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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Canadian snowmelt causes Washington flooding

Capital Press

An abnormally large mountain snowmelt in Canada is swelling rivers in Northcentral Washington and may flood shorelines along the Okanogan River from Oroville to Brewster all summer. Large mountain snowpack in British Columbia is putting tremendous pressure on Canadian water managers, said Al Josephy, of the state Department of Ecology’s water resources program.

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Ocean acidity increasing along coast, study finds

CBC News

The results of a study along the West Coast shows acidified ocean water is widespread along the shoreline and is having devastating impacts on coastal species. The three-year study of ocean currents was conducted by researchers from Oregon State University. Team member and marine ecologist Francis Chan said the results show ocean acidification is no longer confined to deep water, but "had made landfall and is lapping up right on the shores."

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