Water and Drought Crisis Continues to Make Headlines

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, Jul, 29, 2014 @ 15:07 PM

Colorado River Basin[small]This week, we are looking at landscape related stories in the headlines and not surprisingly, during these hot, dry days days of summer, water seems to be on the minds of many.  From water restrictions and serious fines, to record low levels in a river basin that serves 7 western US states, it's no doubt why water continues to be in the news.  Water is once again the focus of our 7/30 landscapechat Round Table topic. 

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Join @CoronaTools and other #landscapechat tweeps to discuss and share these important issues. The live chat begins Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST.  This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011. 

Discussion Key Points: 

Drought Apocalypse Approaches - Scientists discover that seven western states are depleting groundwater reserves of the Colorado River Basin at an unprecedented rate.

Drought Shaming - A phenomenon of people in parched California areas are sharing water wasting neighbors in the act via social media, but water agencies aren't fans of #droughtshaming or LIKE where is could lead.

NASAs Drought Weapon -  NASA can measure snowfall and anticipate snowmeltcan saving billions of gallons of water.

Desalination Solution  - Desalination could offer a solution to California's drought based on a pilot project that's turning brackish water into fresh using solar thermal energy. 

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If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

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Topics: #DroughtShaming Corona Tools, NASA, Snowfall, Snowmelt

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