Articles about irrigation

Like the Aral Sea, the Death of Oroumieh Lake in Iran

  A recent article again raises attention to the impact of human actions on both land and water. I was surprised to see that posts I have written about some of the world’s lakes under assault have generated such high … Continue reading

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China’s Economic Yin and Environmental Yang

  In 1971, wells were being dug in villages throughout the northern region of Upper Volta (BurkinaFaso) to provide cleaner, more permanent and more reliable water supplies. French West Africa was experiencing one of the worst droughts of the century. … Continue reading

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Take the Sand. Kill the River.

  I wonder if we really understand the importance of sand to a river or to the groundwater beneath a river? In a previous post: Understanding the Relationship between Groundwater and Surface Water is More Important Than You Think, numerous … Continue reading

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