The global water challenge
There is a Solution to the Current Global Drought
The global drought crisis is impacting the world’s largest economies, as reported in the Wall Street Journal and many other publications last week. With the US, China, and Europe facing historic drought it means nearly everyone on the planet will be affected. And that impact is just getting started as crops wither and livestock is…Read More
Drought Goes Global in 2022, and the Implications are Ominous
When the Wall Street Journal, perhaps the world’s premier financial publication, put this headline on the front page yesterday, you know there is a big problem. “Droughts Take Widening Toll on World’s Largest Economies” WSJ article. The headline tells a dismal story. If the world’s largest economies (US, China, Europe) are suffering, then the rest…Read More
Disease, Malnutrition, War, Famine — The Cost of Drought
In the media and news industry there is an old adage, “If it bleeds, it leads.” That means the stories that will get the most interest and attention from the public will be headlines about murder, mayhem, war and disaster. Unfortunately, this is true. Alas, when it comes to drought, the headlines will read like…Read More
We Can Avoid “Death by a Thousand Cuts”
Drought Forces First-Ever Colorado River Water Cutback to Southwest States Move likely to hit farmers hardest, reducing access to region’s economic lifeblood amid protracted drought That’s the headline from an article by Jim Carlton of The Wall Street Journal this week. It comes on the heels of restrictions of water in California (see August 5th…Read More
It Is Time To Supplement Our Sources of Water
California State Water Resources Control Board Votes To End Water Diversions For Over 5,700 Farmers This headline from the California Globe reveals the downstream (pun intended) effects of drought and poor water management. “The California State Water Resources Control Board unanimously voted 5-0 on Tuesday to stop water diversions for thousands of Californians in the…Read More
Is Restricting Water Usage the Answer to Drought?
Following the driest first three months of a year in recorded history, last week California Governor Gavin Newsom signed another Executive Order calling on local water suppliers to move to Level 2 Water Shortage Contingency Plans CA Executive Order. This is preparation for a shortage of up to 20%. This comes on top of last…Read More
Scientists Describe Megadrought in Southwest U.S.
About the “megadrought” From the Arizona Republic newspaper June 7, 2021: “By mid-June, Lake Mead is set to decline to its lowest levels on record. Hoover Dam will soon hold the smallest amount of water since it was filled in the 1930s triggering the largest water cuts to date next year for Arizona, Nevada and…Read More