A list of news and blog items we stumbled upon in the past week…
- New Data Predicts Fiercer Floods In Brahmaputra, Indus (IndiaSpend.com) – Discusses a recent paper from Nature produced by ICIMOD and Utrecht University researchers.
- Parliamentary Panel shocked over absence of Flood Forecasting sites of CWC (The Economic Times) Is this an example of the disconnect between science and politics?
- Water Source for Almonds in California May Run Dry (New York Times)
- Center Pivot Irrigation: The Real Crop Circles (Kuriositas) – a close up look at center pivot irrigation (photo-essay)
- Mapping the water sources for 530 cities worldwide (Fast Company) – a summary of recent Nature Conservancy Analysis with links to relevant studies and reports.
- Long-term water supply planning in an Australian coastal city: Dams or desalination? (Desalination) – new paper providing interdisciplinary analysis of long term water supply planning incorporating economic, social and environmental variables comparing desalination and dams.
- 3 Maps Help Explain São Paulo, Brazil’s Water Crisis (World Resources Institute Blog)
- Reservoir Hogs (The Economist) – Drought in São Paulo
Contributed by Shafik Islam