Bering Strait

Photo: European Space Agency The Bering Strait is a sea passage that separates Russia and Alaska. It is usually covered with sea ice at this time of year – but as this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission on March 7 2019 shows, it is virtually ice-free. The Bering Strait is a narrow passage …

Water

Photo: UNDP in Europe and Central Asia, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Water = a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms. Celebrations February 2 World Wetlands Day World Wetlands Day March 22 World Water Day World Water Day June …

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Photo: Henrik Johansson, Great Ocean Road The United Nations has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework that will ensure ocean science can fully support countries in creating improved conditions for …

Las Vegas Water Tour

Photo One of the most interesting case studies in water use, management, recreation and conservation … presenting headlines and resources for those interested in learning about water in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. Las Vegas Water Tour Lake Mead National Recreation Area Hoover Dam Wetlands Park in Las Vegas Las Vegas’ Springs Preserve Tule Springs …

Marine World Heritage

Elsewhere on the Web The mission of the World Heritage Marine Programme – whc.unesco.org/en/marine-programme – is protect the crown jewels of the ocean. The group works toward conservation of existing and potential marine areas of Outstanding Universal Value. Key Links whc.unesco.org/en/marine-programme Facebook @Fdouvere 2019 Annual Report Download in PDF What is Marine World Heritage? Heritage …

Desalination

Buzzwords Desalination = Desalination is a process that takes away mineral components from saline water Recommended Listening Sydney’s ‘white elephant’ desalination plant to boost city’s water supply for the first time – Sydney’s $2.3 billion desalination plant has been turned on for the first time in six years, as the city’s dam levels fall below …

Xochimilco Gardens

Poster: Ron Mader, Xochimilco What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? Mexico City – Xochimilco is a case study in sustainable tourism in a fragile, vulnerable landscape, also a veritable World Heritage Site. On my list of top places in the …

Water Links

Photo Links related to water presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Worrisome nonstick chemicals are common in U.S. drinking water, federal study suggests – Science Magazine Planeta.com Water

Flood

Buzzwords Flood = overflow of an expanse of water that submerges land Recommended listening Floods – How freakish are the recent heavy rainfalls in eastern Australia that caused devastating flooding in Queensland and Victoria? Is the idea of a 100-year flood event still valid, given the warnings about climate change? Ian Lowe addresses these and …