Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

Global perspective

Mich. research group's tool predicts world water trends

Circle of Blue

Circle of Blue

As the world’s weather becomes more erratic so too does predicting how much fresh water will be available for human use. ISciences, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based research group, has set out to remedy this problem with a novel approach to predicting changes in water availability up to nine months in advance everywhere on the planet. The goal is to help governments, agriculturalists, and water-hungry business recognize trends and better manage water resources.

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Minn., N. Dakota at a standoff over flood project

Star Tribune

A long-simmering fight between Minnesota and North Dakota has broken wide open now that Gov. Mark Dayton has drawn a line down the middle of the Red River by refusing to allow a massive flood diversion project to go forward on his side of the border. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers came out swinging, vowing to press ahead with the $2.1 billion project.

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Help Lake Erie and win money, Water Alliance says

Cleveland.com

The Cleveland Water Alliance calls it "AquaHacking 2017: United for Lake Erie," conjuring up images of illegal computer breaches, perhaps carried out offshore. But the event is actually a good, old-fashioned brainstorming session that will span three months and ideally improve the health and vitality of Lake Erie. Oh yeah, and you can win money.

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