Fury in the Waterbed

There is so much oceanic activity going on right now that it is hard to decide where to focus.  We have Hurricane Florence about to make landfall, A cyclone headed towards Mexico/Texas, which if it picks up speed could be named Kirk.  We have tropical storms Isaac, Joyce and Helena potentially heading towards us.  ThatContinue reading “Fury in the Waterbed”

Sitting Ducks

It is interesting that we know everything we can about the hurricane that is about to hit us… Florence in the Carolinas.. where it could make landfall, the windspeeds, the affected areas, the duration of impact, the cost in lives and property damage and aid.  This article has some good numbers comparing various hurricanes andContinue reading “Sitting Ducks”

How the Pendulum Swings

Those in the water industry know that it does not take much to switch from flood mode to drought mode.  For a state that has been grappling with flooding issues for about a couple of years, this drought comes out of nowhere.  Here is an interesting article with lots of charts and statistics.  Read on.

History of Water

As we all know, the water we drink today is potentially the same water that the dinosaurs drank during their time.  Ever wondered how humans settled in different parts of the world and how the water usage began?  This article describes very useful history of water in Texas.  I will try to find similar articlesContinue reading “History of Water”

Doing the Right Thing – Not Always Easy.

Many of you may have heard the crisis that arose in the water distribution system in Flint, Michigan.  It took the entire water industry by shock and the lessons learnt from that one calamity (if I may call it that) will educate an entire generation of water resource engineers.  The pediatrician that raised the issueContinue reading “Doing the Right Thing – Not Always Easy.”

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