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FACTS for this week about how Israel uses water as a weapon against Palestinians (citations below):

Israel’s blockade on #Gaza enters its 12th year. Less than 16% of items needed to repair & construct #water infrastructure are allowed entry. Gaza’s economy is near collapse.
Above image via @btselem "An elderly man fills a water container at a public multi-faucet sink in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip": btselem.org/photoblog/2014…

FACTS for this week via Human Rights Council report March 15, 2019: reliefweb.int/sites/reliefwe…

Our website: waterjusticeinpalestine.org
Today in #Gaza, 95% of the population does not have access to clean water. (In 2000, the public water network provided over 98% of Gazans with safe drinking water. By 2014, after Israel’s bombardments, that figure had plunged to 10.5%.)
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🎉📣 Unveiling the Finalists of the 2019 UN #SDGAwards! 🔝 21 initiatives show how innovation, creativity & commitment lead to impactful SDG Action. 2000+ applications, the selection was harder than ever!

sdgactionawards.org
Support your favs on the People's Choice Award!
Drone-based projects, crowdsourced stories of harassment & indicators on SDG progress ➡#SDGAwards VISUALIZERS are making complex concepts more readily understandable & affecting real change.

🤳Like & RT your favourite for the People's Choice Award! sdgactionawards.org
#SDGAwards STORYTELLERS are using #transmedia, immersive mediums & taking storytelling to the next level to make #inequalities, #migration, access to #water, or #climatechange impacts.

🤳Like & RT your favourite for the People's Choice Award
sdgactionawards.org
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Why protest a few bottles of water? Former Mayor Vicki Buck says it best "The application from Cloud Ocean was treated as a variation to an existing resource consent , when in my view it should definitely have been treated as a completely new consent.
The old ( unused ) consent related to Kaputone Wool scouring, was apparently specifically for wool scouring, (and interestingly according to people who worked there was never used to the full). Nor was it a fully consumptive consent in that the water was used for dilution
rather than taken and used 24/7 for 365 days a year. Most importantly it was from the very shallow aquifer (Aquifer 1) at about 30metres which is not an aquifer that interferes with our drinking water aquifer in any way.
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Let's talk about "national emergencies."
There are THOUSANDS of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in this country. Sisters, daughters, mothers, human beings that disappear without a trace. Where is the declaration over that crisis? #MMIW #MMIWG #MMIR
In a country determined to place nationalism at the forefront of domestic and foreign policy, we have a shocking number of homeless veterans. In states like Arizona, the number of #veteran suicides is 90.4 per 100,000. kdminer.com/news/2019/feb/…
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The landmark #SacharCommittee report that collected & analysed data on the social,economic & educational status of Muslims in India is now available in our resource section. Specifically,it tried to gauge if & why Muslims are under-represented in govt departments & other spheres.
Here are some of its findings. ruralindiaonline.org/resources/soci…
The 2001 Census showed that #literacy rates were low among Muslims, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
The perception that religious conservatism among Muslims is a major factor for not accessing #education is incorrect. As with many Indians, the main reason for ‘educational backwardness’ of Muslims is abject poverty, which forces many children to drop out of school.
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Today's #archaeology31 is #water needless to say water is often very important because people have flung things into it, for luck or appeasement, for millenia. We call those finds wetland depositions. Not all are ritual, some may well just be things lost. However, here's a story
Down in Skibereen, beside a lake called Lough Ine, lived a king called Labhraidh Loingseach, an O'Driscoll ancestor. His ears were as long as a horses and under Irish law he couldn't rule with such a deviation from the norm. So he got his hair done each year. Barber drowned after
But life, uh, finds a way. Water spirits are tricky wee buggers. A harp made from willows at the drowning spot of the barbers sang out clearly at a feast 'there's horses ears on Labhraidh Loingseach!!' and they wouldn't shut up. So the gaff was blown. Obv a medieval Irish twist
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Odio l'ipocrisia. Per settimane Malta (Unione Europea) ha rifiutato lo sbarco di 49 migranti da navi private battenti bandiera tedesca e olandese perché "non si creasse un precedente", grazie soprattutto alla mancanza di un accordo all'accoglienza tra gli stati UE. Viva l'Europa.
*Navi ONG ribattezzate (probabilmente a torto) "taxi del mare", che avallano de facto la tratta migranti, lucrosa per trafficanti di uomini senza scrupoli che si approfittano di povera gente in un continente sfruttato da secoli per le sue risorse naturali.
it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organizza…
Questa è la realtà e sarebbe l'ora di smetterla di girare la testa dall'altra parte e affrontarla in modo SISTEMICO.
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A taste of how @narendramodi is putting systems into place to ensure a better future for #India & preserve the #environment . #ModiFor2019
Have just come back after taking a round of a large #sewage treatment plant of a facility that's going under live monitoring
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The @PMOIndia ,@moefcc ,@CPCB_OFFICIAL & other statutory bodies have begun work on a massive interconnected net of sensors that will measure & monitor wastewater being generated & treated at all large commercial & industrial units in #India. 2/n
This system is designed to ensure no large #industry or facility can release untreated #sewage & harm the #environment.
The readings from the sensors will be monitored live at 7 locations including the @PMOIndia .
#ModiSarkarMeriSarkar
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I Received the below message from a #Friend and found it #TooGoodNotToShare ..

