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.
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.
The latest issue of the EOS Earth & Space Science News magazine published by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) is now available for perusal.
This issue presents information on topics such as climate change forecasting, modeling Beijing’s water crisis, changing rainfall patterns, Alaskan earthquakes, warmer Arctic temperatures, coastal zone change, geophysical maps and more relevant American Geophysical Union (AGU) news.
Persons wishing to view this issue can email me or check me at my desk.