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Wildfires Linked to Groundwater Depletion
Depleted groundwater can cause drier conditions that lead to more severe wildfires. Researchers find that low water can dry ecosystems, leading to conditions that encourage fires to spread A connection between groundwater depletion and increasingly destructive and frequent forest fires — like the recent ones in the American West — might seem tenuous at first glance, but in fact such a connection has been observed not just in United States but also across the globe. Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems I...
The Caribbean’s Wastewater Problem
Sewage released untreated into environment threatens islands’ health and natural beauty For decades, wastewater management has been a growing problem for the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR), a problem that regional governments have long understood as a threat to the economy, the environment, and to public health. In the Caribbean, most wastewater from cities, industry, and agriculture pours directly into surface water or into the sea completely untreated, degrading residents’ quality of life, as well as...
Moving Away From Dams for Water Storage
With California facing more drought, it’s important to consider more efficient options like aquifer recharge California, with its huge water demand, deep and frequent droughts, and a willingness to pioneer, has often been at the forefront of water management. In California’s tradition of ambitious water projects, the bold Proposition 1 has set aside $2.7 billion for water storage projects to meet the challenges. In the period between 1923 and 1978, California built 800 dams. With such a history,...
California Prepares for a Drought-Prone Future Under Stringent Title 22 Water Reuse Standards
Fluence’s first MABR plant in mainland U.S. gives California new medium- and small-scale treatment options that comply with the state’s stringent standards for water reuse Water recycling, which sometimes is referred to by the unfortunate description “toilet-to-tap,” is becoming more and more important in a world facing increasing water scarcity. But the United States has been lagging much of the world in adopting this important water management strategy, particularly due to public...
The wreck of the MV Rena – culture, risk and resilience in IA
The wreck of the MV Rena and the subsequent resource consent processes, to enable the dumping and discharging of contaminants through abandoning the remnants of the wreck, created considerable division in the Bay of Plenty region, especially within iwi. Much of this conflict related to the nature of the effects, their monitoring and mitigation. The Rena case provides useful lessons for the impact assessment community. Background The basic facts of the wreck are as follows. On 11 October 2011 the 37,000 tonne MV...