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Human activities harm water quality, raise treatment costs
July 26, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Julie-PadowskiPULLMAN, Wash. – Julie Padowski, clinical assistant professor at Washington State University, has found that the loss of land cover around cities has increased pollution and raised the cost of water treatment.

Drone captures vineyard irrigation data
July 5, 2016

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PROSSER, Wash. – People may notice a small, unmanned helicopter flying over Washington vineyards this summer, but don’t worry. Doing work for science, it is fully approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Annual WSU water conservation report available
June 27, 2016

water-use-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Pullman 2015 Water Use Efficiency Annual Performance Report is available for review. It describes the goals and progress in conserving drinking water on campus.

Workshops to discuss Columbia Basin water forecast
June 6, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Below-Wanapum-Dam-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Changing climate will affect availability and demand for water in Washington’s Columbia River Basin and influence how water will be managed over the next 20 years, according to a new report being prepared for the Washington Department of Ecology’s Office of Columbia River.

Ask Dr. Universe: Do we drink the same water dinos drank?
April 13, 2016

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Yes. The water on our Earth today is the same water that’s been here for nearly 5 billion years. Only a tiny bit of it has escaped out into space. As far as we know, new water hasn’t formed either.

Grand Challenge for Sustainable Resources for Society
February 29, 2016

 

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Jennifer Adam, associate professor in civil and environmental engineering, speaks with Washington State University’s Jan Boll, left, and University of Idaho researcher Erin Brooks during a poster session last week on climate, land use and the sustainable management of agricultural and natural resources.

March 3-24: Free farm talks on both sides of state
February 23, 2016

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

farmEVERETT, Wash. – Four free farm talks addressing the challenges facing small farms will be held 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 3-24, at the Gray Wolf Building, 2000 Tower St., Everett, and at Washington State University Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana, Spokane, Wash.

Comments on WSU water system plan due Feb. 19
January 27, 2016

waterdrop80pPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Health requires the Washington State University Pullman campus to update its water system plan every six years.

Research helps growers conserve water, improve white wines
January 14, 2016

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

white-wine-grapesPROSSER, Wash. – In arid eastern Washington where most of the state’s wine grapes grow, efficient irrigation is the name of the game. Yet little research has been done to determine the best irrigation strategies for white wine grapes.

National award honors research on aquatic environment
December 1, 2015

Barry-MoorePULLMAN, Wash. – Faculty member Barry Moore recently won national recognition for three decades of work on lake, stream and reservoir restoration and for reviving fish habitats, reducing internal pollution loads and revitalizing lakes low in oxygen.