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Florida takes issue with plan to keep more water in Georgia

Posted By kavehm in Planning and Management

Florida told the federal government Wednesday it "strongly opposes" a proposal to store more water in Georgia while limiting flows into Apalachicola Bay, saying to do so would harm oysters and federally protected sturgeon and mussels. In a letter, Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Sole said there is no legitimate or legal reason to keep more water in Lake Lanier, http://www.ajc.com -

WaterWired: 'The Economist' Looks At Water Wars: What, No Ground Water?

Posted By Josue in Planning and Management

The current (3 May 2008) issue of The Economist contains a piece on 'Streams of blood, or streams of peace', about the potential for nations going to war over water. It's a good article, examining a number of river basins around the world with the potential for conflict. http://aquadoc.typepad.com -

Canada's conern: America wants our water

Posted By misspersian in Miscellaneous

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says Canadians should be seriously concerned about Americans who want to steal Canada's water.

Kennedy is in Peterborough, Ont., today to deliver a speech at a Great Lakes conference, and in an interview with The Canadian Press, he warned Canadians that their water is at risk.

He says the United States is just beginning to experience a severe water http://www.edmontonsun.com -

Water Wars

Posted By kevinthemann in Planning and Management

The Economist discusses the dynamics behind them. Cheap arms make it easier to kill over water, global warming is making water more scarce, and population growth is increasing demand. Does that mean wars are more likely? Not necessarily http://www.env-econ.net -

Legislator claims tri-state water plan rewards Georgia at Florida's detriment

Posted By goopsgoops in Planning and Management

A Florida congressman isn't happy with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's views on a tri-state plan for water sharing between Florida, Georgia, and Alabama along the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) system, arguing the plan rewards Georgia for "failing to plan for their water needs." In its review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined the water plan will allow for flows as low as http://atlanta.bizjournals.com -

Coming Soon, War for Water!

Posted By goopsgoops in Planning and Management

After global warming, what is the biggest problem the globe is facing now? It is water. If you want to know the seriousness of the situation just take the case of India's Cherrapunjee.

Cherrapunjee once boasted of being the ‘wettest place on earth'. Now also it gets around 40 feet of rain a year. However, Indian government is now seeking Israeli water management experts' help to manage and ret http://www.resourceinvestor.com -