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: HeadlinesLake Mead’s falling levels start talks of water rights, effects on southwest, possible solutionsLas Vegas turns on …

Water

Photo: UNDP, Blyde River Canyon Sunset (Some rights reserved) Water = a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms CelebrationsFebruary 2 World Wetlands Day March 22 World Water Day June 8 World Oceans Day Last Sunday in September is …

World Water Day

Photo: Wetlands Park (Las Vegas) (Some rights reserved) World Water Day – worldwaterday.org – is March 22 coordinated by UN-Water – unwater.org – in collaboration with governments and partners. Hashtags: #WorldWaterDay, #DiaMundialDelAgua The annual UN observance day highlights the importance of freshwater. World Water Day is celebrated around the world with a variety of events. …

Braided Rivers

Photo: Ron Mader, Aotearoa New Zealand (Some rights reserved) Braided Rivers = Network of river channels separated by small, and often temporary, islands called braid bars or, in British usage, aits or eyots Elsewhere on the WebRewilding Project – Stuff – The Rewilding Project: Aotearoa New Zealand’s internationally significant braided rivers have been systematically strangled, …

Las Vegas DIY Water Tour

Poster Frequently Updated Join us as we watch the virtual water conference December 13. One of the most interesting case studies in H20 conservation, recreation, and management, the Las Vegas DIY Water Tour, includes visits to the iconic Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Colorado River beaches, and less frequently visited places including the Old Fort, Wetlands …

World Oceans Day

Poster June 8 is World Oceans Day. Hashtags: #WorldOceansDay, #DíaMundialDeLosOcéanos, #SaveOurOcean Translating: World Oceans DaySpanish: Día Mundial de los OcéanosFrench: Journée mondiale des océansGerman: Weltmeertag About the DayWorld Oceans Day is celebrated every June 8. It has been celebrated unofficially since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and …

Turning the Tide: Water in the Desert

Photo: Ron Mader, Historic Fifth Street School Announcing the September panel discussions, part of Building Las Vegas an initiative launched by UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives. Panel discussions take place at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 South 4th Street in Downtown Las Vegas. These events are free and open to the public. RSVP to attend. Hashtag: #BuildingLasVegas On Thursday, …

Europe’s Sources of Water: A Natural Journey

Photo: UNDP, Canyon Sunset New presentation from #EuroEco17 Peep Tobreluts: Nature Education and Heritage Interpretation. The video was streamed live on Facebook. Tobreluts Safranbolu Watersorce from Peep Tobreluts Many thanks to Peep for sharing this presentation online and to the organizers of the European Ecotourism Conference for organizing the event. Elsewhere on the Web https://viljandiallikad.wordpress.com Social …