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Alternatives / parallel methods of producing / delivering water into severe drought suffering areas:

 

Desalination. The most appropriate alternative, actually. Instead of iceberg transportation from distant latitudes, there could be build desalinating facilities around the coastal lines, and to pipe the obtained sweet water deep into the desert.

 

Methane. Just like the icebergs - depending on the utilization this gas could be considered as a threat - greenhouse gas, or as an advantage - energy/H2 source. 10 to the 9th tonnes of methane are flared off by oil wells each year. Anyone who has taken elementary chemistry can calculate how much water is produced in burning that amount of methane.  In order to condense it out one must cool the exhaust, and the best way to do that is to evaporate sea water, which when added to the water condensed from the burnt methane gives much more than 10 to the 9th tonnes of fresh water.

 

Weather modification. Dispersing silver iodide in the sky through planes or rockets. The moisture from clouds forms droplets around the small particles, and this leads to raining.

 

DriWater. This is very progressive technology that transforms liquid water into jelly. Then certain quantity of this jelly is placed near the stem, and the roots of the plant thus securing its constant irrigation. Because of the consistence of the jelly the water is not absorbed at once, but in certain period of time, defined by density and quantity. 

 

All these and other water delivering methods require price and ROI calculation, as well as comprehensive computer simulation. Each one of them could be considered as too expensive in one point of view and most preferable in another one. That is why perhaps the best way is to use combination between all of them, and to apply the most appropriate one in specific situations.

 

Here you may see few links to:

Similar purpose projects – searching different ways for watering and greening the deserts/fighting CO2.

Major international agreements on climate change.

Some of the most aware organizations, respectively most probable participants in an eventual operation.

 

 

 

 

 

Similar purpose projects – searching different ways for watering and greening the deserts / fighting CO2:

 

Driwater:            

http://www.csigeo.com/driwater.htm

http://www.driwater.com/site.html

Weather modification:

http://www.atmos-inc.com/weamod.html

http://webserv.chatsystems.com/~doswell/wxmod/wxmod.html

http://www.evac.ou.edu/okwmdp/

http://twm.co.nz/

http://www.weathermod.com/

http://rams.atmos.colostate.edu/gkss.html

 

Methane:

http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/chemweek/methane/methane.html

http://www.epa.gov/methane/

http://people.cornell.edu/pages/tg21/usgs.html

http://www.ciesin.org/TG/AG/liverear.html

 

Pumping CO2 into underground aquifers

Other methods of CO2 sequestration

 

Watering the desert in Libya

Planting trees in the Sahara desert - Egypt

 

China’s experience:

http://fpeng.peopledaily.com.cn/200107/05/eng20010705_74234.html

http://www.asia-tpn1.net/highlight.html

http://www.adb.org/Documents/News/2001/nr2001081.asp

 

Desalination:

http://resources.ca.gov/ocean/html/chapt_5k.html

http://www.idadesal.org/

http://www.desline.com/

http://www.coastal.ca.gov/desalrpt/dchap1.html

http://urila.tripod.com/desalination.htm

http://urila.tripod.com/Seawater.htm

http://www.ewatermark.org/watermark15/article1.htm

http://www.usbr.gov/lc/yuma/desalting/benefits.htm

http://www.medrc.org/

http://www2.hawaii.edu/~nabil/

 

 

 

 

 

Major international agreements on climate change:

 

Kyoto Protocol

Vision Statement of Australia, China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the United States of America for a New Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the most aware organizations, respectively most probable participants in an eventual operation:

 

 

 

    faologo   WaterAid  United Nations Development Programme  European flag - link to Homepage EUROPA website 

 

 USGS home page.        NERC Logo      

 

CSIRO Online - web site of the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation         Collage depicting fish, ships, satellites, ocean, maps, buoys, sun, hurricanes -- with the NOAA Logo    

 

        JACARA logo IPCC

 

Australian Antarctic Division    SYOWA

 

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency - Government of Canada     SA Water Research Commission (WRC)

 

 

Water Forum Graphic                    FAN logo   


 

IMF LogoInternational Monetary Fund      World Bank Group

 

 

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