What is A.A.A.D.D.?

It is Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

#ThankGod they now have a name for it ..

Read on more to learn about #AgeActivatedAttentionDeficitDisorder ..
This is how it manifests:

I decide to #water my #garden
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my #car and decide it needs washing

As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mail box earlier
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car

I lay my car keys on the #table, put the junk mail in the #garbage can under the table and notice that the can is full

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first
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Water Thread from the new National Climate Assessment (#NCA4).

Explicit changes in water quantity & quality from human-caused climate change are already evident in the US.

Source: #NCA4, Chapter 3: Water. nca2018.globalchange.gov/chapter/3/
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Changes in the frequency & intensity of climate extremes are already underway. Climate change is already leading to changes in the frequency, duration, & geographic distribution of severe storms, floods, & droughts. #water #climate #NCA4
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Variable precipitation & rising temperature are intensifying droughts, increasing heavy downpours, & reducing snowpack.
Reduced snow-to-rain ratios are affecting the timing of both water supply & demand.
#water #climate #NCA4
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How are Potholes formed?

The images below are of the recently tarred service lane at Oshodi, work here was completed barely 6 months ago.

So, apart from the obvious poor quality of work done, why & how exactly did the Potholes occur?

A thread ~

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pothole?w…
The Wikipedia post basically outlines the issues as a failure in the fabric of the road due to moisture beneath the road surface & fatigue from vehicle load.

