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Slides: Ag Water Sharing: Legal Challenges And Considerations, Peter D. Nichols Jun 2015

Slides: Ag Water Sharing: Legal Challenges And Considerations, Peter D. Nichols

Innovations in Managing Western Water: New Approaches for Balancing Environmental, Social and Economic Outcomes (Martz Summer Conference, June 11-12)

Presenter: Peter D. Nichols, Esq., Partner, Berg, Hill, Greenleaf and Ruscitti, Boulder, CO

25 slides


Development Of Water Meter For Secure Communication In The Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Sugwon Hong, Hyung Mo Park Aug 2014

Development Of Water Meter For Secure Communication In The Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Sugwon Hong, Hyung Mo Park

International Conference on Hydroinformatics

The Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is one of the integral components of the smart water grid where water consumption data is collected, stored, and transferred to the utility Meter Data Management System (MDMS). The organizations which are directly involved in promoting and developing the Smart Water Grid have tried to figure out the operating scenarios in the overall domain from the smart meters up to MDMS, and logical/physical components that should be expected to exist to perform those operations in the full extent. One of the daunting tasks in realizing the services in the AMI is the security issue ...


Impacts Of U.S. Biofuels Mandates On Environmental And Energy Security, Mohammad Alshawaf Dec 2013

Impacts Of U.S. Biofuels Mandates On Environmental And Energy Security, Mohammad Alshawaf

Graduate Doctoral Dissertations

Congress passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 to reduce dependency on foreign oil by increasing the use of biofuels. EISA mandates 36 billion gallons of biofuel production in 2022, representing an increase of 118% in eight years. Existing and new farmland are expected to be employed to produce corn and other feedstock necessary to fulfill the biofuel mandate. There is little research on the potential environmental impact on water resources of meeting the ESIA biofuel mandates.

The objectives of this EISA study were twofold. First, the study measured the ...


Risk-Based Security-Constrained Optimal Power Flow: Mathematical Fundamentals, Computational Strategies, Validation, And Use Within Electricity Markets, Qin Wang Jan 2013

Risk-Based Security-Constrained Optimal Power Flow: Mathematical Fundamentals, Computational Strategies, Validation, And Use Within Electricity Markets, Qin Wang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation contributes to develop the mathematical fundamentals and computational strategies of risk-based security-constrained optimal power flow (RB-SCOPF) and validate its application in electricity markets. The RB-SCOPF enforces three types of flow-related constraints: normal state deterministic flow limits, contingency state deterministic flow limits (the "N-1" criteria), and contingency state system risk, which depends only on contingency states but not the normal state. Each constraint group is scaled by a single parameter setting allowing tradeoffs between deterministic constraints and system risk. Relative to the security-constrained optimal power flow (SCOPF) used in industry today, the RB-SCOPF finds operating conditions that are more ...


Slides: Threats To Biological Diversity: Global, Continental, Local, J. Michael Scott Jun 2008

Slides: Threats To Biological Diversity: Global, Continental, Local, J. Michael Scott

Shifting Baselines and New Meridians: Water, Resources, Landscapes, and the Transformation of the American West (Summer Conference, June 4-6)

Presenter: J. Michael Scott, U.S. Geological Survey, Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Idaho

38 slides


Oil. Changing Geopolitics Of Oil In Asia & The Usa, Jay Hein, John Clark, Robert Ebel, Dong Hyung Cha, Richard Lotspeich Jul 2007

Oil. Changing Geopolitics Of Oil In Asia & The Usa, Jay Hein, John Clark, Robert Ebel, Dong Hyung Cha, Richard Lotspeich

New England Journal of Public Policy

One of the most important responsibilities the United States assumed following World War II was ensuring the stable flow of relatively inexpensive oil to the industrialized and industrializing countries of the world. A glance at a list of the top petroleum exporting countries shows that most of them are poor, have despotic governments, and experience frequent bouts of political instability and ideological extremism.


Trends. Some Security Lessons From Kyoto, Ibpp Editor Dec 1997

Trends. Some Security Lessons From Kyoto, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses how "the environment" is no longer a fringe Issue championed by starry-eyed dreamers and psychodynamic deviants, and perennial misfits who have little understanding of or orientation to reality. In fact, the relevance of "the environment" for policies of political security has become quite significant.


Big Horn River Litigation Experience: The Second Generation – Post Decree Administration, Gordon W. Fassett Jun 1991

Big Horn River Litigation Experience: The Second Generation – Post Decree Administration, Gordon W. Fassett

Innovation in Western Water Law and Management (Summer Conference, June 5-7)

5 pages.


Surface Water And Groundwater Conjunctive Use Management: Santa Clara County, California, Jeanette L. Micko Jun 1991

Surface Water And Groundwater Conjunctive Use Management: Santa Clara County, California, Jeanette L. Micko

Innovation in Western Water Law and Management (Summer Conference, June 5-7)

47 pages (includes illustrations and maps).