Drought Conditions and Possible Solutions

For many of you that have been following the news, you may have heard about the use of “shade balls” in the Los Angeles Reservoir in a water saving effort.

If not you can read an article by AccuWeather on the initiative at the following link Shade Balls in Los Angeles Reservoir to Save 300 Million Gallons of Water Annually.

With many other countries experiencing drought conditions many have contemplated adopting such an initiative which is expected to save water, as well as, protect the quality of the water and slow algae growth.

Yet, not everyone are sold on the idea with some even seeing future detrimental impacts as noted in an article by Janice Kaspersen in  a post uploaded on the Stormwater Weekly cleverly titled “A Shady Plan to Save Scarce Water”.

Persons wishing to view this post, which may help them being better informed in making their plans for saving water, can view it at the following link A Shady Plan To Save Scarce Water.

Have you been aware of this initiative? What are your thoughts on the idea? Do you think this idea would work for your country?

Books Recently Circulated

Just an update to provide persons with details of what staff members have been reading of late. Please see the listing below:

  1. Groundwater Annual Data Report 2003-2006
  2. Annual Data Report 2007-2008
  3. National Report on Integrating the Management of Watersheds and Coastal Areas in Trinidad and Tobago – March 2001
  4. Guidelines for Preparation of Integrated Watershed Management Plans with Special Reference to Northern Range Trinidad
  5. Water Resources Management Strategy for Trinidad and Tobago – Final Report – Annex 7 – Watershed Management
  6. Surface Water Report 1978 & 1979
  7. Surface Water Report 1994
  8. Training Manual for Water Use Efficiency in the Agriculture Sector – October 2011 (GWP-C)