Ending the Water Blog

Nearly two years ago, ahead of the publication of Water Connections, I began writing this blog about fresh water. I had spent six years writing the book, and I wanted to stay current on the subject.

With this posting I end the blog – not for any shortage of topics but instead for shortage of time. I’m pursuing several unrelated projects that demand attention.

The blog has taken readers to places and subjects that are covered in the book, and it’s also travelled to new places, too. Mars, for example. A posting last July was about three rocket launches that month to investigate the presence of water on the Red Planet; the landings are expected next month.

Other postings since March 2019 reported on technology breakthroughs in and around water, the movements of pollution, the economics of ice, the pros and cons of dams, variations of hydro, the science of sewers and many other topics, even the art and design of drinking fountains.

My research also exposed me to other water-focused blogs and relevant sources, among them:

Science Daily

Circle of Blue

The World Water Council

American Rivers

This blog ends with the appealing prospect of change in the United States, thanks to the inauguration of a new president and the start of a new administration last week. Renewed federal concern about climate instability means a lot, as do respect for science and active concern for environmental quality.

I plan to remain current on water, only not on this blog. Past postings will remain online for a spell. And the book that led to the blog (“Water Connections – What fresh water means to us, what we mean to water”) remains available in bookstores mainly in New England and also through Bauhan Publishing and Amazon.

Thanks for your supportive comments and suggestions along the way.

Best regards. Be healthy. Press on.

Jim Rousmaniere

 

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