A list of news and blog posts and other web items we stumbled upon in the past week…
- Uzbekistan to allocate $3B to mitigate consequences of Aral Sea disaster (Trend News Agency) – describes how funds will be used for projects between 2015-2018.
- New irrigation scheme to link villages to water sources (The Economic Times – India) – contingent solutions to deal with uncertainty and complexity. Describes a proposed plan that includes linked macro-level (river-linking) and micro-level (village level water irrigation infrastructure) projects and promotes innovative water conservation/irrigation measures at the farm-level.
- The Politics of Drinking Water (The Atlantic) – a long-form article discussing the development of American drinking water across attitudes, infrastructure and politics from tap water to “bottled-water backlash.”
- Assessing global water quality: The data challenge (Global Water Forum Blog) – inconsistent data reporting, missing information contribute to the challenge of assessing and addressing water challenges (focusing on wastewater).
- Speaking for the trees, lawyer pushes unconventional doctrine (Energy Wire, EE Publishing) – Legal case in Pennsylvania may be testing ground for “rights of nature” — ecosystem-centric (rather than human-centric) environmental perspective.
- Outreach: Speak up for science (Nature) – “Whether publishing contentious findings or defending evidence, the right tone is essential.” Advice for presenting scientific information more effectively in various contexts.
- Phoenix to Store Water in Tucson (WRRC Newsletter) – an example of a water sharing arrangement between cities in Arizona, U.S.
- Cutting our Losses (NRDC) – interactive map to compare how water loss reporting is approached in different U.S. water systems; paired with relevant links.
Contributed by Shafik Islam, Amanda Repella, Mark P. Smith, and Mahdi Zarghami