Archive for September, 2023

Jordan Plans Multi-Billion Dollar Aqaba to Amman Desalination Project Amid Water Crisis

Via The National News, an article on Jordan’s plans to build a multi-billion dollar Aqaba to Amman desalination project amid its water crisis: Along a long and dusty motorway, connecting Jordan‘s capital Amman with the south of the country, is a pipeline that provides much needed water to hundreds of thousands of people. The controversial $1.1 billion […]

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The U.S. Needs Minerals for Green Tech: Will Western Mines have Enough Water?

Via NPR’s OPB, a look at whether the U.S. has enough water for planned green tech mineral mines in the West: On a 107 degree morning in the mountains east of Phoenix, a miner in a hard hat plunges down the nearly 7,000-foot shaft of what may soon be the biggest underground copper mine in […]

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Is Groundwater Trading The Future of California Water?

Courtesy of Fresnoland, an article looking at how – with risks to small farmers – new groundwater markets could make almond, pistachios investments more secure through drought. What’s at stake: At a summit in Fresno, state water policy leaders imagined new ways to monetize water and the San Joaquin Valley’s climate transition. Farming groundwater credits […]

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The Parched Tiger: Water-Sharing Protests Disrupt India’s Tech Hub of Bengaluru

Via Reuters, a report on water-sharing protests which have disrupted India’s tech hub of Bengaluru: Police detained protesters on Tuesday in India’s tech hub of Bengaluru after one tried to commit suicide and another was injured while demonstrating against the sharing of water from a river that flows through two states, media and officials said. […]

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Colorado River Growers Say They’re Ready To Save Water

Via NPR’s KUNC, a report that Colorado River growers say they’re ready to save water, but need to build trust with states and feds: The Colorado River is in trouble, and farmers and ranchers are on the front lines of the crisis. A new report surveyed more than 1,020 irrigators across six of the seven states that […]

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Can India and Pakistan’s Historic Water Pact Endure?

Via F0reign Policy, an article on the Indus Waters Treaty – which was created to avoid conflict – but, to confront the climate crisis, it must evolve: Since 1960, a treaty brokered by the World Bank has prevented a water war between pugnacious neighbors India and Pakistan—even as the two countries have gone to war […]

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