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Dry times for Adelaide

Our rainwater tanks in suburban Adelaide ran dry mid-February 2015 for the second time this summer, after a minimal rain event of about 20 mm mid-January 2015 put a small volume back in the tanks, but it was soon used up on the vegetables in their peak growing season. 209 more words

Caring For Our Planet

The jigsaw of energy, food and land

  •  As population grows, so food demand increases.
  • As population grows, so available farm land decreases
  • As population grows, so energy demand increases.
  • There are solutions to this apparent conflict.
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Bill Butterworth

Let's talk about water

Okay people, it’s time. I’ve stayed silent long enough. It’s time to talk about water. Or, more specifically, how we’re running out of it.

Sure, I’ve provided facts and figures in other blog posts before, outlining how to save water by taking a shorter shower, reusing dishwater, and growing plants more native to your area to prevent the egregious overuse of watering plants that need a lot of water to survive in desert or dry areas (I’m looking at you, … 833 more words

Water Problems

Wet and Dry

Wet and dry can describe a lot of situations in life.

Lots of ways to understand wet landscapes from dry landscapes–the landscape of the humid temperate northern slopes of the Berner Oberland from the arid tropical sands of the Rub Al Khali. 405 more words


Getting Real About Water Conservation

Every time a region of the United States enters a short- or long-term drought, out come the histrionics.  “The sky is falling.”  But crying “wolf” is not a remedy.   790 more words


The Wild West's water future

This is one of those posts where I start writing about something on a whim, realize that it’s a big enough topic to write a grad school dissertation on, do a frantic spurt of research, and settle for writing a short and insufficient introduction. 577 more words

Courtney Van Stolk