Todd Jarvis, who wears many hats - Director of OSU's Institute for Water and Watersheds, teacher, hydrogeologist, Rainbow Water Coalition blog owner, friend, colleague, artist, et al. - recently prepared answers to questions on water conflict posed by journalist Juliana Elias of the Brazilian science magazine Galileu.
His answers are excellent and he granted me permission to post them here, although he said he thought they were not 'WaterWired worthy'. Like some smart people. he's humble. [Note to Todd: did you see my 'Tiny Bubbles' post?]
This material should appear in the September issue of Galileu.
Note: For those of you who are unfamiliar the use of '101' after a topic - it signifies an introductory approach, so named after many USA freshman-level college courses, e.g. Geology 101, Physics 101, etc. So Todd's material is just that - an introduction for the non-wonk.
Enjoy - but I doubt that water conflict is ever simple.
"When one man drinks while another can only watch, Doomsday follows.” - Turkish proverb (thanks to Northwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 4)