The article points more at snow as being the moisture enabling culprit but we obviously don't have snow in these parts.
'Snow' may therefore be substituted for another firm of precipitation - rain (and subsequently water).
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Pues me voy a animar como dije el otro día a hacer un proyecto 365, pero en vez de haciendo fotos, editando fotos mías antiguas, random, basadas en el mood de cada día.
La única limitación que me voy a poner, va a ser el formato 1:1... A ver lo que sale xD
#365photochallenge
I´ll say it also in English :)
I´m gonna try a photography 365 project, but instead of taking photos, processing old random photos of mine...
Only one rule: the square format.
Let´s see what I got, which will be directly affected by the mood of the day...
#365photochallenge
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Trump: Day 571
-Calls African-American Aide a "Dog"
-Cant Guarantee an "N" Word Tape
-Opposed 2 Putting Tubman on $20
-Omarosa Issues Startling Claims
-Gained More Executive Power w/Bill
-More Ethical Issues 4 Wilbur Ross
-US Crop Export Prices Plummet
-Manafort Refuses 2 Testify
Add...
Day 676 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Add...
Day 528 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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#Venus has strong associations with bubbles, because they bring joy, pleasure, and excitement, and are frequently used to mark happy occasions.
They are a literal representation of #effervescence, which is a #Venusian feature, and are often paired with #sugar (ruled by Venus), as in #soda, or used in #alcoholic beverages, which reduce social inhibitions and can stir the libidinal instincts.
For those reasons, #Venus is associated with #champagne, mineral water, and #bubbly drinks of all variety. They, along with #greentea, make great Venus #offerings.
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🔴💦 Our #Mars Express satellite has detected liquid #water hidden under the planet’s south polar ice cap. Full story: esa.int/Our_Activities…
We know from orbiters, landers & rovers that #Mars had a wet past, with its vast dried out river channels & minerals that can only form in liquid #water, but it is not stable on the surface anymore, so scientists are looking underground…
Until now evidence from the #Mars Express radar experiment MARSIS, the first radar sounder ever to orbit another planet, remained inconclusive. A new operating mode generating higher-quality data was needed to seek out better evidence for buried #water...
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After getting a good rap on the knuckles by editors for being a lazy lurker on social media, here's course correction. I am now doing a thread of all my reportage in 2018. (@sree and @prempanicker had encouraged me to do this many years ago 🙈) Please read and share.
While urbanisation is a global trend, villagers around #Ahmedabad don't want to live in cities. Since 2012, #Gujarat government has encouraged 12 cities to swallow up some 800 villages. And now, most of them are resisting. A take on the 'Gujarat Model'.
theguardian.com/cities/2018/fe…
The two main problems for the new state of #Telangana are exemplified in
Vemulaghat, a village off #Hyderabad. I went there to understand their conflict over land and #water for irrigation. CC: @Landesa_Global @LandConflicts thewire.in/politics/despi…
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hearing—"#China's Worldwide #Military Expansion" is a dramatic bellwether of growing concerns in Washington & beyond.

Now online—hard-hitting arguments + many data points, some deeply-analyzed yet hard to find elsewhere in public domain:
bit.ly/HouseIC
CAPT Jim Fanell, USN Ret, former @USPacificFleet N2:

"today, the PLA Navy consists of over 330 surface ships & 66 submarines, nearly 400 combatants. As of 4 May 2018, the @USNavy consists of 283 battle force ships: 211 surface ships and 72 submarines."
bit.ly/HouseIC
"By 2030, it is estimated [by Fanell & @SCheneyPeters in their chapter in @NavalWarCollege @ChinaMaritime Studies Institute's Chinese Naval Shipbuilding volume amazon.com/Chinese-Naval-… @USNIBooks that] the PLANavy will consist of some 550 ships: 450 surface ships & 99 submarines."
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#Israel will never recognize #Palestine,illegal segregated settlements in the #WestBank keep growing & #Gaza is a #ConcentrationCamp.
THE 2-STATE SOLUTION FACADE ENABLES #ISRAEL TO CLAIM THEY'RE A DEMOCRACY,allowing settlers in the occupied territories to vote & #Palestinians not
#Netanyahu:"I Deceived the #US to Destroy Oslo Accords"
#Israel never wanted peace,they already occupy #Palestine, only maintain the 2-state solution topic alive so they don't have to let Palestinians vote while claiming to be a Democracy.
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#Israel Incapable of Telling Truth About #Water It Steals From #Palestinians.
Water is the only issue in which Israel (still) finds it difficult to defend its Discriminatory, Oppressive & Destructive Policy with Pretexts of Security & God. #ApartheidIsrael haaretz.com/opinion/.premi…
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🚨🚨🇵🇷 CTA 🇵🇷🚨🚨Eagerly Awaiting Callback from .@SenBlumenthal and .@ChrisMurphyCT Ofcs to discuss ongoing #PuertoRicoRelief .@FEMA #Genocide
🚨🚨🇵🇷 CTA 🇵🇷🚨🚨Call Your Sens & Reps➡️DEMAND More Funding,Troops,Action for #PuertoRicoRelief IMMEDIATELY #PuertoRico
🚨🚨🇵🇷 CTA 🇵🇷🚨🚨Call Your Sens & Reps➡️Stop #PuertoRico .@Fema #Genocide
Instant Contacts for Your Member of Congress: contactingcongress.org
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