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2021 Staff Activity Log

SEP 6, 2022

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs): A NYS Overview

APR 4, 2022

Rassil 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, 2021

Buchanan 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, 2021

Nocua Tole et al. CaRDI Research & Policy Brief Series, Issue 95. October 2021.

Mapping Flood Insurance Claims with Hydrologic and Social Demographic Predictors via Machine Learning: Re-evaluating Riverine Flood Insurance Rate Maps

OCT 15, 2020

Knighton, 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, 2020

Marcell, K., and B. Brooks. CaRDI Research & Policy Brief Series, Issue 90. June 2020.

Rapid Remote Assessment of Culvert Flooding Risk

FEB 18, 2020

Truhlar, A.M., et al., J. Sustainable Water Built Environ., 2020, 6(2): 06020001

Methane and nitrous oxide cycling microbes in soils above septic leach fields: abundances with depth and correlations with net surface emissions

NOV 1, 2018

Fernandez-Baca, C.P., Et. Al., Science of the Total Environment, Volume 640-641

Perceptions of Risk and Behavior: Climate Change & Weather-Related Relocation

NOV 1, 2018

Fenton, E., Blakely-Armitage, R., and D. Kay. CaRDI Research & Policy Brief Series, Issue 82. November. 

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, 2018

Jacquet, 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, 2018

Zhenduo 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, 2018

Rahm, 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, 2018

M. 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, 2017

deh262 [at] cornell.edu (Damian 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, 2016

Brian 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, 2016

Sridhar 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, 2015

McPhillips, 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, 2015

Vedachalam. 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, 2015

Vedachalam, 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, 2015

Rahm, 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, 2015

Vedachalam. 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, 2015

Vedachalam, S., Vanka, V.S., Riha, S.J. 2015. Water Policy, 17(6):1062-1078.

The State of the Hudson 2015

APR 16, 2015

Stanne, Steve. Hudson River Estuary Program/NYSDEC, New Paltz, NY, and NYS Water Resources Institute/Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. 20 pages

Engaging researchers and stakeholders in improving New York’s water management

APR 1, 2015

Vedachalam, S., Rahm, B.G., Tonitto, C., Riha, S.J. 2015. CaRDI Research & Policy Brief Series, Issue 65: April.

Growing green infrastructure: lessons from new research

APR 1, 2015

Planning News, New York Planning Federation, Winter 2015, 12-13.

Shale gas operator violations in the Marcellus and what they tell us about water resource risks

MAR 10, 2015

Rahm, 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, 2015

Vedachalam, 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, 2014

McPhillips, 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, 2014

Rahm, 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, 2014

Vedachalam, 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, 2014

Vedachalam, 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, 2014

Shaw, 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, 2014

Vedachalam, S.; Riha, S.J. 2014. River Research and Applications, 30(9):1195-1205

Climate Summary: Town of Germantown

DEC 1, 2013

NYSDEC/NYSWRI. 2013. Report submitted to the Town of Germantown, NY

Water Resource Summary: Town of Germantown

DEC 1, 2013

NYSDEC/NYSWRI. 2013. Report submitted to the Town of Germantown, NY

Public opinion on water and wastewater infrastructure issues

OCT 1, 2013

Vedachalam, 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, 2013

Rahm, 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, 2013

Armstrong, 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, 2013

Rahm, 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, 2013

Vedachalam, S.; Riha, S.J. 2013. Environmental Research Letters, 8(1):019001

Water Resource Summary: Town of Chatham

DEC 1, 2012

NYSDEC/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, 2012

Abdalla, 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, 2012

Rahm, 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, 2012

Stanne, S. 2012. New York State Conservationist, 67(1): 8-13

Out of the classroom, into the estuary

AUG 8, 2012

Bowser, C. 2012. New York State Conservationist, 67(1): 20-24

Water supply in Chennai: Desalination and missed opportunities

JUN 9, 2012

Vedachalam, S. 2012. Economic and Political Weekly, 47(23):16-19

Desalination in northeastern U.S.: Lessons from four case studies.

MAY 15, 2012

Vedachalam, S; Riha S.J. 2012. Desalination, 297:104-110

Barriers to Green Infrastructure in the Hudson Valley: An Electronic Survey of Implementers

APR 15, 2012

Vail, 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, 2012

Shaw, 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, 2012

Rahm, 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, 2011

Shaw, 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, 2011

Rahm, 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, 2011

Shaw, 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, 2011

Shaw, S.B.; Riha, S.J. 2011. Hydrological Processes, 25(9):1466-1478

Framework for assessing water resource impacts from shale gas drilling

DEC 1, 2010

Riha, 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, 2010

Riha, 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, 2010

Cuppett, 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, 2009

Stanne, S.P.; Roessler, E.A.; Marcell, K.A. 2009. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Albany, NY.