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Dedicated to art projects related to the drought and other creative ways to solve this socially imperative topic.

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Peter Gleick is a leading scientist, innovator, and communicator on global water and climate issues. He co-founded and leads the Pacific Institute in Oakland, one of the most innovative, independent non-governmental organizations addressing the connections between the environment and global sustainability. Blog / press The Watershed blog is home to updates on the exhibition, related projects, and news about art that addresses global water issues.

April 22, 2011 The “July 2010 Public Interventions” Watershed videos that were filmed and directed by Laura Klein are now uploaded on Vimeo. Please follow this link: March 24, 2011 Link to an article by John Sterr on the Watershed show – specifically on Raoul Deal’s project at the Walnut Way Conservation Corp. Palo Verde Valley farmers and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California find fallowing deal a win-win, so far - Water Education Foundation.

WaterRights UCDavis study. Water. Epic California Drought and Groundwater: Where Do We Go From Here? Yesterday our team at the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling released a report on the California drought.

Epic California Drought and Groundwater: Where Do We Go From Here?

The report describes the birds-eye view of statewide water resources that we see from the NASA GRACE satellite mission. We’ve been working since the mid-1990’s, well before the mission was launched in 2002, to develop and test methods to help monitor groundwater depletion from space. We’ve applied them around the world — in California, across the U.S., in the Middle East, East Africa, in the Amazon River Basin and in India. California's water house of cards. Gov.

California's water house of cards

Jerry Brown's Office of Planning and Research convened a meeting this month of groundwater experts from the University of California to determine what is currently known about the state's underground water reserves and how they may be changing in the future. This and other recent overtures from the office are strong indications of the governor's growing interest in the state's complete water picture. That picture is increasingly threatened, in particular where groundwater is concerned. California uses more of it than any other state: Nearly 20% of all groundwater withdrawals in the United States occur in California. Groundwater Depletion Is Detected by Grace Satellites. IRVINE, Calif. — Scientists have been using small variations in the ’s gravity to identify trouble spots around the globe where people are making unsustainable demands on groundwater, one of the planet’s main sources of fresh water.

Groundwater Depletion Is Detected by Grace Satellites

They found problems in places as disparate as North Africa, northern India, northeastern China and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley in California, heartland of that state’s $30 billion agricultural industry. Jay S. Tim and Jill water talk pdf. L.A. River art project gets a boost from Michael Bloomberg. Plans to display artworks alongside the Los Angeles River and to educate the public about water conservation and the drought have received a significant boost thanks to a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable organization of New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

L.A. River art project gets a boost from Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Tuesday that four community initiatives have been selected to receive up to $1 million each as part of its Public Art Challenge, a new program to support temporary public art projects. The L.A. initiative is expected to commission up to 15 multidisciplinary works of art and public programs focusing on environmental concerns. As part of the initiative, L.A. intends to launch a public art biennial that will display works alongside the L.A. River as well as other sites. "CURRENT: LA River" is a partnership between the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti and the city's Department of Cultural Affairs. CURRENT.LA-RFP-ARTprojects-DCA-dueNov16.2015.pdf. Developed by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), CURRENT:LA is an ongoing, biannual tempo- rary public art initiative that aims to establish a new paradigm for public art in LA, one that is transformative and contributes.

CURRENT.LA-RFP-ARTprojects-DCA-dueNov16.2015.pdf

Navdanya's Diary » Blog Archive » A soil pilgrimage. “Organic farming is the answer to drought and climate change.

Navdanya's Diary » Blog Archive » A soil pilgrimage

If we do not respect the soil and if we do not recommit ourselves to ahimsa, we can rapidly disintegrate as a civilisation.” I have just returned from a soil pilgrimage undertaken to celebrate the International Year of Soil and renew our commitment to a non-violent relationship with the earth, the soil and our society. On October 2, we started the pilgrimage from Bapu Kutir at Sevagram Ashram, Maharashtra. My fellow pilgrims were those who have contributed over half-a-century of their lives to build the organic movement — Andre Leu, president of International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM), Ronnie Cummins, director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) of the United States, and Will Allen, a professor and long-time organic farmer.

