Some accumulated links to recent water news:
- Lisa Pham reports in the New York Times on new water tech developing in Australia, where drought has forced a certain level of creativity the rest of us have had the luxury thus far to ignore. (Note that a lot of this gee-whiz stuff is high tech, rather different than the equally effective but decidedly low tech James Workman describes among traditional water users in Africa.)
- Michael Campana on Las Vegas (Nev.) playing water politics hardball: “Mulroy does like to tout her challenges to the status quo. She deserves kudos for challenging the ‘water buffaloes’ and their precious Colorado River Compact. But she really is no different from them. She touts unbridled growth in a region of the USA whose water resources can ill handle more growth, and she seeks supply-side solutions.”
- Speaking of Vegas, Emily Green reports on a certain lack of hardball when it comes to pushing back on things like overwatered lawns in Vegas.
- From last week, a story on the pushback on the west slope against the water consumption at a proposed nuclear power plant in Green River Utah.