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Paula Henson

paula_hensonI am a Los Angeles native, an educator and water conservation advocate with a background in landscape design. I have been providing classes all over southern California for adults about landscape water conservation, and have over 10 years of experience teaching 3 to 5 year-olds. Previously I facilitated courses in several major U.S. cities in Film Production for AFI (American Film Institute) Public Service programs.

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INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SOILS

Yes, it’s officially time to celebrate soil! Attend the Soil in the City summit (www.urbansoil.org) in L.A. this February!

RECYCLED WATER FOR NON-POTABLE USE IN CALIF.

From the Nov 2014 issue of Opflow the magazine from AWWA: Firefighters in Dublin, CA and the Alameda County Fire Dept. are using recycled water during training and for controlling small fires.
Also, so far this year 9.5 mil gallons of recycled water has been used for construction, dust control and irrigation in Alameda County.
Residents can also sign up for up to 300 gal of recycled water per visit to the district’s treatment plant. Since mid-June 2014, they’ve used more than 1.5 mil gallons!

IS THERE WATER IN THAT ART OR. . .

Major Works of Art reveal fixation with water! Ok, maybe you’re not so surprised.

I was wondering how many famous paintings feature water. So, not being an art afficiando I tried to come up with the most famous paintings I could think of. Mona Lisa, Monet’s Water Lilies, that melting clock, the Scream and the American Gothic one.

Water in the background? Mona Lisa, check. The Scream, check. Melting clock, yep. American Gothic…well, no but there’s always an exception. And, what do you know, here are a bunch of others. Starry Night, Birth of Venus, Sunday Afternoon on the Island…. (Seurrat), Ok, that girl with the pearl earring does not have any water in it (but her headband’s blue!!)

And famous artists: Klimt? Well, really I have no idea. (Ditto, Picasso, Jackson Pollack) Those ballerinas? Da Vinci’s Last Supper—you betcha (gotta look closely)

AQUASTAT – GREAT INFO!

AQUASTAT is FAO’s global water information system, developed by the Land and Water Division. The main mandate of the programme is to collect, analyze and disseminate information on water resources, water uses, and agricultural water management, with an emphasis on countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. This allows interested users to find comprehensive and regularly updated information at global, regional, and national levels

TOP 10 GLOBAL WATER HOTSPOTS

TOP 10 GLOBAL WATER HOTSPOTS

Turkey – Completing dams on the Tigris and Euphrates will deprive both Syria and Iraq of their primary sources of water.

India – A long-standing disagreement over the Indus River, which flows from Kashmir into Pakistan, continues to be a point of contention. Meanwhile, India and Bangladesh continue to battle over the depleted and badly polluted River Ganges.

Israel – A dispute over the Jordan-Yarmuk system between Israel, Syria and Jordan has been simmering since the 1950s.

Laos – Erecting a dam on the Mekong River will affect the water supply to Cambodia and Vietnam.

Tajikistan – A plan to dam a tributary of the Amu Darya river has prompted Uzbekistan to impose tariffs and travel restrictions on its neighbour.

China – Conflict is growing over the Brahmputra River, which originates in Tibet and feeds into India and Bangladesh.

Ethiopia – Ethiopia’s plan to dam the Blue Nile will stifle the flow of water to Egypt and Sudan.

Senegal – The west African nation has been battling since 1989 with neighbour Mauritania over grazing rights on the Senegal River.

The Aral Sea – Once the world’s fourth-largest inland lake, it’s now 10% of its original size due to diversion projects. Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan still rely on it for water.

Mexico – Ongoing disputes continue between Mexico and the seven U.S. states that are fed by the Colorado River. The river is so depleted that it no longer reaches the sea.

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