World Rivers Day

Photo: Fort Wayne Filtration Plant (Some rights reserved) World Rivers Day – worldriversday.com – is a global celebration of the world’s waterways, observed the fourth Sunday in September. World Rivers Day was established in 2005 to compliment the United Nations launch of its Water for Life Decade. World Rivers Day is a celebration of the …

Colorado River

Photo: Ron Mader, Near Nelson (Some rights reserved) Record lows for the Colorado River Also see: Colorado River (Texas) HeadlinesHow a 100-year-old miscalculation drained the Colorado River – VoxLeft Out to Dry: Wildlife Threatened by Colorado River Basin Water CrisisAs Colorado River Dries, the U.S. Teeters on the Brink of Larger Water CrisisThe Colorado River …

Las Vegas DIY Water Tour

Poster One of the most interesting case studies in H20 conservation, recreation, and management, is Las Vegas, city proper and surrounding valley. Planeta.com’s Las Vegas DIY Water Tour, includes a contemporary and historical view of the wet spots in the Southern Paiute land and Mojave Desert and the waterways of southern Nevada including Hoover Dam, …

Rhein = Rhine

Photo: Martin Fisch, Written in the sky (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the diminishing Rhine River Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/6BexqkYSSD3KisJa6 HeadlinesGerman summer heatwave causes River Rhine to dry upShippers prepare for worst as Rhine levels near critical low CitiesBasil, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Koblenz, Mainz, Rotterdam, Strasbourg, Wiesbaden CountriesAustria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Liechtenstein EuroVelo15eurovelo.com/ev15: Suitable for cyclists of …

Aquifer

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Aquifer = a body of permeable rock which can contain or transmit groundwater Translating: AquiferSpanish: AcuíferoGerman: Grundwasserleiter Embedded Tweets WikipediaAquifer Planeta

Ice Core

Photo: DRI Science, National Ice Core Facility (Some rights reserved) Ice core = Core sample removed from an ice sheet or glacier Quotes“I used to think that all you had to do was go out and get the facts,” says Lonnie Thompson, a scientist famous for the many ice core records he’s collected. But then …

Vegas Water Links

Photo: Ron Mader, I-11 and Lake Mead (Some rights reserved) What would insiders like others to know about water in Las Vegar? From estuaries to restrictions to weirs, here are relevant links presented in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesHow monsoons affect Lake Mead’s water levelThe Southwest is bone dry. Now, a key water source is …

Mexico City’s Cárcamo de Dolores

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Diego River’s El Agua Origen de la Vida (Used with permission) Mexico City – Chapultepec Park has several water-inspired sculptures, including a beautiful fountain of the Aztec rain god Tlaloc designed by Diego Rivera. The Cárcamo de Dolores was inaugurated in 1951 as a water distribution system. What remains are the murals …

August 1 is Marine Protected Areas Day in South Africa

Photo: Flow Communications, Kynsna (Some rights reserved) August 1 is Marine Protected Areas Day – marineprotectedareas.org.za/mpa-day – in South Africa. Hashtag: #MPADay Key [email protected] Backgroundmarineprotectedareas.org.za: A Marine Protected Area (MPA) is an area of coastline or ocean that is specially protected for the benefit of people and nature. MPAs help manage part of the marine …

Drought

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Drought = A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall Also see: Megadrought HeadlinesSouthwest megadrought: Last 2 decades were driest in 1,200 yearsStudy finds Western megadrought is the worst in 1,200 years – NPR‘We live in a desert. We have to act like it’: Las Vegas faces reality of drought – …