Tagged: Reservoirs

Nature, at your service - Waiology

Waiology Jul 13, 2011

By Daniel Collins Humans have depended on nature since we were knee-high to Australopithecus afarensis. Our ancestors drank river water, harvested berries from bushes and took refuge beneath trees. Today, we drink tap water, buy groceries from supermarkets and build houses out of trees. Over the two million intervening years, humans have increasingly co-opted and engineered natural ecosystems to meet … Read More

El Nino brings drought to Venezeula, and exposes a flooded town - Crikey Creek

Daniel Collins Mar 16, 2010

El Nino means different things to different people. “The boy”, in Spanish, in weather-related circles it is the warm phase of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climate pattern. The cold phase is La Nina (“the girl”). To Venezeulans, El Nino means a little more: drought. But this year’s drought brought a blast from the past – bitter-sweet memories. Water levels … Read More