What's Up With Water - August 2, 2021

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Listen to the August 2, 2021 edition of Circle of Blue's weekly water news What's Up With Water.

Cheap Cybersecurity Defenses Exist, But They’re Not Reaching Water Utilities Who Need Them

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An era of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure has begun. Rural water utilities have vulnerabilities and advantages.

What's Up With Water - July 12, 2021

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Listen to the July 12, 2021 episode of What's Up With Water - The need-to-know news on the world’s water.

HotSpots H2O: Kazakhstan’s Lake Balkhash Is Disappearing, Continuing a Trend of Desiccation in Central Asia

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In 2021, over 3 million people are feeling the effects of a hydrological vanishing act: the shrinking of the blue waters of Central Asia’s largest lake into a dehydrated landscape of greens and browns.

Dealing With The Soup of Chemicals That Can Get Into Your Drinking Water

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All the things that go down the drain and end up at the waste water treatment plant are not removed there. It's a soup of chemicals.

Constant, Compounding Disasters Are Exhausting Emergency Response

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Fires, droughts, floods, power outages. The interval between disasters is shortening, or in some cases disappearing altogether.

What's Up With Water - June 28, 2021

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Listen to the June 28, 2021 episode of What's Up With Water - The need-to-know news on the world’s water.

HotSpots H2O: Anishinaabe Activists and Allies Resist Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline, a Project that Threatens Wetlands and Ignores Treaty Territory

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In northern Minnesota, the new Line 3 corridor, proposed by the Canadian oil company Enbridge, cuts directly through wetlands and waterways that are already struggling in unusually dry conditions.

Drought, The Everything Disaster

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When water stops flowing, painful days are at hand.

HotSpots H2O: Longstanding Drought in Iran Begets Farmer Protests, Power Outages, and Widespread Water Rationing

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Lack of water is one of Iran’s biggest environmental and social risks.