The Stream, September 18: Southern California Looks to Secure More Water

The  Global Rundown

The Global Rundown

A deal with Nevada could bring Southern California a new supply of water. Meanwhile, Nevada is spending millions to test new pumps to bring water from a shrinking Lake Mead. Scientists say 2015 is on track to be the hottest year on record. Sustainable development groups urge Senegal to expand its salt industry to adapt to climate change.

“It will take 34 pumps to make this station work. We want to give these pumps a very good test drive.”–John Entsminger, general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, on a $US 10 million project to test pumps meant to take water from new intake pipes in Lake Mead to the Las Vegas Valley. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

By the Numbers

By The Numbers

150,000 acre-feet Amount of water that a new $US 45 million deal could give Southern California water suppliers from Nevada. The Southern Nevada Water Authority approved the deal Thursday. Reuters


Science, Studies, And Reports

Manmade global warming and a strong El Nino are on track to make 2015 the hottest year on record, according to scientists at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Currently, 2014 is the hottest year on record. Guardian

On the Radar

On The Radar

Senegal should focus more efforts on developing its salt industry in order to adapt to changing climate conditions, according to sustainable development groups. Some of the country’s traditional agricultural industries, including livestock and crops like peanuts and millet, are declining due to poor and inconsistent rainfall. Reuters

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply