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Archive for October, 2021

Jordan and Israel Sign Countries’ ‘Largest Water Sale’ Deal

Via The Algemeiner, a report on a new water agreement between Jordan and Israel: Israel formally agreed Tuesday to double the amount of freshwater it provides to neighbor Jordan, one of the world’s most water-deficient countries. The agreement is proof that “we want good neighborly relations,” said Karine Elharrar, Israel’s infrastructure, energy and water resource […]

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World’s Looming Water Crisis

Via the World Meterological Organization, an article on the world’s looming water crisis: Water-related hazards like floods and droughts are increasing because of climate change. The number of people suffering water stress is expected to soar, exacerbated by population increase and dwindling availability. But management, monitoring, forecasting and early warnings are fragmented and inadequate, whilst global […]

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Central Asia’s Collapsing Water Tower

Via Cryopolitics, an article on Central Asia’s glaciers: Today’s ‘Fieldwork Friday’ photos come from Kyrgyzstan, where I ventured in 2018 during a trip along the ancient Silk Roads crisscrossing Central Asia. Over the course of a three-day trek, with my Kyrgyz guide (who spent his winters working in a reindeer meat processing plant in Yakutia, […]

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Years-Long Drought Pushes Brazil to the Brink

Via Circle of Blue, an article on the impact of Brazil’s worst drought in nearly a century is choking commerce, threatening ecosystems, and diminishing hydroelectric power generation: Parched conditions have gripped Brazil for nearly a decade. Now, as a historic drought stretches into its third year, the country’s economy, energy systems, and environment are tearing at […]

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A Market Solution To The Colorado River Crisis

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, an article on Walmart heirs efforts to promote their view that water markets are the best way to deal with a dwindling supply of Colorado River water: The first-ever official shortage on the Colorado River has intensified a debate over how to provide water for 40 million people across the Southwest and […]

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Migration: Soon To Be The Biggest Climate Challenge Of All

Via National Geographic, a look at how – as heat, drought and rising sea levels make regions uninhabitable – millions of people will need to find new homes: As diplomats and negotiators from around the world prepare to gather in Glasgow, Scotland, in November for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, governments and industries are getting […]

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