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    • Sub-urban Forest Water Usages in Atlanta: Studying Sap Flow in Selected Tree Species 

      Giraldo, Mario A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      Hydrologic cycle processes such as soil moisture content, plant water flow and transpiration, couple with climate variables can help us to better understand forest function in the ecosystem. Under scenarios of urban sprawl ...
    • Bagmati River Festival: Conservation of Degrading River 

      Dahal, Achyut; Khanal, Mausam; Ale, Megh (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      The Bagmati River is the principal river of the Bagmati Basin (ca. 3640km) in Kathmandu Valley. The river, fed by springs and monsoon rainfall, originates in the north of Kathmandu Valley and drains across the Mahabharat ...
    • Nature, Socioeconomics and Flood Mortality 

      Ferreira, Susana (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      We analyze mortality caused by 2,194 large flood events between 1985 and 2008 in 108 countries. Unlike previous studies that looked at natural disaster mortality, we find that year-to-year changes in income and institutional ...
    • How Do Stakeholders Get a Voice … 

      Rooks, Wilton (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      For 20 years the states of Georgia, Florida and Alabama have been arguing through the courts and direct contact over how the waters of the Apalachicola- Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) watershed will be used. In 2003 there was ...
    • A Nitrogen Model for Onsite Wastewater Systems 

      Radcliffe, David E.; Bradshaw, J. Kenneth (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      A constructed wetland two-dimensional model developed by Langergraber and Simunek (2005) was adapted to onsite wastewater systems (OWS). The model is an optional module in the HYDRUS (2D3D) variably saturated flow model. ...
    • Making Water Quality Markets Work - Little River Nutrient Bank Case Study 

      Glickauf, Steven; Siragusa, Kelly (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      Major fish kills in the estuaries of North Carolina prompted state officials to enact legislation regulating nutrient runoff from hog farms, other types of agriculture, and urban runoff to help improve water quality in ...
    • Understanding Rapid and Opportunistic Socio-technical Change in the Context of Urban Water Management 

      Sochacka, Nicki; Jolly, Lesley; Kavanagh, Lydia (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      The widespread installation of government subsidized household rainwater tanks (HRWTs) achieved during the Millennium Drought in south East Queensland (SEQ), Australia, demonstrates the potential for water communities to ...
    • My Group Is Ready for Water Conservation. Now What? 

      Atteberry, Katherine; Klein, Maeneen; Maddaus, Bill; Maddaus, Michelle (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      Water conservation has historically been viewed as something important to western states with arid climates and limited water resources. However, the importance of water conservation is changing nationwide and it is time ...
    • Geospatial Analysis of Agricultural Water-meter Data In South Georgia 

      Torak, Lynn J.; Painter, Jamie A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      Since November 2008, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, has been researching methods for estimating agricultural water use and growing-season pumping rates ...
    • Nitrogen Dynamics in a Piedmont Onsite Wastewater Treatment System 

      Bradshaw, J. Kenneth; Radcliffe, David E. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) analyses of lakes and reservoirs with nutrient impairments commonly identify onsite wastewater treatment systems (i.e. septic systems) as an important potential source of nitrogen (N). In ...
    • Shifts in the Amphibian Community over 30 Years at an Isolated Wetland: Has Climate Change Altered Wetland Hydrology? 

      Scott, David E.; Metts, Brian S. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      Geographically isolated wetlands (GIW) constitute critically important habitat for many plant and animal species, including threatened, endangered and at-risk species. Most GIW on the southeastern Upper Coastal Plain are ...
    • Correlating Sub-basin Sediment Fingerprints with Land Use in the Southern Piedmont 

      Mckinley, Robert; Radcliffe, David E.; Mukundan, Rajith (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      This study seeks to further our ability to directly determine sediment provenance by utilizing the sediment fingerprinting technique and Rapid Geomorphic Assessments (RGAs) to determine both sediment contributions from ...
    • Streamwater Dissolved Organic Carbon and Total Dissolved Nitrogen: Effects of Timber Harvest in the Georgia Piedmont 

      Markewitz, Daniel; Jackson, C. Rhett; Fraser, Noah; Radcliffe, David E. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      A paired watershed experiment of silvicultural best management practices first initiated in 1973 and harvested in 1974/75 was harvested for a second time in 2004. During the current harvest, BMPs were updated to reflect ...
    • Hydrologic Factors Affecting Sinkhole Development in a Well Field in the Karst Dougherty Plain, Southwest of Albany, Georgia 

      Gordon, Debbie Warner (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      Sinkhole formation has been an ongoing problem in the karst region southwest of Albany, Georgia, where groundwater withdrawals from the Upper Floridan aquifer occur. Since the initiation of well-field pumping in 2003, more ...
    • Hydrogeology, Hydraulic Properties, and Water Quality of the Surficial Aquifer: a Potential Alternative Water Source at Fort Stewart, Liberty County, Georgia 

      Hamrick, Michael D.; Gonthier, Gerard J. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      In the coastal area of Georgia, the Upper Floridan aquifer is the principal water-supply source. Restrictions have been placed on withdrawals from the aquifer because of declining water levels and saltwater contamination, ...
    • Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority (LAPA) Think Water First Initiative 

      Shorter, Kimberly (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      The Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority (LAPA) mission is to provide stewardship of the Greater Lake Allatoona Watershed in order to restore, preserve and protect water quality and uses beneficial for present and future ...
    • Racking up the Savings: Planning and Evaluating Cost-beneficial Water Conservation Programs 

      Keyes, Alice Miller (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      As Georgia communities strive to use water more efficiently, planning for the appropriate water conservation programs is critical to successfully managing demands. The Alliance for Water Efficiency, a national stakeholder-based ...
    • Neighborhood Water Watch: Utilizing Volunteers to Monitor Local Waterways Private Eyes on Public Water 

      Ulseth, Jason; Meyer, Michael (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      The Neighborhood Water Watch is a program founded and managed by Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, maintained by neighborhood groups in the watershed, and is growing through a combination of community networking and citizen ...
    • Water Efficiency and Conservation: a Tool to Address and Prepare for Climate Change in Georgia 

      Ingle, April Rose (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      Over Georgia has many roles to play in reducing carbon emissions to address global warming. With water-related energy use equivalent to at least 13% of the United States' annual electricity consumption and 5% of carbon ...
    • A Real Test for the Georgia Drought Management Plan - Drought Indicators at Work and Georgia’s Response to the 2006-2008 Drought 

      Zeng, Wei; Kim, Inchul (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2011-04)
      Georgia Drought Management Plan (Drought Plan), which was approved by Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board On March 26, 2003, experienced the first comprehensive test by the 2006-2008 drought. Signs of drought ...