Winter 2017 Resources and Publications

Competition for Water Resources: Experiences and Management Approaches in the U.S. and Europe 
Edited by: Ziolkowska, J. and J. Peterson 2016
Science Direct

The book addresses the escalation of global issues regarding water scarcity and the necessary, cost-effective strategies that must be put in place in order to deal with escalating water crisis. The book evaluates use and competition for water resources in the U.S. and Europe, emphasizing the problems and challenges of dealing with tradeoffs in water.

In addition, the book discusses water management strategies that can be used to optimize water use and allocation, mitigate water scarcity, and adapt to water scarcity. Supplementing the numerous case studies, the book includes lessons learned from applying specific strategies and approaches. This comprehensive overview and comparison of management practices across two continents is an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and educators in water.

Influence of fluid motion on growth and vertical distribution of cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa
Missaghi, S., M. Hondzo, Sun, C. and M. Chao Guala 2016

Cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa (M. aeruginosa) is one of the dominant algae in lakes surrounded by urban and agriculture-dominated landscapes. Microcystis blooms pose ecological, economical, and human health risk, and there is a need to identify the forcing factors that influence Microcystis growth and blooms.

Performance of denitrification beds for removing nitrate from drainage water at cold temperatures
E. Ghane, G.W. Feyereisen, C.J. Rosen and M.J. Sadowsky 
2016 10th International Drainage Symposium Conference, 6-9 September 2016, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Transport of soluble nitrogen and phosphorus to water bodies has been a concern 
for many years due to human health issues and is a major contributor to the formation of 
oxygen deficiency in aquatic ecosystems. Agricultural subsurface drainage is one pathway for transport of excess nutrients to surface water.

Facet-Dependent Oxidative Goethite Growth As a Function of Aqueous Solution Conditions
Strehlau, J.H., M.S. Stemig, R.L. Penn and W.A. Arnold
Environmental Science & Technology, 2016

Whether naturally occurring or engineered, iron oxide and oxyhydroxide (herein referred to as iron oxide) nanoparticles are of interest for their contributions to subsurface oxidation/reduction chemistry. Aqueous Fe(II) adsorbed on iron oxide nanoparticles in natural groundwaters or simulated systems has been shown to efficiently reduce oxidized contaminants.

Accessible reactive surface area and abiotic redox reactivity of iron oxyhydroxides in acidic brines
Strehlau, J.H., B.M. Toner, W.A. Arnold and R.L. Penn 
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2016

The reactivity of iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticles in low pH and high ionic strength 
solutions was quantified to assess abiotic contributions to oxidation-reduction chemistry in 
acidic brine environments, such as mine groundwater seepage, lakes in Western Australia ...

Interaction of gut microbiota with bile acid metabolism and its influence on disease states
C. Staley, A.R. Weingarden, A. Khoruts and M.J. Sadowsky  
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 2016

Abstract Primary bile acids serve important roles in cholesterol metabolism, lipid digestion, 
host-microbe interactions, and regulatory pathways in the human host. While most bile acids 
are reabsorbed and recycled via enterohepatic cycling,∼ 5% serve as substrates for ...

The Minnesota Public Drainage Manual was first published in 1991 and subsequently updated and republished in 2016 to provide guidance to drainage authorities as they administrate Chapter 103E drainage systems. The Manual has multiple audiences: drainage authorities, their engineers, attorneys and inspectors; landowner’s; regulatory agencies; and other interested parties. It is a guidance document and is not rule or law.