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Question for twitter: Why hasn't there been a single new reservoir built for over 30 years in the UK?
We used to build loads:

#water #watershortage #drought #privatisation Image
Disclaimers: I made this graph by going through the 500-odd wikipedia entries for UK reservoirs and noting their completion dates (stuck alone at home with covid). Didn't include hydro-electric projects or canal feeders as far as possible. It's not comprehensive, but not bad
What I think this shows is that a +30 year gap in building new reservoirs is not normal. There hasn't been even a 5 year gap in the previous 150 years.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/19/2021…
This is how western states must change because of the Colorado River water shortage…

#ColoradoRiver #WaterShortage #PolicyChange #WaterRights #OpEd
4760 pieces of trash compose 'perpetual plastic' data sculpture on bali beach…

#PublicArt #DataSculpture #repurposing #PlasticWaste #BaliBeach
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Coming after consecutive drought years, 2018 brought the worst drought in 20 years in Andhra. The state government declared 347 mandals (blocks) drought-affected in nine of 13 districts.

#Election2019 #AndhraPradesh
Source: IndiaSpend Text on green background ex...
Further, the entire state received 32% deficient rainfall between June 2018 and April 2019, affecting the main kharif and rabi (October to March, or winter) crops.
Nagamma belongs to the Boya caste, a Backward Class group. She has been leaving her, now teenage son, back in the village to work on Guntur's chilli farms for the last six years.

#distressmigration #watershortage #crisis #climatechange Image is text on green back...
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