (Quantity)
- Addressing the Energy-Water Nexus, The National Academies 2013-14
- American Meteorological Society’s “Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective” Reports (published yearly, 2011-2014)
- Estimated use of water in the United States in 2010, U.S. Geol. Survey Circular 1405
- Ground Water and Surface Water: A Single Resource, U.S. Geol. Survey Circular 1139
- Groundwater depletion in the United States (1900−2008), U.S. Geol. Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5079
- State of the Climate in 2014,Special Supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Vol 96, No 7, July 2015 (published every summer)
- The World’s Water, Vol. 8, 2014 (The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources, by The Pacific Institute)
- Water-level changes and change in water in storage in the High Plains Aquifer, predevelopment to 2013 and 2011-13, U.S. Geol. Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5218
- Gleeson, T., Befus, K.M, Jasechko, S., Luijendijk, E., Cardenas, M.B. 2015. The global volume and distribution of modern groundwater. Nature Geoscience, Advance Online Publication.
- Havens, K.E. & Paerl, H.W. 2015. Climate Change at a Crossroad for Control of Harmful Algal Blooms. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49 (21), pp 12605–12606.
- Vörösmarty, C.J. et al. 2010. Global threats to human water security and river biodiversity. Nature 467, 555-561.
- Circle of Blue
- EJToday (daily headlines from the Society of Environmental Journalists)
- Ensia Water
- The Arizona Republic (Brandon Loomis on the Southwest Water Crisis)
- The Great Lakes Echo (produced by the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University)
- Water Deeply (curated California water news)
Stories published by SRI Participants
Stories published since the SRI:
- Drummond, Cynthia. 21 November 2015. “Everywhere, it’s always all about the water.” Westerly Sun.
- Drummond, Cynthia. 21 November 2015. “Scientists, shellfish growers wary of rise in ocean acidification.” Westerly Sun.
- Treadway, Tyler. 9 December 2015. “$124 million water projects won’t help Indian River Lagoon” TC Palm.
Stories published before the SRI:
- Bayona, Natalia. High and Dry: The search for water in the Front Range – and a conservation plan that works.
- Brzozowski, Carol. Story for Water Efficiency magazine on whether to rehab or replace pipes. (The American Society of Civil Engineers gives our nation’s water infrastructure a ‘D’ grade).
- De Villegas, Roberto Diaz. A two-part video about De Villegas’ experience paddling down the Apalachicola River with RiverTrek in 2012, shortly after the collapse of the oyster fishery, and a story about his return to RiverTrek with his 4-year old son.
- De Villegas, Roberto Diaz. Research into the decline of the oyster reefs, on the WFSU blog.
- George, Christy. A story on climate change and its impact on salmon, in rivers and the ocean.
- Green, Amy. An NPR story on Kissimmee River restoration, a major success story in Everglades restoration, but one of the few.
- Saiyid, Amena. Plastic microbeads in waters prompt regulatory efforts.
- Stecker, Tiffany. Do we need a better yardstick to measure severe droughts?
- Straub, Lana. Contamination and its effect on the community.
- Straub, Lana. How storm surges affect flooding.