“The conditions in the American West which we're seeing around the Colorado River basin have been so dry for more than 20 years that we're no longer speaking of a drought,” said Lis Mullin Bernhardt, an ecosystems expert at UNEP. “We refer to it as ‘aridification’ — a new, very dry normal.”
Quite simply, there's billions of gallons of water — mostly in the form of vapor — in the skies right nowREAD THE ARTICLE
"...From the heights of the Swiss Alpine glaciers, the documentary travels down to the seafloor, off the coast of Malta. Here, the crew of the German expedition ship "Sonne" wants to track down mysterious freshwater deposits in the Mediterranean. Next up is Peru where, in a bid to counteract the threat of water shortages, work is underway on projects that use ancient Incan methods..."
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Water Use in the U.S.
8% domestic use
Over 600 gallons per day per person in the U.S. is being diverted for farm irrigation and livestock use from natural aquatic sources. More than half the people in the U.S. get their water from groundwater.
"Regarding the July 29 news article “What’s in the Schumer-Manchin breakthrough deal?”: Though the “What’s missing?” section correctly highlighted a few of the climate, tax and health-care policies initially included in the Build Back Better Act, the more than $15 billion in dedicated funding and an additional $60 billiion in available funding to protect vulnerable children and their families from lead exposure in assisted housing was omitted. Eight years after the Flint, Mich., water crisis began..."READ THE ARTICLE