The Wet Prince of Bel Air: Who is California’s biggest water guzzler? Living Waters of Larimer is a community development project that will demonstrate how green infrastructure can be artfully integrated into the urban spaces, cultural life, and economic infrastructure of a community. A-w-pp-watertoday;jsessionid=pnMpWFHLpw83KfntdcV7g0LxhKMnJpVyX3kfcYYtPvRfhnyV2DRL!-1794070905?_afrWindowId=null&_afrLoop=1071194921043777&_afrWindowMode=0&_adf.ctrl-state=vdsazh0w3_57#@?_afrWindowId=null&_afrLoop=1071194921043777&_afrWindowMode=0&_adf. Walking Water – Thirstlands!

CreekWatch. Rain Barrels - Rainwater Recycling - Green, Eco Friendly, Sustainable Water Solutions. October 10, 2014 was the opening of Adam’s art show “Terra Incognita” at Slow Culture Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.

Inspired by the past 2 years on the road with our family exploring Mexico, Central and South America, Adam’s new body of work consists of collage, photography, painting, drawing and mixed media. He has worked from the “mobile studio” (as we have called the van) while in constant nomadic movement developing these new pieces. From June to August 2014, our family lived on the island of Florionopolis, Brazil where we rented a small house & he transformed a bedroom into a studio. When we flew to LA in August, he worked for another 2 months in his studio there to complete the show. Latin for ‘unknown land’, terra incognita is a term used in cartography for regions that had not been explored or documented.

Sanitation and Water Reuse in Outapi. - The World's Water. Photo The snow that blanketed the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California last winter, and that was supposed to serve as an essential source of fresh water for the drought-stricken state, was at its lowest levels in the last 500 years, according to a new study.

The paper, published on Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, used tree-ring data from centuries-old blue oaks to provide historical context for the mountain range’s diminished snowfall. As of April 1, the snowpack levels were just 5 percent of their 50-year historical average. The paper is the first to create a model that describes temperature and precipitation levels on the Sierra Nevada that extends centuries before researchers started measuring snow levels each year. Data_table_19_per_capita_bottled_water_by_country.pdf. California Data Exchange Center. Water Program. Programs and Initiatives: Water Program The Water Program works to improve efficiency, ensure basic access to water, and protect the environment. Water is one of our most precious and valuable resources. Without it, we would perish. Plants and animals need a reliable supply, and it is critical to growing crops and etching chips. Despite its importance, some 663 million people around the globe still lack access to clean water and thousands perish daily for lack of safe water.

As water cuts across disciplines and issues, so does our Water Program. Program Director. Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond by Brad Lancaster. Fundacionfemsa. Rajendra Singh: Clean flowing rivers must be a human right. After Dry Wells, Relief for Some California Families. State and local aid is helping, but only for a few. Photo © Brett Walton / Circle of Blue Benjamin Luengas and his great-granddaughter Selena stand next to the water tank the family received last October, thanks to a grant from a local bank. Click image to enlarge. Water footprint and virtual water. 100 Ways To Conserve. Greywater Action. Oasis Design: Grey Water Books, Ecological Design Information & Consulting.

The Water Tank Project. 7 Key Facts About the Drought. Ruaridh Stewart/Zuma There's been a lot of talk lately about the drought in California, especially since this past week, when Gov. Los Angeles, City of Water. Photo. Walking Water. Water Stories, Past, Present and Future. Littlerock Creek Watershed: A Shared Resource. In partnership with Antelope Valley Art OutpostManaged by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Antelope Valley Art Outpost is a creative placemaking project that supports regional vitality through artist-driven projects in the unincorporated California communities of Littlerock and Sun Village. By Jenny Kane. This cheap technology could bring clean water to parched cities. Caustic and ripples. Water, CA.