Guest blog by Brian Smart and Katharine Callaway The 330,000 plus residents of Charleston County use approximately 114 million gallons of water per day (Mgal/d) only about 12 percent of which is from ground water sources. The other 101 million gallons come from surface water sources, mainly the Edisto River and Bushy Park Reservoir. This […]
A documentary on PBS shows in details how the rising water levels as a result of climate change will affect regions around the world that live close to the coasts. Check it out.
Several floods from around the world have been in the news over the past few weeks. Even though we didn’t see many hurricanes in the Atlantic this year, localized storm activity seems to be linked to climate change. There were intense droughts followed by deluges in South Asia and also in cities right here in […]
Here’s some “surprising” news. Your tap water could be unsafe to drink if you live close to a powerful industry that pollutes… and US EPA may not intervene on your behalf! Here are some interesting articles that appeared in NY Times about toxic drinking water. Link. Be sure to watch the videos on those pages […]
It’s very hard to assess how fast groundwater is being removed for agricultural use and how much is being recharged. This is even more difficult when no centralized records are maintained regarding groundwater usage. No such assessments are available for northwestern India, which is often referred to as the “bread basket” of India as they […]