Entries by Andrew McFarlane

Visualizing.org Hosts Urban Water Data Visualization Challenge in Collaboration with Circle of Blue

Visualizing.org, the global open data visualization platform created by Seed Media Group and GE, opened its World Water Day data visualization challenge today in collaboration with Circle of Blue, the leading news organization reporting on global water challenges.  The challenge calls on designers, data experts, and visualizers to tap into the world’s stream of water data to create visualizations specifically on the topic of urban water.

Water Issues Dividing and Challenging the U.S.

With floods across the Midwest, droughts along the Southwest, and legal skirmishes in the West and South—water issues are dividing the United States and challenging its citizens like never before. As first reported by Circle of Blue in July 2008, increasing competition for diminishing water supplies is driving the United States into an era of water scarcity.

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing a new Southeast water-sharing plan to expand storage in upstream lakes and lower river flows into Apalachicola Bay, Fla. The corps acknowledged that the action was likely to harm threatened species. Read More here. Source : The New York Times

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