A list of news and blog posts and other web items we stumbled upon in the past week…
- Taps Start to Run Dry in Brazil’s Largest City (The New York Times) – details the drastic situation in São Paulo where an unprecedented situation has officials warning that water service many only be offered two days a week.
- Project linking Nile to Congo is unachievable: irrigation expert (The Cairo Post) – argues that the proposal to link the Nile and Congo is not attainable because of cost, the need for extreme measures, and external challenges.
- Egypt rejects Nile-Congo linking project (The Cairo Post) – discusses how the Egyptian government has closed the door on the proposal to link the Nile and Congo because of “technical reasons”.
- Spanish town showcases a smarter way to manage water (Phys.org) – highlights the new water system to be pioneered in Almería (Spain) which is going to include smart meters and mobile notifications so that costumers can be conscious of their consumption.
- A Dam Waste: Outdated reservoir rules dump water during drought (Union of Concerned Scientists Blog) – what happens when the rules we use to manage water don’t adapt to meet changes in environmental and human needs?
- Four ways scientists can give good answers to bad questions (Union of Concerned Scientists Blog) – strategies for identifying and answering misleading or badly-framed questions asked by non-experts.
Contributed by Shafik Islam, Margaret Garcia and Amanda Repella