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. …

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

Tsunami

Buzzwords Tsunami = a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water Quotes Because of images that onlookers filmed of the eerie approaching waves, scientists are now able to create detailed maps of where tsunamis will hit and how the water is likely to surge inland. …

Rhein = Rhine

Photo: Martin Fisch, written in the sky Wikipedia: The Rhine (German: Rhein) is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Liechtenstein, Swiss-Austrian, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the German Rhineland and the Netherlands and eventually empties into the …