Archive for November, 2023

Here’s How the World Looks When We Use Up All of Our Water

Courtesy of The New York Times, an article on the Aral Sea whose demise holds sobering lessons for our water scarce future: Walking toward the shrinking remnants of what used to be the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan was like entering hell. All around was a desert devoid of life, aside from scrubby saxaul trees. Dust […]

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Coastal Namibia Faces 24,500 Megalitres Annual Water Deficit

Via Namibia Business Express, a report on Namibia’s water stress: Nafasi Water, Manager for New Business, Brendan Petschel has said that Namibia’s coastal regions which hold the key to future prosperity of Namibia is expected to require 36,500 Ml p.a. (megalitres per annum) of water by 2030 for public and private use. This provides an […]

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Can Farmers Save the Great Salt Lake?

Via Reasons To Be Cheerful, a look at how farmers are doing their part by choosing to do more with less to help solve Utah’s water crisis: The Bear River flows out of Wyoming’s Uinta Mountains, winding 350 miles through sagebrush meadows and agricultural fields in Idaho and Utah before it fans out into wetlands […]

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As U.S. Groundwater Dwindles, Powerful Players Block Change

Courtesy of The New York Times, a look at some of the people fighting efforts to conserve a vital resource that’s disappearing across the United States: From a small brick building in Garden City, Kan., 13 men manage the use of groundwater across five million acres in the southwest corner of the state, some of […]

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Peru: Lost More Than Half Its Water Reserves As Glaciers Rapidly Melt

Via CNN, a report on Peru’s growing water crisis: Peru has lost 56% of its tropical glaciers in the last six decades due to climate change, according to a new government inventory released on Wednesday. Peru holds 68% of the world’s tropical glaciers and warming temperatures have led to melting and the creation of new mountain lagoons that risk […]

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Water Rights and Global Conflict in 2023

Via The Business Year, a look at water rights and global conflict in 2023: We once again find ourselves in troubled times as the year 2023 is coming to a close. The war in Ukraine has been raging for over 600 days, without any prospects for peace on the horizon. Meanwhile, the latest resurfacing of […]

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