All newly created PDFs on this website are accessible. To request an accommodation to access these PDFs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. News NYSWRI 2021 Annual Report Sep 28, 2022The New York State Water Resources Institute (NYSWRI) has published its 2021 Annual Report that showcases the institute's engagement in research, extension, and education across NYS. 2021 Staff Activity Log Sep 6, 2022 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs): A NYS Overview Apr 4, 2022Rassil Sayess and Brian G. Rahm, WRI (Original October 1st, 2020). A machine learning approach to identify barriers in stream networks demonstrates high prevalence of unmapped riverine dams Dec 13, 2021Buchanan et al., 2022. Journal of Enviornmental Management, 302(A), 113952. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113952 Responding to Risk from Floods and COVID-19: Beyond Partisanship, Through Experience Dec 1, 2021Nocua Tole et al. CaRDI Research & Policy Brief Series, Issue 95. October 2021. NYSWRI 2020 Annual Report May 19, 2021The New York State Water Resources Institute (NYSWRI) has published its 2020 Annual Report that showcases the institute's engagement in research, extension, and education across NYS. Ghost Dam Identification Apr 5, 2021Brian Rahm, WRI Mapping Flood Insurance Claims with Hydrologic and Social Demographic Predictors via Machine Learning: Re-evaluating Riverine Flood Insurance Rate Maps Oct 15, 2020Knighton, J. et al., 2020. Journal of Environmental Management, 272, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111051 Building Community Consensus for Flood Risk Adaptation Jun 1, 2020Marcell, K., and B. Brooks. CaRDI Research & Policy Brief Series, Issue 90. June 2020. Rapid Remote Assessment of Culvert Flooding Risk Feb 18, 2020Truhlar, A.M., et al., J. Sustainable Water Built Environ., 2020, 6(2): 06020001 Governing U.S. Flood Risk under Climate Change: Examining an emerging flood-risk network in New York State’s Hudson Valley region Mar 25, 2019Clifton Staples, NYS Water Resources Institute The Mystery and Value of Place Names: Can History Help Us Get to the Bottom of Sturgeon Pool? Mar 18, 2019Tess Webb & Andrew Meyer, Fisheries Magazine. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsh.10259 Perceptions of Risk and Behavior: Climate Change & Weather-Related Relocation Nov 1, 2018Fenton, E., Blakely-Armitage, R., and D. Kay. CaRDI Research & Policy Brief Series, Issue 82. November. Methane and nitrous oxide cycling microbes in soils above septic leach fields: abundances with depth and correlations with net surface emissions Nov 1, 2018Fernandez-Baca, C.P., Et. Al., Science of the Total Environment, Volume 640-641 A decade of Marcellus Shale: Impacts to people, policy, and culture from 2008 to 2018 in the Greater Mid-Atlantic region of the United States Sep 4, 2018Jacquet, J.B., et. al., The Extractive Industries and Society (2018) Turning Vacant Lots into Green Infrastructure: Application of A Multi-objective Optimization Tool in the City of Buffalo Jun 18, 2018Zhenduo Zhu, University at Buffalo. Two papers were published from this effort: 1. A new tool for automatic calibration of the Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) 2. Modeling the transport of titanium dioxide nanomaterials from combined sewer overflows in an urban river Is bigger better? Driving factors of POTW performance in New York May 15, 2018Rahm, B.G.; Morse, N.; Bowen, M.; Choi, J.; Mehta, D.; Vedachalam, S. Water Research. 