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Glacier Watch: Indus Basin – Analysis

Glacier Watch: Indus Basin – Analysis

SOURCE: Eurasia Review DATE: June 15, 2019 SNIP: Many of the world’s most iconic river systems – the Mekong, Indus, Yangtze – are fed by glaciers that both supply and modulate their water flow. Now these glaciers are melting due to climate change, threatening...
Day Zero in India Looming For Millions

Day Zero in India Looming For Millions

SOURCE: Weather Channel DATE: June 5, 2019 SNIP: In India, “Day Zero” has already arrived for over 100 million people, thanks to excessive groundwater pumping, an inefficient and wasteful water supply system and years of deficient rains. “Day...
Who keeps buying California’s scarce water? Saudi Arabia

Who keeps buying California’s scarce water? Saudi Arabia

SOURCE: The Guardian DATE: March 25, 2019 SNIP: Four hours east of Los Angeles, in a drought-stricken area of a drought-afflicted state, is a small town called Blythe where alfalfa is king. More than half of the town’s 94,000 acres are bushy blue-green fields growing...