Arkansas Forests and Drinking Water

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Lakes Appreciation Month, 2019

R. Morgan, July 1, 2019 Lake Appreciation Month is an annual event of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS). During this event NALMS strives to have the Governor of every State in the United States to proclaim the month…

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World Hydrography Day, 2019

Hydrography: The scientific description and analysis of the physical conditions, boundaries, flow, and related characteristics of surface waters such as oceans, lakes and rivers. The mapping of bodies of water. (Webster’s II New Riverside University Dictionary) Starting in 2006, the…

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National Drinking Water Week

Robert Morgan, PhD, PE May, 2019 May 5 through 11, 2019 is celebrated by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) as National Drinking Water Week. The AWWA is made up of over 51,000 professionals from the water sector in America….

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Living Soil

“Man takes root at his feet, and at best he is no more than a potted plant in his house or carriage till he has established communication with the soil by the loving and magnetic touch of his soles to…

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The Cost of Source Water Protection

Robert Morgan, Ph.D. January 19, 2018 Source water protection (SWP) is an essential element of any public water systems treatment scheme. Unfortunately, in many utilities the program is underfunded and often under appreciated. Funding for SWP is frequently dependent upon…

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Funding Source Water Protection

Bob Morgan, PhD December 16, 2018 Source water protection (SWP) is a system of procedures, processes,and tools designed to take action to maintain or improve the quality and quantityof a drinking water source (both surface and groundwater) and protect publichealth…

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The Food, Water and Energy Nexus

November 28, 2018 Nexus: “A connection or series of connections between two things” A nexus exists in the food, water supply and energy sectors. It takes water to make food and energy. Energy is needed secure, treat and distribute drinking…

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Shinrin Yoku

November 8, 2018 Shinrin yoku is the Japanese term for ‘forest bathing’. The idea is that when a person spends time immersed in a forest, what they experience and sense provides improved physical and mental well-being. The Japanese have embraced…

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Leaf Fall

Last weekend in Northwest Arkansas we had our first real taste of fall weather. Temperatures dropped from the low 80’s into the 40’s and even 30’s. Then a misty rain and a breeze came along and provided a perfectly miserable…

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A Day Without Water

October 10, 2018 is the date of the fourth annual ‘Imagine a Day Without Water’ campaign. Water is such a given factor in our daily lives that it is hard to imagine going without. Water is also so convenient, most…

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