2018, 135, 134-143 The Light at the End of the Culvert May 1, 2018M. Lung, A. Meyer, R. Marjerison & B.G. Rahm (2017) Talk of the Towns, Association of Towns of the State of New York. Vol. 31, May/June. Using multivariate analysis and USGS stream gage data to improve source tracking of micropollutants in the Hudson River Estuary Apr 1, 2017Damian Helbling, Cornell University. For a publication based on this work, read here. Nitrate Dynamics in Two Streams Impacted by Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge: Point Sources or Sinks? Jun 1, 2016Brian G. Rahm, Nicole B. Hill, Stephen B. Shaw & Susan J. Riha, Journal of the American Water Resources Association Volume 52, Issue 3, pages 592–604, June 2016 A meta-analysis of public compliance to boil water advisories Feb 12, 2016Sridhar Vedachalam*, Kyra T. Spotte-Smith, Susan J. Riha, Water Research 94 (2016) 136-145 Hydrologic conditions drive denitrification and greenhouse gas emissions in stormwater detention basins Oct 23, 2015McPhillips, L. and M.T. Walter, Ecological Engineering, 85 (2015) 67-75 Public–Private Partnerships and Contract Choice in India’s Water and Wastewater Sectors Aug 4, 2015Vedachalam. S., Geddes, R.R., Riha, S.J. 2016. Public Works Management & Policy, 21(1):71-96. Septic Systems, New York State (2011): A Geospatial Database Jun 22, 2015Vedachalam, S., Joo, T., Riha, S.J. 2015. Available at CUGIR: Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository. Water Without Borders: The Importance of Regional and Intermunicipal Water Resource Planning Jun 12, 2015Rahm, B.G., Vedachalam, S. 2015. New York State Association of Counties: NYSAC News, Spring/Summer, 36(2):40-41. Media discourse on ageing water infrastructure May 13, 2015Vedachalam. S., Lewenstein, B.V., DeStefano, K.A., Polan, S.D., Riha, S.J. 2015. Urban Water Journal. DOI: 10.1080/1573062X.2015.1036087. [pre-print]. Reevaluating onsite wastewater systems: Expert recommendations and municipal decision-making Apr 24, 2015Vedachalam, S., Vanka, V.S., Riha, S.J. 2015. Water Policy, 17(6):1062-1078. The State of the Hudson 2015 Apr 16, 2015Stanne, Steve. Hudson River Estuary Program/NYSDEC, New Paltz, NY, and NYS Water Resources Institute/Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. 20 pages Growing green infrastructure: lessons from new research Apr 1, 2015Planning News, New York Planning Federation, Winter 2015, 12-13. Engaging researchers and stakeholders in improving New York’s water management Apr 1, 2015Vedachalam, S., Rahm, B.G., Tonitto, C., Riha, S.J. 2015. CaRDI Research & Policy Brief Series, Issue 65: April. Shale gas operator violations in the Marcellus and what they tell us about water resource risks Mar 10, 2015Rahm, B.G., Vedachalam, S., Bertoia, L., Mehta, D., Vanka, V.S., Riha, S.J. 2015. Energy Policy. 82:1-11. Who’s the cleanest of them all? Sanitation scores in Indian cities Jan 16, 2015Vedachalam, S., Riha, S.J. 2015. Environment and Urbanization, 27(1):117-136. Assessing drivers of dissolved methane patterns in central New York groundwater Jul 15, 2014McPhillips, L.E., Creamer, A.E., Rahm, B.G., Walter, M.T. J. Hydrol. Regional Studies. 2014, 1, 57-73 Evolving shale gas management: water resource risks, impacts, and lessons learned Mar 17, 2014Rahm, B.G., Riha, S.J. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, 2014, DOI: 10.1039/c4em00018h. Spatial analysis of boil water advisories issued during an extreme weather event in the Hudson River Watershed, USA Feb 25, 2014Vedachalam, S., John, M.E., Riha, S.J. 2014. Applied Geography, 48:112-121 Capital investment and privatization: Public opinion on issues related to water and wastewater infrastructure Feb 23, 2014Vedachalam, S.; Kay, D.L.; Riha, S.J. 2014. Public Works Management & Policy, 19(2):118-147 Using simple data experiments to explore the influence of non-temperature controls on maize yields in the mid-West and Great Plains Jan 30, 2014Shaw, S.B., Mehta, D., & Riha, S.J. 2014. Climatic Change, 122(4):747-755 Small is beautiful? State of the dams and management implications for the future Jan 15, 2014Vedachalam, S.; Riha, S.J. 2014. River Research and Applications, 30(9):1195-1205 Climate Summary: Town of Germantown Dec 1, 2013NYSDEC/NYSWRI. 2013. Report submitted to the Town of Germantown, NY Water Resource Summary: Town of Germantown Dec 1, 2013NYSDEC/NYSWRI. 