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21 Jul 2021 Washington DC, United States
As the west of the US swelters and burns under sustained drought conditions, there are wider implications for national security and global food prices. Water levels in the Colorado River system are dangerously low and states are bickering over access to irrigation waters.
20 Sep 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The Colorado River Basin is set to experience continued drought and an increased chance of water shortages by 2025 according to new modeling results from the US Bureau of Reclamation. The basin, which supplies water to 40 million people, is in its 21st year of drought.As reservoir levels decline, this increases the chance - by as much as 12 Percent - that Lake Powell and Lake Mead’s water reserves will fall to critically low levels by 2025 increases...
3 Mar 2020 PRINCETON NJ, United States
New research from the US Geological Survey (USGS) assesses climate change impacts on the shrinking Colorado River which supplies water to approximately 40 million people in six southwest US states and parts of Mexico, and supports about $1 Trillion USD in economic activity.A USGS report emphasises that there is growing potential for severe water shortages throughout the basin due to diminishing snowpack...
22 Mar 2019 DENVER CO, United States
Following about 20 years of drought and shrinkage in available Colorado River water resources, negotiators for seven Western states (Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California) and federal authorities agreed March 19 to a new sharing plan including voluntary conservation measures...
5 Oct 2017 LAS VEGAS NV
Officials from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border signed a new water pact Sept. 27 that brings Mexico in as a full partner on the Colorado River and could boost Lake Mead. The historic agreement, known as Minute 323 to the Mexican Water Treaty of 1944, spells out how much Mexico would have to reduce its river use in the event of a shortage on the Colorado and how much extra water the nation would get in a surplus.
14 Aug 2017 PALM SPRINGS CA
The U.S. and Mexican governments may be sharply at odds on President Trump's plan for a border wall, but when it comes to water – and the potential for a major shortage along the Colorado River – the two sides seem to be on the same page. Mexican and American officials are finalizing a water-sharing deal for the Colorado River, and a newly released summary of the accord’s key points shows negotiators have agreed on a cooperative approach geared toward boosting reservoir levels and trying to stave off a severe shortage.
26 Aug 2016 DELFT
Scientists have used satellite images to study how the water on the Earth's surface has changed over 30 years. They found that 115,000 sq km (44,000 sq miles) of land is now covered in water and 173,000 sq km (67,000 sq miles) of water has now become land. The largest increase in water has been on the Tibetan Plateau, while the Aral Sea has been the biggest conversion of water to land.
3 Mar 2016 CORVALLIS, OR, United States
OOSKAnews Voices: Feeling the Power of Climate Change: What Is Green Hydropower in a Shifting Climate?
OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages.In this piece, John H. Matthews, co-founder and secretariat coordinator for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), which is chaired by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the World Bank, delves into the controversy over how "green" hydrolectric power really is...
25 Jul 2014 SAN FRANCISCO
Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday that used NASA satellites. Researchers from NASA and the University of California, Irvine say their study is the first to quantify how much groundwater people in the West are using during the region's current drought...