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 Can Desalination Counter the Drought?

A hundred million gallons of ocean water will be pumped through the Carlsbad Desalination Project each day. Credit Photograph by Gregory Bull/File/AP

A hundred million gallons of ocean water will be pumped through the Carlsbad Desalination Project each day.
Credit Photograph by Gregory Bull/File/AP

The waves of the Pacific seem to taunt the thirsty landscape of California. The state has eight hundred and forty miles of coastline adjoining the world’s largest ocean—an oversupply of brine at a time when drought has left fallow more than half a million acres of farmland, claimed some twenty thousand jobs, and cost the economy billions of dollars. To Mark Lambert, though, the state’s water-rich coast is the overwhelming answer to its problems…

 

Sendai Framework starts moving

International moves to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction got underway today, with African countries leading the way. Four dozen African countries gathered in the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé for three days of talks, along with the African Union, Africa’s Regional Economic Communities and a host of other international organizations. “We are now at a stage where our efforts are concentrating on paving the road for effective implementation of the Sendai Framework on the continent in the next…

 

Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

The Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience series serves the international urban and regional planning community, as well as those in related disciplines including public administration, architecture, engineering, political science, sociology, environmental and physical sciences, and the many disciplines connected to disaster work and research. The series brings together a cross-disciplinary group of experienced researchers and practitioners to author timely, interdisciplinary and practical information for practitioners…

 

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