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Mississippi River Basin Water Resource News for the Week

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Water Resource Management (Floodplains, Dams, Navigation, Wetlands, Flooding, Supplies, etc.) -. Video of ongoing work at Minnesota Falls dam removal on Minnesota River (completion due mid-February) http://bit.ly/ ...
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Power-Hungry Brazil Builds Dams, and More Dams, Across the ...

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When it is completed in 2015, the Jirau hydroelectric dam will span five miles across the Madeira River, feature more giant turbines than any other dam in the world and hold as much concrete as 47 towers the size of the Empire State Building.
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Ten realities for managing the Delta | California WaterBlog

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About the only familiar features would be the main sloughs and river channels, and even they have high levees on both sides (Whipple et al. 2012). ... 2012).
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Construction of Disputed Turkish Dam Continues - New York Times

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Construction of Disputed Turkish Dam Continues
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“These are live,” he said, as he toggled between images of men and machines swarming over a dozen different building sites of the Ilisu Dam project.
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World Water Day 2013: Water as a Catalyst for Peace - Circle of Blue WaterNews

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During the Vietnam War, countries in the Mekong River basin still continued technical negotiations.
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Water Politics » The Dam That Divides Ethiopians

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Most people in Ethiopia's lower Omo River Valley continue to exist much as they have done for hundreds of years with virtually no concession to the 21st Century, with one disturbing exception: automatic weapons.
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25 million Nigerians in danger of flood disaster | SweetCrude Reports

25 million Nigerians in danger of flood disaster | SweetCrude Reports | Contested Panet - Water Conflicts | Scoop.it
Besides, shedding of excess water from local dams and from neighbouring African countries, such as Cameroon, predispose the nation to flood disasters, especially given that government failed to take concrete steps, aimed at averting such.
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BBC News - Pakistan floods

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BBC special reports: - Get the latest background, news, features, reaction, Q & A, analysis and in-depth coverage, including interactive reports and infographics from BBC News correspondents and experts.
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Mozambique saved from floods due to early warning - Phys.Org

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AFP Mozambique saved from floods due to early warning Phys.Org As in 2000 when floods of biblical proportions claimed 800 lives, an underdeveloped network of dams and dykes allowed the swollen Limpopo River to burst its banks, submerging most of...
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Controlling floods: Here are some lessons from Netherlands - Economic Times

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Controlling floods: Here are some lessons from Netherlands Economic Times Some dozen years ago the Dutch government ordered Hooijmaijers to vacate the farmland that he and his family shared with 16 other farmers so it could be turned into a river...
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Water - a Blessing and a Curse - AllAfrica.com

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Water - a Blessing and a Curse AllAfrica.com Maputo — As Mozambique tries to recover from the worst flooding here since 2000, experts have called for a national discussion on water management and how to maximise its usage in favour of long-term...
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Ethiopia: Rumors of Water War on the Nile? - Nazret.com (blog)

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World Water Day: A forceful reminder that the US is running out of fresh water - Washington Post (blog)

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World Water Day: A forceful reminder that the US is running out of fresh water Washington Post (blog) It reflects the “multi-dimensional mandate in the realm of natural and social sciences, culture, education and communication, and its significant...
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Journée international de l’eau La journée internationale de l’eau du 22 Mars 2013 rappel amèrement aux américains qu’ils vont vers une pénurie d’eau potable. 20 ans après la première édition de cette journée dont les américains sont à l’initiative.Cet article du Washington dresse le constat de l’inaction de ces derniers pour réduire le risque de pénurie. 

En effet d’ici à 2030 la consommation d’eau potable aux USA pourrait dépasser de 40% les réserves actuelles. C’est pourquoi l’année 2013 a été désignée année internationale de l’eau potable, le but est de faire coopérer l’ensemble des nations vers une gestion durable de l’eau.

 La population des pays développés pense que ce sont surtout les habitants des pays sous-développés qui sont concernés par ces problèmes d’accès à l’eau potable. En effet une grande majorité des américains pense que leur pays n’est pas concerné par ce risque de pénurie et que les réserves naturelles permettent un usage quotidien.

La gamme des effets peut inclure (sans s'y limiter): des restrictions à long terme sur l'utilisation de l'eau à la maison et dans la collectivité; des baisses importantes de la production agricole ainsi que de la viande et des produits laitiers qui nécessitent d'énormes quantités d'eau pour l'irrigation et la subsistance du bétail; des pénuries de presque tous les produits fabriqués en utilisant des procédés de fabrication dépendant de l'eau (par exemple l'acier, les plastiques, les produits pharmaceutiques); et les interruptions ou l'arrêt complet de plusieurs sources critiques d'énergie hydroélectrique.

 L'aquifère d'Ogallala, sous les Hautes Plaines qui s'étend du sud du Dakota du Sud à travers des parties du Nebraska, du Wyoming, du Colorado, du Kansas, de l'Oklahoma et du Nouveau-Mexique, est un autre exemple d'inquiétude et de conséquences majeures. L'aquifère a été la principale source d'eau pour le développement municipal et industriel pendant des décennies. Plus important encore, elle a été utilisé pour l'agriculture dans le cœur des États-Unis souvent appelé le grenier à blé non seulement des États-Unis, mais aussi du monde. Malheureusement, l'aquifère n’est pas une source illimitée d'eau, elle est appelée à se desséchée. Pendant des décennies, l'Ogallala a été exploité mille fois plus qu'elle n’est capable de se renouveler. 

Si on ajoute à cela toute les pollutions industrielles, de l’agricultures, mais aussi des eaux usées des villes qui contiennent toute sortes de substance médicamenteuse (drogue, pilule contraceptive etc.).

On comprend bien que même après 20 années après la 1ère journée internationale de l’eau, qui marque la prise de conscience du problème, rien n’a été fait pour préserver nos ressources en eau. Si rien est fait l’ensemble des régions du monde va vers une crise généralisée de l’eau avec le risque de guerre et du conflit autour de cette richesse devenue si rare.
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Earth Day 2013: The first one in 1970 was inspired by anger - Florida Times-Union

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Earth Day 2013: The first one in 1970 was inspired by anger
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Save the Bay also pushed for the creation of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, which was established in 1965 to manage the shoreline.
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