The NIDIS November 2014 newsletter “Dry Times” is hot off the presses

Cover of November 2014 Dry Times from NIDIS
Cover of November 2014 Dry Times from NIDIS

Click here to read the newsletter. Here’s an excerpt:

If you’re the boss, how much water would you give to the farms that grow your food? To the lakes and streams where the fish and animals live? To the power plants that make the electricity that runs your television?

And what happens if the next year, you only have half as much water to hand out?

Some Boulder, Colorado, kids answered these questions through a water budgeting game meteorologist Lisa Darby developed in collaboration with the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) in Lincoln, Nebraska. The kids were part of an August day camp program at a local non-profit, the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence.

The game covered where our water comes from, how it’s used, and what might happen if a drought occurs. (Guess what uses the second biggest proportion of household water in Denver? Toilets!)

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