When I woke up yesterday morning, I knew I needed to write something about #worldwaterday2023, but I didn't have a compelling idea.
And then I found the just-launched Water Gap website by the National Geographic Society and Utrecht University. It's using 40+ years of data and you can even look up where you live on beautifully rendered maps.
That inspired me to riff about how we really can't give up on the planet, even if we sometimes feel like it's a losing battle.
Delighted to see that the flooding article I wrote for Herrenknecht's magazine in 2022 has been given a beautiful makeover. It's been made available online to mark #WorldWaterDay #WorldWaterDay2023 https://www.herrenknecht.com/en/newsroom/keytopicdetail/future-perspectives/
Happy World Water Day!
We are fortunate to have incredible lakes and rivers here in the West Yellowstone, Montana area. When you visit, please explore our waterways, but we ask that you protect them while you enjoy them.
📷: Hebgen Lake photographed by hannahmottphoto on Instagram
Immaginate non avere accesso a #Internet; terribile, vero?
Eppure, in molte realtà (stime accurate parlano di più della metà della popolazione terrestre) l'accesso all'acqua è caratterizzato proprio da quell'intermittenza che a noi dà fastidio anche soltanto quando si manifesta per la connessione alla Rete.
Israeli desert farms show how we can adapt to a changing climate, but future adaptation will be limited without stronger energy transition, writes Nick Ferris: https://www.energymonitor.ai/tech/innovation/adaptation-lessons-from-israels-negev-desert-a-source-of-climate-hope/ #WorldWaterDay2023
@MarkRuffalo Brilliant book by Haida-manga artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas about a hummingbird carrying drops of water in her beak to put out a raging forest fire.
At first the other animals are dubious about the tiny bird's enormous task and when they question her, she answers "I'm doing what I can"
There's both an adult and children's version.
RT @EUDelegationUA: 🇪🇺The EU provides support to 🇺🇦 to restore water supply in war-affected and de-occupied territories. Because access to water and sanitation is a fundamental human right. Deliberate 🇷🇺 strikes on 🇺🇦 civilian infrastructure amount to a war crime. #WorldWaterDay2023
Galileo said, "Wine is sunlight, held together by water."
Today is UN World Water Day, since 1993, aimed at raising awareness of the risks to this necessary resource too many of us take for granted. 2 billion people, though, or 1 in 4 on this planet, do not have access to enough safe drinking water.
#Wine is, of course, an agricultural product and dependent on water. It also happens to be approximately 85% water...far higher a percentage than sunlight.
RT @UWCIMSS: In honor of #WorldWaterDay here's a loop of the last 3-weeks of our "Blue Marble" water planet via data from 5 geostationary satellites (#GOESEast, #GOESWest, 2 #Meteosat & #Himawari) plus polar orbiting views of the poles. HT @UWSSEC: https://t.co/Igfgxcmh1q #WorldWaterDay2023 https://t.co/govg5610dC
In celebration of #worldwaterday2023, here is a pied-billed grebe adult with two juveniles (Podilymbus podiceps). The pied-billed grebe has the widest distribution of any grebe in the Americas. December 2022. Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Henderson, Nevada, USA
Let’s raise a glass of water to the unsung hero of our survival.
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