Farmers Protest, Attempt to Turn Off Pumping Station
The BBC reported yesterday that hundreds of farmers from Karnataka begun protests against releasing water to neighboring Tamil Nadu in accordance with a recent Supreme Court order. Traffic was blocked and schools went on holiday. Today, IBNLive.com reports that a truck from Tamil Nadu was attacked. Business Standard alleges that a group of farmers forced their way into a pumping station and switched off the pumps. Police dispersed the protesters and the pumping station is functioning again.
Florida’s Lake Okeechobee Levels Rise
According to the SunSentinel, The US Army Corps of Engineers has fears that high water levels will put the area at risk, says the Palm Beach Post.
In related news, Reuters reports that long-term investors should seek to invest in infrastructure projects, because they are are slated to increase as population and urbanization continue to trend upward.
Allison Voglesong is an editorial intern for Circle of Blue based out of Traverse City, Michigan. She holds a BA in International Relations from Michigan State University's James Madison College. Her interests include water pricing, environmental economics and policy, and conflict mediation.
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