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Calling for comprehensive solutions to the water crisis in the West Bank, Tufts professor Annette Huber-Lee and Palestinian refugee Nidal al-Azraq presented work on improving Palestinian access to adequate safe water at an event hosted Thursday evening by the Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.
Though the Israeli-Palestinian Joint-Water Committee is responsible for water alloca ... read more >>
Climate change will impose significant costs on cities because of increased rainfall and other severe weather, Citigroup's Peter Orszag writes. He says cities are working to make themselves more weatherproof, such as a "climate-proof" plan in Rotterdam, Netherlands, that includes architecture meant to sustain flood surges, and Philadelphia's proposed stormwater incentives and fees. ... read more >>
Roswell placed third nationally in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation among cities with a population of 30,00-99,999.
Roswell residents took Mayor Jere Wood’s challenge to take shorter showers, fix leaky water pipes and only run full loads of dishes and laundry as part of the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation during April - the result was the highest ranking ... read more >>
Israel’s policies and practices in relation to water in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) amount to a system of “water-apartheid,” said a new study by the human rights group, al-Haq, published Tuesday.
The report, “Water For One People Only: Discriminatory Access and ‘Water-Apartheid’ in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” said that “the threshold for apartheid is met because the inhum ... read more >>
Water is the foundation of human society and will become even more critical as population growth, development, and climate change put pressure on already-shrinking water resources in the years ahead. But will this scarcity fuel conflict between countries with shared waters, as some have predicted, or will it create more impetus for cooperation? ... read more >>
Speaking at the Wilson Center, Adger explained that if policymakers don't think seriously about the cultural dimensions of climate change adaptation they risk implementing measures that significantly, and negatively, impact people's sense of community and identity. ... read more >>
That’s the conclusion from a new study in the journal Water Policy, whose authors compared the water supply histories of four cities — San Diego, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Adelaide, Australia. Among the lessons learned? Urban water conservation, recycling, and desalination aren’t silver bullets. In fact, the best solution may lie upstream with farmers — saving just 5-10 percent of agricultural ir ... read more >>
The Los Angeles River Revitalization Plan, completed in 2007 by the landscape design firm Mia Lehrer + Associates, calls for the removal of most of the concrete and natural habitat restoration around the river. But, as the Architect’s Newspaper‘s Sam Lubell reports, a delay in a feasibility study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has stalled this ambitious project, putting everyone’s dreams of ... read more >>
Interesting video about the green infrastructure project taking place in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Examples such as green roofs, pervious pavement, rain barrels and tree planting are shown. Some benefits of green infrastructure over grey infrastructure are also explained. ... read more >>
In drought-plagued New Mexico, water is gold.
And this week, Mora County in the northern part of the state took a firm stand to protect its precious liquid: it banned all oil and gas extraction from county lands. It is believed to be the first county in the nation to take such action.
Big oil companies, notably Shell, had reportedly already leased more than 100,000 acres of land in Mora ... read more >>