World Water Week

Poster Hosted and organized by SIWI, World Water Week is the leading annual global event for concretely addressing the planet’s water issues and related concerns of international development. World Water Week 2019 will take place August 25-30, with the theme “Water for society – including all”. Hashtag: #WWWeek Key Links http://www.worldwaterweek.org https://www.siwi.org/what-we-do/worldwaterweek @siwi_water https://twitter.com/hashtag/WWWeek Background …

Colorado River

Buzzwords Wikipedia: The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande). The 1,450-mile-long (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains in the U.S., the …

Gulf of Mexico

Photo: Camelia TWU, Wanter, sand, and sky The Gulf of Mexico (Spanish: Golfo de México) is an ocean basin and a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, largely surrounded by the North American continent. The U.S. states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida border the Gulf on the north, which are often referred to …

Platte River

Photo: Ken Lund, Bridge Crossing “The name ‘Platte’ is French for flat and was given by Canadian hunters because the stream for much of its length is broad, shallow, and flat but still below the wide level valley. It is pre-eminently the flat river” (US-T121). Wikipedia: The Platte River is a major river in the …

Rivers Links

Photo Links related to rivers presented in somewhat random fashion: Events International Conference on the Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers, August 3-7, 2020, Moscow Australia Australian Rivers Institute Translating: River Maori: Awa USA https://www.americanrivers.org/ The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act provides three levels of river classification: wild, scenic, and recreational. Wild rivers …

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 …

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 …

Glaciers

Photo: Fox Glacier Glacier = a slowly moving river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow Wikipedia: Glacier = Persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries. Features Disappearing …

Irrigation

Photo: Australia Irrigation = the supply of water to land or crops to help growth Elsewhere on the Web https://www.pbs.org/video/smart-irrigation-jimmy-diresta-ask-toh-nvleyx https://www.rainbird.com Star Nursery Buzzwords Irrigation – Sprinklers – Water Planeta.com Water Water Links

UNESCO 2019 Water Conference

Photo: Water bottles Upcoming event Paris – UNESCO hosts the International Water Conference May 13-14. The event aims to advance sustainable water security and peace by leveraging intersectoral management of water resources. Hashtag: #WaterConference2019 Objectives of the conference: Bringing everyone around the table to discuss intersectoral approaches to the governance and management of water resources. …