Tag Archives: Water

April 29, 2015

Who Owns Water Film Review

I recently attended the Water Research Symposium at Oregon State University. The event featured a lot of great presentations and also included a screening of the film Who Owns Water. The full film can be purchased from Vimeo here.

In the documentary Who Owns Water, David and Michael Hanson set off on a month long canoe trip through the entire Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint (ACF) river basin located in the southeastern United States. David, who was born and raised in the Atlanta area, is a photographer and film producer that wanted to raise awareness about the water issues that are currently facing the ACF river basin. Unlike other documentaries focused on water related issues, the film did a great job of staying balanced. The film did not appear to have a specific agenda other than to raise awareness about water resources and to get people to start paying more attention to where their water comes from.

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February 28, 2014

The Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources in the Southwestern United States

Figure 1. Observed drought trends in the United States. (EPA, n.d.)

This article was a project for an undergraduate course in atmospheric sciences.

One of the hottest scientific topics in recent history is climate change. As a result of human activities such as deforestation and fossil fuel consumption, the concentrations of various greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have increased dramatically over the past few decades. The increase in atmospheric concentration is especially true for carbon dioxide, one of the most abundant greenhouse gases found in the atmosphere. As a result of the increase in greenhouse gases, the surface temperature of our planet has been steadily increasing. This warming trend is projected to continue into the future even if drastic changes in human emissions are implemented today.

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