Thursday, January 14, 2010

Church Responses to Haiti

To cut through the red tape which dominates so many relief organizations:

Donate to Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti
Currently one of the surviving clinical centers in Haiti:

Loma Linda University has established a fund to facilitate donations to the Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti. The hospital is in need of many resources in order to function around-the-clock during this critical period. Donations may be made as follows:

    1. On-line:
    2. Telephone: (909) 558-5010
    3. Mail checks: Loma Linda University – Haiti Earthquake

Office of Philanthropy

24519 Redlands Boulevard, Suite A

Loma Linda, CA 92354

I found this on Water Wired:
The EPA is sponsoring a 2-day symposium to discuss newly published and forthcoming information on epidemiology studies related to people who consume drinking water from public systems supplied by groundwater. Renowned speakers will focus on endemic disease and predictive methods. There will also be discussions of pathogen and fecal indicator occurrence and transport – primarily E. coli and Cryptosporidum – in the subsurface.

The meeting will be helad at the Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1530 P St. NW, Washington DC.

You need to register by 25 January 2010. Here are the online agenda and a pdf version:

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Environmental & water journal list

This is a list that I am going to continually update as new interesting ones come along:

Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics

The aim of the Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics is a continuous and timely dissemination of innovative, practical and industrial applications of computational techniques to solve the whole range of hitherto intractable fluid mechanics problems. The journal is a truly interdisciplinary forum, and publishes original contributions on the latest advances in numerical methods in fluid mechanics and their applications to various engineering fields including aeronautic, civil, environmental, hydraulic and mechanical. The journal has a distinctive and balanced international contribution, with emphasis on papers addressing practical problem-solving by means of robust numerical techniques to generate precise flow prediction and optimum design, and those fostering the thorough understanding of the physics of fluid motion.

Environmental Microbiology Reports

You are invited to submit manuscripts succinctly reporting significant advances to Environmental Microbiology Reports, the new online sister journal to Environmental Microbiology, devoted to publishing Brief Reports in the field of microbial processes in the environment, microbial communities and microbial interactions.

My journal bookmarks:

SRA / Society for Risk Analysis / Journals

SRA / Society for Risk Analysis / Journals

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

ASCE: Journal of Environmental Engineering

NRC Research Press: Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science

Water Research - Elsevier - Research in International and Cross-cultural Management

Journal of Microbiological Methods - Elsevier

Science of the Total Environment - Elsevier

Environmental Science & Technology

Journal of Applied Microbiology: Including Letters in Applied Microbiology & Annual Symposium - Journal Information

Environmental Microbiology - Journal Information

International Journal of Environmental Studies

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science

Journal AWWA WEF lab on a chip

NEHA - Journal of Environmental Health Risk Analysis: An International Journal - Journal Information Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 64, Pages 1-264 (2008)

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Food and Environmental Virology

Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering

EndNote - Output Styles

Environmental Microbiology Reports

EPA P3 proposal

Our Loma Linda student group finished the EPA P3 competition proposal submission!!

Great Basin / Mojave Desert Climate Change Workshop

EPA to Co-Host the Great Basin / Mojave Desert Climate Change Workshop on April 20-22, 2010 at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas
EPA, in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Park Service, and several other agencies and organizations, are sponsoring the Great Basin / Mojave Desert Climate Change Workshop, focusing on natural resource research, adaptation, and mitigation needs. The workshop will be held from April 20-22, 2010 at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. It will examine how climate change is affecting natural resources in deserts of the western U.S. and identify essential research needs to address in the coming decade. The workshop offers a valuable opportunity for scientists and natural resource managers to gather for a discussion of their information needs and opportunities. For additional information, please visit

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The WASH Blogs

Like many things, I also found this on the WATER WIRED blog by Michael E. 'Aquadoc' Campana.

As part of the Source Water and Sanitation News service, IRC and partners have set up the following news blogs on water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in developing countries.

One of the blog entries ends my long-procrastinated business idea:

Journal on WATER

I found this on the WATER WIRED blog by Michael E. 'Aquadoc' Campana.

Water is a new, online, open-access journal on water science and technology, including ecology and management.

Its an open access online journal which means the journal is free for readers. The website also states, "free publication for manuscripts submitted in 2010".