Learning from An Ancient Civilization

In recent times, many  experts in the field have noted the implications of climate change on existing water sector infrastructure and the need for those in charge of such systems to make necessary changes, in terms of using advanced technology, as well as, being proactive to foresee what some of those changes will need to be, in order for persons depending on such systems to still have access to a reliable supply.

In a recent article by Laura Sanchez, Climate Change and System Complexity, published on 24th October, 2018, in the editor’s blog of the Water Efficiency magazine, she highlights how extreme weather changes and climate changes affected one ancient civilization and how modern systems may be at risk of history repeating itself.

You can also leave your comments after reading the article linked above.

How Not to End Up Like Cape Town

Janice Kaspersen, editor of the Stormwater Magazine highlights Cape Town’s impending water crisis and some projects that other cities in the Unites States are implementing in order to ensure that such a crisis does not overtake them in the article provided below. You can even comment on your own ideas to prevent such a crisis after reading the article.

 

How Not to End Up Like Cape Town

 

Groundwater Use Could Be Significant Source of Carbon Dioxide

Based on a recent study in the United States, groundwater use has been linked to the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, due to groundwater depletion. Read on for further details on this unique study presented in a recent press release by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) on 16th November, 2017.

Source: Groundwater Use Could Be Significant Source of Carbon Dioxide

NGWA Virtual Conference – “After the Drought”

This virtual conference titled “After the Drought”, carded for the September 6th, 2017, will  provide insight into mitigating efforts used across the United States in recent drought situation. Thus, participants will learn about measures that were used to manage both surface water and groundwater resources during the drought periods.

Clicking on the link will provide relevant pricing for members (who are offered discounted prices) and non-members.

Persons conducting research in this area are also invited to submit abstracts for video clips that would be used in the conference. You can find such guidelines here.

I do hope that some members of staff will be to register for this conference and take advantage of the information provided.

Climate Change’s Pulse Is in Central America and the Caribbean

This article  by J.E. Gonzalez et al. notes that  regions within Central America and the Caribbean are ideally located for tracking the effects of climate change and testing innovative ways to adapt to such changes which could serve as a template for other climate change studies.

Do enjoy!

Source: Climate Change’s Pulse Is in Central America and the Caribbean