It’s All in the Flow: Water Quality Starts with Water Quantity.
by Wendy Pabich
What’s a river without water? Water is to a river like blood is to our veins. Water transports sustenance — nutrients, energy and oxygen — and flushes out toxins. Sufficient flow keeps water temperatures [...]
I’m thrilled to share with you the launch of my new book, Taking on Water: How One Water Expert Challenged Her Inner Hypocrite, Reduced Her Water Footprint (without Sacrificing a Toasty Shower), and Found Nirvana. It will be in bookstores on September 18th, but is available for pre-order from a number [...]
Icebergs litter the outwash plain after glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) shatters nose of Colonia Glacer. Photo by Wendy Pabich.
In a surprising twist, Chilean company Colbun SA last week recommended suspension of the environmental impact assessment of 1,400 miles of transmission lines that would serve the HidroAysen project—five proposed mega-hydrodams [...]
Protest in Coyhaique, Chile. (Photo by Jorge Paredes)
Nancy Glick of the financial blog, F3, wrote a great response to my posting Patagonia Sin Represas. She points out that the world has seen a marked decoupling between the rate of GDP growth and energy use in OECD countries, and that this trend [...]
Yesterday was a tough day for those fighting to keep five mega hydro-dams out of remote, iconic and stunningly beautiful Patagonia. The proposed HidroAysen project would generate, on average, 18,430 GWh of power, equivalent to 30% of power currently installed on Chile’s central grid, and require [...]