Category Archives: Supply

US, Mexico pact on Colorado River water

A number of news outlets (including ASU’s Cronkite News Service!) have reported on the agreement between the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, and the Southern Nevada Water Authority and one of their Mexican … Continue reading

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Fresh water – why not make more?

Fresh water is scarce in Arizona, and around much of the globe. Ocean water, however, is plentiful. Why can’t we make ocean water into fresh water? The short answer is economics. There are two primary methods of removing salt from … Continue reading

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El Nino forecast for 2012: Neutral/Weak El Nino

The Climate Prediction Center continued its forecast for a weak El Nino or neutral conditions this winter, based on barely above-average temperatures observed in the Pacific. The analysis notes that it’s possible that El Nino conditions could strengthen in the … Continue reading

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