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Archive for August, 2022

Europe Battles Water Shortages As Severe Drought Sweeps The Continent

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on the severe drought impacting Europe: In Obwalden, high in the Swiss Alps, the army has been drafted in to save the cows. With mountain streams in the Alpine country drying up, military helicopters were dispatched last week to transport huge containers of water up to the pastures […]

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Afghan Water Reaches Iran

Via The Frontier Post, an article on large volumes of water sent from Afghanistan to Iran: Iranian officials stated that large volumes of Helmand river water released by Afghanistan gushed through the Kamal Khan Dam, and flowed into Iran in the country’s Chah-Nimeh water wells in the Sistan region. Hassan Kazemi Qomi, the Islamic Republic […]

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Dutch Declare Shortage In ‘Land of Water’

Via Terra Daily, an article on The Netherlands’ water crisis: The Netherlands declared an official water shortage on Wednesday as the low-lying “land of water” was hit by Europe’s sweltering summer. The Dutch government said it was eyeing further measures to conserve water amid a drought, and authorities have already imposed limits on farming and […]

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The Colorado River Crisis

Via The New York Times, commentary on the crisis facing the Colorado River: It’s past time to get real about the Southwest’s hardest-working river. About 40 million people rely on the Colorado River as it flows from Wyoming to Mexico. But overuse and climate change have contributed to its reservoirs drying up at such a […]

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US Southwest: Water Wars Come To The Suburbs

Via the New Yorker, a look at how a community near Scottsdale, Arizona, is running out of water and, amid the finger-pointing, the real question is: how many developments will be next: The best gossip you’re likely to hear in Rio Verde Foothills, Arizona, is about water. Last month, when a few residents stopped by […]

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Mexican Drought In Nuevo Leon: A Matter of ‘National Security’

Via Reuters, an article on how Mexico has declared the drought in northern state of Nuevo Leon a matter of ‘national security’: Mexico declared the water shortage in the northern state of Nuevo Leon a matter of “national security” on Friday as the region, home to Mexico’s industrial capital, has been crippled by a worsening drought […]

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