It’s Time to Stop Being the Effect of Drought and Start Being At Cause
Atmospheric Rivers drench parched landscapes with rain and snow. Historic drought causes ranchers to sell their cattle and farmers to let their fields lie fallow. Towns halt expansion due to lack of water. The history of water management is more a story of being at the effect of Mother Nature rather than being at “Cause”…Read More
Now the Drought Is Threatening Hydropower
Could it get any worse? That’s what residents and administrators in seven U.S. states must be asking themselves. The mighty Colorado River flows through these states, not only providing precious water, but also hydroelectric power. In the Western US, that fuel source accounts for 16% of total power generation and 53% of the renewable energy…Read More
“Whiskey is for Drinkin’, Water is For Fightin’ Over” – Arizona City Cuts Off Water to Community Amidst Drought
“Whiskey is for drinkin’, water is for fightin’ over.” This phrase has been linked to the famous American writer, Samuel Clemens, known as Mark Twain, from the late 1800s. Whether or not Clemens wrote or spoke those words, they are as true today as they were 150 years ago. The City of Scottsdale, adjacent to…Read More
Will the Rains in California End the Drought?
The massive rains sweeping across the West Coast of the US recently have given hope to millions of people dependent upon the life-giving waters. Although floods and mudslides are a great danger, the amount of rain and snow has broken all records in the Golden State. Will it be enough to end the drought? Unfortunately,…Read More
2022 – Nothing Special, Just Helping to Save the Planet From Drought
Check Out Our Top 5 Blogs From 2022 We’ve been busy in 2022, enhancing our unique technology to locate fresh groundwater, especially in arid regions and drought-plagued areas. There is a vast source of water, estimated to be 6,000 years of global supply (US National Groundwater Association) that is now available economically and quickly through…Read More
There Is Hope to Solve the Worldwide Drought Scourge
All too often the reports coming in from across the planet are the doom and gloom of a drought-related problem affecting millions of people with no hope in sight. Just last week, the largest water supplier in the U.S. declared a drought emergency for Southern California that could impact 19 million people CBS news report.…Read More
2023 Forecast – Drought Relief or More of the Same?
As many parts of the world struggle with persistent drought, the big question as we head into 2023 is, will we get some relief, or are we facing more of the same? The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) predicts that the La Niña climatic phenomenon, which causes rainfall in certain regions and drought in others, has…Read More
Let’s Talk About the Elephant in the Room – Is the World Going to Run Out of Food in 2023?
The following blog was written by Darryl Bothe, Managing Director of AquaterreX Australia. Is the world going to run out of food in 2023? It’s a big question and if one is to believe the “doomsdayers”, the simple answer is yes. If one listens to politicians around the world, the answer is … well, let’s…Read More
Data Centers and Chip Makers that Control the Internet Are Facing a Water Crisis
There are approximately 1,800 data centers in the US that house the computers that feed the Internet and power business computing across the nation. This is a linchpin of the economy. A little-known fact is that these data centers generate huge amounts of heat due to the massive amounts of power consumed. Thus, water becomes…Read More
Has Deep Seated Water from the Tonga Volcanic Eruption Caused Australia’s Flooding?
In January of this year, a volcano erupted in Tonga in the Pacific Ocean with a force as powerful as the eruption of Krakatoa in 1886. It also set the altitude record for producing a plume of smoke that reached 35 miles (58 kilometers) into the stratosphere. However, that plume of “smoke” was comprised mostly…Read More