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Energy development on the plains: Water resource conflicts

Energy development on the plains: Water resource conflicts

proceedings of the 1981 PARC Symposium (Canadian plains proceedings)

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Published by Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages57
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8214208M
ISBN 10088977028X
ISBN 109780889770287
OCLC/WorldCa9536447

Courtney Weatherby is a research analyst with the Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia and Energy, Water, & Sustainability programs. Her research focuses on sustainable infrastructure and energy development challenges in Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific, particularly food-water-energy nexus issues in the Greater Mekong Subregion.


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I enjoyed reading the author's framing of the s on the Plains in terms of of "reimagining landscapes", sources of energy and conflict over resources.4/5.

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10 Mining and water conflicts. Water is a fluid resource, constantly moving between the atmosphere, land and sea; flowing through minerals, plants and soil.

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In fact Turkey's water resources are far from abundant. Turkey has only about a fifth of the water available in water-rich regions such as North America and western Europe.

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But all forms of energy development can produce conflict. Paced by strong growth in agriculture, manufacturing and energy — as well as a growing tech sector — the Great Plains now boasts the lowest unemployment rate of any region.

North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska are the only states with a jobless rate of around 4 percent; Kansas, Montana, Oklahoma and Texas all have unemployment rates.

Then as now, water and water rights were of vital importance on the Great Plains. Webb discusses agriculture and irrigation, and looks at laws and customs that were eventually implemented to govern the use of water.

The book is outdated in this section, as it was written before the Ogallala Aquifer was in wide use to irrigate the s: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) needs to mobilise about 20 million US dollars to fight a plague of migratory locusts that is threatening food security in the region.

North America - North America - The lowlands: Irregular ridges of coarse morainic deposits mark the outer limits of the advance of the Cordilleran ice sheets, which swept down preexisting river valleys in the Rockies. Broad, low moraines also mark the southern limit of the larger, thicker continental sheets, which advanced south out of Canada.

Energy. Italy’s lack of energy resources undoubtedly hindered the process of industrialization on the peninsula, but the limited stocks of coal, oil, and natural gas led to innovation in the development of new energy sources.

It was the dearth of coal in the late 19th century that encouraged the pioneering of hydroelectricity, and in Italy became one of the first countries to transmit. Biodiversity is not evenly distributed, rather it varies greatly across the globe as well as within regions.

Among other factors, the diversity of all living things depends on temperature, precipitation, altitude, soils, geography and the presence of other study of the spatial distribution of organisms, species and ecosystems, is the science of biogeography.

Low latitudes (latitudes close to the equator) receive more of the sun's energy and much precipitation, while higher latitudes (latitudes closer to the poles) receive less of the sun's energy and too little temperate deciduous forest biome provides a more moderate climate, along with fertile soil, timber, and abundant wildlife.

The plains offer flat landscapes and fertile. The book won numerous awards including the Francis Parkman Prize for the year’s outstanding book on American history. The Contested Plains tells how the rise of American Indian horse culture and the discovery and pursuit of gold in the Rocky Mountains led to dramatic changes and conflicts.

The Gobi, on the other hand, is due to the rain shadow caused by the recent uplift of the Himalayas between the 4th and 14th centuries. At the time of Gengkis Khan, the Gobi was a grassland/great plain/veldt but was already drying. Typically, a negative change in resources.

The High Plains are at the nexus of many of the most pressing environmental issues facing the United States today, including water use, energy resource development, human.

Preservation Office to conduct an intensive cultural resource inventory of the Bozeman Trail in Wyoming. This historic resource received priority because it passes through the Powder River Basin, an area heavily impacted by energy development.

The study area. Conflicts over water started long ago, and predictions are that they are going to get even worse in the near future as human populations increase in many parts of the world. To minimize such conflicts, water conservation measures are likely to become commonplace in many regions, even in some places where water is now taken for granted.

Water Conflicts in South Asia, Managing Water Resources Disputes Within and Between Countries of the Region (), Published by GEEHonolulu HiUSA. Barrages in India (), Publication numberCentral Board of Irrigation and Power, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

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The U.S. Geological Survey’s Front Range Infrastructure Resources Project (FRIRP) was designed, with direct input from stakeholders, to advance our understanding of the location and characteristics of accumulations of energy, construction aggregate, and water—herein termed infrastructure resources—in the plains immediately east of the.

geology. Chapter 2 discusses the plains area of the reservation. Topics include rangelands management, wildlife, saline seep, and pest and predator control.

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The Canadian cuts across the High Plains to isolate the southern part, the Llano Estacado, which has little drainage. Beneath the High Plains lies the enormous store of relict water held by the Ogallala Aquifer-unquestionably the region's most valuable resource The Southern High Plains.

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The reports of the President's Water Resources Policy Commission () and the President's Materials Policy Commission () were the landmarks. BILLINGS, Mont., April 1—Governors of the Western Plains coal states gathered here today to tell the Federal Government that they are going to resist national energy development.

Data provided by the Colorado Division of Water Resources indicates that the commission granted 64 permits for new wells in the Southern High Plains in. Eastern Plains tallies up benefits from renewable energy projects The 15 counties on Colorado's Eastern Plains could see $ billion in investments and const Political winds of change are powering greener energy to the point that conservative organization and rural farm interests are certainly paying attention if not getting onboard.

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In this informational book, readers will learn about the Native American tribes that once inhabited the Great Plains of the United States. Their way of life, their dependence on bison for food, shelter, and clothing, and their interaction with settlers - some of which proved deadly for both - is examined.

Chauncey Starr points out that water is both our most valuable and most wasted resource. 10 In the United States, total per capita water withdrawals quadrupled between and Consumptive use increased by one-third between just and the early s, to about gallons per day.

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The article concludes that, although the water–energy–food WEF nexus concept may offer useful insights, its use in policy formulation should be tempered with caution.

Technical options that appear beneficial at the conceptual level can have unintended consequences in practice, and policies focused on issues of scarcity and efficiency may.

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Brazil is a case in point for how one country has used water as a platform for economic development, with its successes, failures and current challenges.Letters: Chris Osman and Dr Linda Murgatroyd welcome the news that wildflowers will line England’s new roads but questions whether we should be building new roads at Julian Batsleer on.