Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Water challenges

New paper focuses on equitable water management

An Equitable Water Future: A National Briefing Paper. U.S. WATER ALLIANCE

U.S. Water Alliance

U.S. Water Alliance

The U.S. Water Alliance released the most comprehensive briefing paper to date on the connections between water management and vulnerable communities living in America. Water challenges are often considered in the context of failing infrastructure or environmental pollution. An Equitable Water Future offers a robust analysis of the often-overlooked human dimension of water management, with a focus on how water can expand opportunity for the nation's most vulnerable people.

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Fight for Lake Okeechobee reservoir not over

TCPalm, Miami Herald & Okeechobee News

Getting a reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges through the Florida Legislature was a major undertaking, but it's only step one before the project becomes a reality, state Senate President Joe Negron acknowledged Monday. Surviving the governor's veto pen was never in doubt, but outside pressures, such as drought and pleas for more water, add to an already long list of tasks. But first, the South Florida Water Management District has to meet several deadlines and Congress needs to act.

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La. town is relocating thanks to climate change

Quartz & Times-Picayune

The sinking plight of two towns on opposite sides of the U.S. — Alaska and Louisiana — underscore the awful choice that is going to come to many who live in coastal areas that are at risk of being inundated as the sea level continues to rise: Move or perish. But then they heard of an unusual, first-of-its-kind competition held by the Obama administration, which offered the chance for relocation.

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