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  • The California Drought: The Economic Consequences Of The California Drought

    A drought is defined as a “period of drier-than-normal conditions that results in water-related problems” (USGS). Water years are counted from October 1 to September 30, meaning we just recently entered a new water year. One of the most well-known and troublesome droughts in the United States is the California Drought. It began in 2011 and is now entering its sixth year of drought in 2016. It is described as the worst drought in 1,200 years California has seen (House Committee). The period of June 2015 to May 2016 was recorded as the third warmest recorded in California. There is a high chance that La Nina conditions will continue over the 2016-2017 winter, which has drastic effects on California’s water supply, given that one third of the…

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  • Drought In Kenya Essay

    DROUGHT ADAPTATIONS IN KENYA INTRODUCTION The Lancet commission on Health and Climate change June 2015 list four direct effect of climate change; ’Increase heat stress, floods, drought and increased frequency of intense storms”( The Lancet, 2015). Who. int (2015) describes drought as a period in the climate cycle caused by lack of rainfall that result in lack of water that then leads to food shortages. The populations mostly affected by this climate induced disaster are; people of low social…

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  • Drought And Agricultural Desertification

    Drought is the condition of insufficient moisture brought about by a deficit in precipitation over a period of time (Doesken, N.J., Kleist, J., & McKee, T.B., 1993). Drought only means that the average amount of moisture or rainfall that would satisfy agricultural, livestock, domestic use, among others is not fully met (Kassas, 1995). Desertification is defined by the United Nations Environment Programme or UNEP as land degradation in dry sub humid, arid, and semi-arid areas caused by various…

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  • Drought Essay

    Introduction Risk associated with drought requires information from drought monitoring system as the monitoring system provide onset, progress, severity and spatial extent of drought. Such information, when available, assists in drought contingency plans. Drought monitoring is normally performed using drought indices that are continuous function of precipitation and other meteorological variables (Younes et al., 2011). Drought is considered as one of the most complex and least understood of all…

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  • Savali Pipeline Case Study

    Atania and Rahad have always shared arid lands susceptible to prolonged droughts, their people depending on the Greater Inata Aquifer (“Aquifer”) for survival. Despite this, in 2006, Rahad launched the Savali Pipeline (“SP”) project that is neither (A) equitable and reasonable, nor (B) sustainable. Moreover, (C) it caused significant harm to Atania. A. RAHAD’S WATER EXTRACTION IS INEQUITABLE AND UNREASONABLE Rahad’s project breaches Rahad’s customary obligation to utilize the Aquifer…

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  • Informative Speech On Save Water

    Speech: Save Water For California Specific Purpose Statement: By the end of my speech my audience will be convinced to save water daily. Introduction: Attention Getter: We can live without movies and books, we can live without iphone and computer, we can even live without money, without family and friends, however, we cannot live without water, which is one of the most basic human needs. As we know, California has been experienced water scarcity for long time due to the severe drought, and the…

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  • Dr. Crimmins Talk On Climate Change

    that way there is room when rain comes. In my opinion, we would need to start flooding more fields, to use excess water. If it appears as though reservoirs are going to overflow, we should put that overflow to good use instead of wasting it. We can put it to good use by flooding fields. This will keep the soil saturated for a good time, while allowing us to have room in the reservoirs. I also think it is important to ration water. If we overwater crops that need very little water, we are only…

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  • The Indirect And Positive Effects Of Climate Change On Livestock Farming

    Abstract Globally, we are experiencing excessive average high temperatures and low rainfall, incessant droughts and shortage of ground water as well as surface running water. However, the detrimental impacts of global climate change are rising as the most developing countries are predicted to be mostly affected causing enormous damages due their low capacity to adapt and heavy reliance only little input fed agricultural production system More so, due to the decrease in rainfall and high…

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  • The Big Thirst: The Secret Life And Turbulent Future Of Water By Charles Fishman

    Charles Fishman explains that, “Later that same summer, in March 2007, the drought had become so severe that camels in Australia’s Northern Territory were dying of thirst” (146). In 2007 Australia encountered a terrible shortage of water that was so severe it began killing animals and people that were not careful. This matters because Australians were not well prepared for a drought and after the effects had already hit they began considering different solutions. After much of the damage had…

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  • The Journey Of Oscar's Immigration To Canada

    prevailing water scarcity, always a Prairie concern, forced the workers to not often wash themselves. Some rainwater was gathered by every roof for the household or they could melt snow for the stock. The water required for the animals had to be transported from a tributary over 7 km away in 5 or 8 gallon cans. In drought conditions Oscar and his coworkers were reduced to waring long underwear. For “pure Estonians”, Oscar felt, it was unacceptable. “Every night when I came off the field, my…

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