Water Conservation updates

Sustainable seafood = more $$$, no? Video

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) served reporters in the District of Columbia a sustainable seafood lunch. The MSC certified dish was purchased from a restaurant brand found in the city. Can you guess which brand it is? It is probably closer to you than you might think! https://bit.ly/2UdAOay



Scientists reveal substantial water loss in global landlocked regions

Along with a warming climate and intensified human activities, recent water storage in global landlocked basins has undergone a widespread decline. A new study reveals this decline has aggravated local water stress and caused potential sea level rise. The study, “Recent Global Decline in Endorheic Basin Water Storage,” was carried out by a team of scientists from six countries and appears in the current issue of Nature Geoscience. “Water resources are extremely limited in the continental hinterlands where streamflow does not reach the ocean. Scientifically, these regions are called endorheic basins,” said Jida Wang, a Kansas State University geographer and the study’s lead author. Using gravity observations from NASA/German Aerospace Center’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, or GRACE, satellites, Wang and his colleagues quantified a net water loss in global endorheic basins of approximately 100 billion tons of water per year since the start of the current millennium. This means a water mass equivalent to five Great Salt Lakes or three Lake Meads is gone every year from the arid endorheic regions. https://bit.ly/2RDJVzF