Archive for November, 2009

City’s Water Problems Test Great Lakes Agreement

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a report on the Michigan city of Wukesha’s efforts to solve its water problems by purchasing access to Lake Michigan.  As the article notes: After studying its water woes for years, this former spa city of 68,000 has decided its best bet is to tap into Lake Michigan, 20 […]

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California: Did Water Politics Avert Water Wars?

Courtesy of Mother Jones, a summary look at the California’s recent state legislation related to water.  As the article notes: “…Last week, California lawmakers approved several bills that could overhaul the state’s troubled water system for the first time in 60 years. Farm interests and some environmental groups hailed the measures, fueling hopes that a […]

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Chinese Dam(n) Interest In The Tibetan Plateau

Via Tibetan Plateau, two posts detailing the status of Chinese hydropower projects on the eastern fringes of the Tibetan Plateau. As rivers on “mainland China” are dammed and diverted beyond recognition, Chinese dam builders and hydro-engineers are looking towards the Tibetan Plateau for more business. Owing to this trend, more and more dams are being […]

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Remote Sensing Confirms China Building Dam On Indian Territory

Via India, a report that India has found China encroaching on its Himalayan territory as part of a water / dam project.  As the article notes: “…The National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) confirmed on Tuesday that construction was on at the Zangmu site on the Chinese side of the Brahmaputra river, prompting the government […]

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Water Tension In Increasingly Parched Middle East

Courtesy of The Israeli National News, a very strong opinion article on the possibility of water tensions erupting into conflict in the increasingly parched Middle East.  As the report notes: “…Israel will go to war against Lebanon and Egypt to solve its water crisis, a Jordanian political science professor has charged. Dr. Ghazi Al-Rababah told […]

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UN: Concern Over Potential Water Wars

Via Terra Daily, a report that the UN is increasingly worried about potential water conflicts.  As the article notes: “…U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said the Middle East is “in a challenging situation” and would need stability to achieve development, emphasizing the need to fight climate change to help avoid the next major conflict in […]

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