2013. Report submitted to the Town of Germantown, NY Public opinion on water and wastewater infrastructure issues Oct 1, 2013Vedachalam, S.; Kay, D.L.; Riha, S.J. 2013. CaRDI Research & Policy Brief Series, Issue 56: October. Reprinted in 2013, Clear Waters, 43 (Winter): 53-55. A watershed-scale goals approach to assessing and funding wastewater infrastructure Jul 31, 2013Rahm, B.G.; Vedachalam, S.; Shen, J.; Woodbury, P.B.; Riha, S.J. 2013. Journal of Environmental Management, 129:124-133. Beyond the trees: Community as a riparian resotration outcome and resource Mar 20, 2013Armstrong, A.; Stedman, R.C.; Roessler, B.; Cuppett, C. 2013. Water Resources Impact, 15(2):6-8 Wastewater management and Marcellus Shale gas development: Trends, drivers, and planning implications Mar 15, 2013Rahm, B.G., Bates, J., Bertoia, L.R., Galford, A.E., Yoxtheimer, D.A., Riha, S.J. 2013. Journal of Environmental Management, 120:105-113. Comment on 'Energy and air emission implications of a decentralized wastewater system.' Mar 1, 2013Vedachalam, S.; Riha, S.J. 2013. Environmental Research Letters, 8(1):019001 Water Resource Summary: Town of Chatham Dec 1, 2012NYSDEC/NYSWRI. 2012. Town of Chatham. Report submitted to the Town of Chatham, NY Water’s journey through the shale gas drilling and production processes in the Mid-Atlantic region Nov 21, 2012Abdalla, C.; Drohan, J.; Rahm, B.G.; Jacquet, J.; Becker, J.; Collins, A.; Klaiber, A.; Poe, G.; Grantham, D. 2012. Penn State Cooperative Extension Environmental water and air quality issues associated with shale gas development in the Northeast. Nov 1, 2012Rahm, B.G., Riha, S.J.; Yoxtheimer, D.; Boyer, E.; Carder, D.; Davis, K.; Belmecheri, S. 2012. Marcellus Shale Multi-State Academic Research Conference Position Paper, 12p The ecological and environmental effects of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee Aug 15, 2012Stanne, S. 2012. New York State Conservationist, 67(1): 8-13 Out of the classroom, into the estuary Aug 8, 2012Bowser, C. 2012. New York State Conservationist, 67(1): 20-24 Water supply in Chennai: Desalination and missed opportunities Jun 9, 2012Vedachalam, S. 2012. Economic and Political Weekly, 47(23):16-19 Desalination in northeastern U.S.: Lessons from four case studies. May 15, 2012Vedachalam, S; Riha S.J. 2012. Desalination, 297:104-110 Barriers to Green Infrastructure in the Hudson Valley: An Electronic Survey of Implementers Apr 15, 2012Vail, E.; Meyer, A. 2012. Examining individual recession events instead of a data cloud: Using a modified interpretation of dQ/dt-Q streamflow recession in glaciated watersheds to better inform models of low flow Feb 25, 2012Shaw, S.B.; Riha, S.J. 2012. Journal of Hydrology, 434-435:46-54 Toward strategic management of shale gas development: Regional, collective impacts on water resources Jan 9, 2012Rahm, B.G.; Riha, S.J. 2012. Environmental Science and Policy, 17:12-23 Assessing Possible Changes in Flood Frequency Due to Climate Change in Mid-sized Watersheds in New York State, USA Jul 20, 2011Shaw, S.B; Riha, S.J. 2011. Hydrological Processes, 25(16):2542-2550 Protection of Surface Waters Associated with Shale Gas Drilling and Related Support Sites May 16, 2011Rahm, B.G.; Ford, L.; Ruskovets, B.; Meriwether, M.B.; Riha, S.J. 2011. NYWEA white paper. May 16. The relationship between extreme hourly precipitation and surface temperature in different hydroclimatic regions of the United States Apr 15, 2011Shaw, S.B.; Royem, A.A.; Riha, S.J. 2011. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 12(2):319-325 Assessing temperature-based PET equations under a changing climate in temperate, deciduous forests Jan 1, 2011Shaw, S.B.; Riha, S.J. 2011. Hydrological Processes, 25(9):1466-1478 Framework for assessing water resource impacts from shale gas drilling Dec 1, 2010Riha, S.J.; Rahm, B.G. 2010. NYWEA Clear Waters. 40(Winter):16-19 Framework for Assessing Water Resource Impacts from Shale Gas Drilling Dec 1, 2010Riha, S.J.; Rahm, B.G. 2010. Green Choices, website of Cornell University’s Department of City and Regional Planning, December Hudson Valley Water: Opportunities and Challenges. Discussion Brief #4 Nov 3, 2010Cuppett, S.; Urban-Mead, R. 2010. Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach, State University of New York at New Paltz The State of the Hudson Dec 1, 2009Stanne, S.P.; Roessler, E.A.; Marcell, K.A. 2009. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Albany, NY.