Wednesday’s Water News — UPDATED
It’s Wednesday, humpday, and the day we celebrate water on the internet — tweeting about #waterwednesday.
In today’s water news, the Portland City Council is voting on the controversial decision to fluoridate Portland’s water. Portland is the nation’s biggest city without fluoride. UPDATE: The city approved the decision.
Nationally, the Waterkeeper Alliance is celebrating 40 years of the Clean Water Act. This piece talks about some of the celebrations, and features some Waterkeepers from the Pacific Northwest. If you are in DC on Saturday, check out their celebration. Check out the Waterkeeper Alliance on Twitter.
Globally, access to clean drinking water is a growing problem, particularly in an era of climate change. This article highlights the challenges facing South Asia, with the melting Himalayas.