#H2Whoah - Big Drought Stories Worth Paying Attention To... (Part 1)

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(image via New York Times)

We live in a world that depends on a global marketplace... powered by oil and other fossil fuels. This is common knowledge. What isn't so commonly know, however, is the role that water plays in a global economy. This seemingly 'hidden' role is coming to light now as developed countries are forced to deal with the impacts of climate change. This special article showcases some of the leading water supply crisis stories in the developed world; from the state of California, to the Colorado River Basin, and the megalopolis city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. It also highlights the actions being taken to adapt to this ever changing world. Please share these stories far and wide!

The State of California

In case you haven't heard...

California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/05/us/california-drought-tests-history-of-endless-growth.html

In California, a Wet Era May Be Ending
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/science/californias-history-of-drought-repeats.html

California Megadrought Timeline

60 Minutes - California's Groundwater Crisis

Democracry Now! - After Warmest Winter, Drought-Stricken California Limits Water But Exempts Thirstiest Big Growers

 

The Colorado River Basin

The Other Big Drought Story You Need to Pay Attention To
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/2015/03/18/huge-drought-story/

Change the Course: Help Save the Colorado River
http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/change-the-course/

 

The Megalopolis City of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Lessons from São Paulo’s Water Shortage
http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/13/lessons-from-sao-paulos-water-shortage/

Global

Water Crisis Coming in 15 Years Unless the World Acts
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/water-crisis-coming-in-15-years-unless-the-world-acts-now-un-urges/article23551722/

 

Solutions

Submitted by Rene Michalak

See Part 2, "#H2Whoah - Arizona Rainwater Harvesting Tour" here - http://www.rdrwa.ca/node/169

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