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Kaye LaFond: Data Visualization and Reporting Manager

Kaye is both a scientist and a journalist, she helped drive Circle of Blue’s reporting with data and research. She holds an MS in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University. She did the GIS work for the team, supports stories with data, and created visualizations and infographics. She has worked on policy issues for multiple […]


Infographic: Indoor Water Use in the United States, 1999 and 2016

Better technology is helping U.S. households conserve water. It is a conservation success story. Indoor water use in U.S. households dropped by 22 percent between 1999 and 2016, according to a study from Aquacraft, a consultancy. Three-quarters of the decline is attributable to the wider adoption of efficient toilets and clothes washers. Toilets represent the […]


Infographic: Syria Drought and Climate Change

Winter rainfall in the Fertile Crescent has declined 13 percent since 1931. By Kaye LaFond, Circle of Blue In March 2015, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences laid out an argument for a climate-conflict link in Syria in three parts: First, a severe drought occurred that was made more likely […]


California Water Board to Investigate Use of Oilfield Wastewater to Irrigate Crops

Expert panel will assess safety of eating food grown with treated wastewater Photo © J. Carl Ganter / Circle of Blue Kern County is the center of California’s oil industry. The practice of treating and reusing oilfield wastewater for irrigation is coming under greater scrutiny.  By Brett Walton Circle of Blue On January 12, in […]