Flood

Buzzwords Flood = overflow of an expanse of water that submerges land Recommended listening Impacts of high-tide flooding on local economic activity – As sea level rises, economic impacts are being felt. A carpark in the tourist area of Annapolis floods more now at high tide. Visitor numbers are down. And turnover is drifting lower. …

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 …

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 …

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 Wikipedia Tonic_water Planeta.com Water

Rivers Links

Photo Links related to rivers presented in somewhat random fashion: Australia Australian Rivers Institute Translating: River Maori: Awa USA https://www.americanrivers.org/ England/Wales http://www.gaugemap.co.uk Elsewhere on the Web https://restorerivers.eu – https://restorerivers.eu/wiki/index.php – @The_RRC http://riversymposium.com – @riversymposium https://eos.org/research-spotlights/the-mathematics-of-braided-rivers Twitter @oneriverworld @The_RRC @theriverstrust @riversymposium @RiverLifeUMN Recommended Listening 2014 Rutherford Lectures: Rivers – Dame Anne Salmond explores the radical nature …

Columbia River

Photo: Michael Matti, Weisendanger Falls in the Columbia River Gorge Wikipedia: The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.The river rises in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. It flows northwest and then south into the US state of Washington, then turns west to form most of …