Columbia River

Photo: Michael Matti, Weisendanger Falls in the Columbia River Gorge Wikipedia: The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.The river rises in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. It flows northwest and then south into the US state of Washington, then turns west to form most of …

Glaciers

Photo: Fox Glacier Glacier = a slowly moving river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow Wikipedia: Glacier = Persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries. Features Disappearing …

Irrigation

Photo: Australia Irrigation = the supply of water to land or crops to help growth Elsewhere on the Web PBS Rain Bird rainbird.com https://store.rainbird.com/lnk-gowifi.html Nevada Star Nursery Buzzwords Irrigation – Spaghetti Tubing – Sprinklers – Tubing – Valve – Water Planeta.com Water Water Links

UNESCO 2019 Water Conference

Photo: Water bottles Upcoming event Paris – UNESCO hosts the International Water Conference May 13-14. The event aims to advance sustainable water security and peace by leveraging intersectoral management of water resources. Hashtag: #WaterConference2019 Objectives of the conference: Bringing everyone around the table to discuss intersectoral approaches to the governance and management of water resources. …

Flood

Buzzwords Flood = overflow of an expanse of water that submerges land Also see: flooding Recommended listening Impacts of high-tide flooding on local economic activity – As sea level rises, economic impacts are being felt. A carpark in the tourist area of Annapolis floods more now at high tide. Visitor numbers are down. And turnover …

Bering Strait

Photo: European Space Agency The Bering Strait is a sea passage that separates Russia and Alaska. It is usually covered with sea ice at this time of year – but as this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission on March 7 2019 shows, it is virtually ice-free. The Bering Strait is a narrow passage …

Marine World Heritage

Elsewhere on the Web The mission of the World Heritage Marine Programme – whc.unesco.org/en/marine-programme – is protect the crown jewels of the ocean. The group works toward conservation of existing and potential marine areas of Outstanding Universal Value. Key Links whc.unesco.org/en/marine-programme Facebook @Fdouvere 2019 Annual Report Download in PDF What is Marine World Heritage? Heritage …

Desalination

Buzzwords Desalination = Desalination is a process that takes away mineral components from saline water Recommended Listening Sydney’s ‘white elephant’ desalination plant to boost city’s water supply for the first time – Sydney’s $2.3 billion desalination plant has been turned on for the first time in six years, as the city’s dam levels fall below …

Tsunami

Buzzwords Tsunami = a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water Quotes Because of images that onlookers filmed of the eerie approaching waves, scientists are now able to create detailed maps of where tsunamis will hit and how the water is likely to surge inland. …