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Winter 2013/2014 Edition of the Knowledge Stream

This edition of the Knowledge Stream, Reclamation's Research Office newsletter, is the Year in Review, Research Awards, and Jam Issue. This issue highlights research projects that address a high priority issue or problem that Reclamation's Regional Directors and staff have identified. It also highlights research from fiscal year 2013 and explores fiscal year 2014 initiatives for our research areas: Water and Climate, Advanced Water Treatment, Renewable Energy, Invasive Mussels, Decision Support, Water Supply, Infrastructure, and Environmental Management.

Climate Change Literature Synthesis Third Edition is Now Available

The third edition of the Literature Synthesis on Climate Change Implications for Water and Environmental Resources from the Bureau of Reclamation is now available. This report supports long-term water resources planning with region-specific climate change information, summarizing recent literature on the current and projected effects of climate change on hydrology and water resources. This report contains information surveyed through 2012. It was assembled by Reclamation and was subjected to external review by staff from each of the five National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments centers located in the western United States. The funding was provided through Through this program, Reclamation works in partnership with entities to develop more cost-effective and efficient ways to desalinate water. See the News Release.

Water for the Future: Reclamation's Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility


To provide water for our communities, desalination can treat otherwise unusable sources of water, such as brackish water, seawater, and wastewater. At Reclamation's Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo, New Mexico, researchers are finding new technologies for treating water that cost less and are more environmentally friendly.



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