Making Persons Aware About Watersheds

Most times while doing outreach programmes persons have no idea what a watershed is. Unless of course they have some prior knowledge they may assume that a watershed does not relate to their lives at all.

As highlighted in a recent article by Janice Kaspersen  in the editor’s blog for Erosion Control magazine, there are some ways in which persons can be made aware about their watershed such as road signs, stream markers and educational markers at recreational spots.

To read the article and leave your comments click on the following link Now Entering the Watershed.

El Salvador’s Looming Water Crisis

Recently news stories highlighted the plight of Cape Town and “Day Zero” with their taps expected to run dry in April 2018. Fortunately, due to reservoir levels rising consistently and adequate water restrictions in place that day is not expected for any time in 2018 or 2019.

Yet, one country which is currently experiencing issues with their water supply is El Salvador, namely in rural villages such as Cabanas, and the municipality of Nejapa, as well as, poor neighborhoods in the capital of San Salvador.

Thus, with contaminated surface water supply, depleted groundwater reserves and the effects of climate change many are expected to be affected by a lack of potable water.

To read more about El Salvador’s water issues and some of the actions that are expected to take place you can read the National Geographic article by Heather Gies by clicking on the following link Once lush, El Salvador is dangerously close to running dry