Category Archives: Drainage-Irrigation

PROFILE: First Year of Rotary Club of Garden City Georgetown – by Francis Quamina Farrier

– by Francis Quamina Farrier

Founded a year ago in September 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic raged around Guyana and the rest of the world, a group of 33 patriotic Guyanese banded themselves together and founded the Rotary Club of Garden City – Georgetown.  Each individual member felt that their involvement could make a positive difference to the quality of life of their fellow Guyanese. As most citizens would agree, there is the need for many more individuals and groups who are focused on giving more of themselves to work for the genuine development of the Guyana society at large.

The important discipline of not littering or dumping garbage illegally, here, there and anywhere, is needed so much in Guyana at this time. While there are exemplary citizens who do the right things most of the time, there are just too many who lack the urge to extract the line from the country’s National Pledge which states in part, “To Love My fellow citizen.”      Continue reading

SEA DEFENCE: How The Dutch Reclaim Land and Build Sea Walls – 2 videos

The Sea Wall That Saved a Nation- Video #1

This 32-kilometre sea wall saved an entire country from flooding. Now it’s getting a super-sized upgrade. Discover how – https://bit.ly/2E5qFt4.   The project team are using 2020s technology to upgrade a 1920s sea wall – https://bit.ly/2E5qFt4 …Full story here – https://www.theb1m.com/video/the-sea-…

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Global food supplies will suffer as temperatures rise – climate crisis report

Politicians around world continue to respond to report from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Wheat harvesting season in Ghaziabad, India. When heat and humidity is high, people cannot work safely in the fields.
Wheat harvesting season in Ghaziabad, India. When heat and humidity is high, people cannot work safely in the fields. Photograph: Pradeep Gaur/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock
— Tue 10 Aug 2021- THE GUARDIAN
Food production around the world will suffer as global heating reaches 1.5C, with serious effects on the food supply in the next two decades, scientists have warned, following the biggest scientific report yet on the climate crisis.

 

Rising temperatures will mean there will be more times of year when temperatures exceed what crops can stand, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in its sixth assessment report published on Monday.

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USA: California Faces Extreme to Exceptional Drought…Yet Again – by Rosaliene Bacchus

New post on Three Worlds One Vision

I was so consumed with the COVID-19 pandemic that I paid no attention to the lack of rainfall in the early months of 2020 and 2021. To tell the truth, I enjoyed the dry winter months. I got to spend more time gardening. Cold and damp days kill the joy of being outdoors. Then, on May 10, California Governor Newsom grabbed my attention when he placed 41 counties, 30 percent of our state’s population, under a drought state of emergency.

READ MORE: http://rosalienebacchus.blog/2021/06/27/california-faces-extreme-to-exceptional-droughtyet-again/

GUYANA: OIL: Geopolitics of oil and water in Guyana: Part 2 – By Ivelaw Griffith

The Liza Destiny FPSO – Guyana’s first oil production vessel

By Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith – OilNOW – June 25, 2021

The first article discussed Guyana’s geography and environmental conditions against the backdrop of South America’s lone English-speaking petro state. I turn attention now to the nature and impact of the flooding and offer a few prescriptions to address the challenge.

Water, Water Everywhere

Guyana’s current aqua condition calls to mind the memorable line in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s classic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: “Water, water, everywhere.” Heavy rains are expected in Guyana at this time of the year, part of the country’s May-June rainy season.        Continue reading

GUYANA: The Mayor of Georgetown – Central Government Will Not control City’s Drainage -Video

MAYOR SAYS GOVT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTROL CITY PUMPS AND SLUICES

HGPTV (Channel16 Cable67) – June 19, 2021

GUYANA: The Mayor of Georgetown Ubraj Narine is making it translucently clear that he will not allow\ government to seize control of the operations of the drainage pumps and sluices under his purview. These utterances come following a meeting on Thursday with the mayor and several government ministers. Amel Griffith reports.

GUYANA: Early Morning Downpour Causes Flooding in Georgetown – June 17, 2021- video

EARLY MORNING DOWNPOUR CAUSES FLOODING IN CITY – NEWSROOM VIDEO

An early morning downpour caused several parts of Georgetown to be flooded. Central government has again lamented the poor management of the drainage systems in the city.

GUYANA: June 2021 Flood disaster worse in regions 2, 5, 6, 7 and 10 – CDC

A CDC map showing the various levels of flooding in each region
A CDC map showing the various levels of flooding in each region

DRAINAGE: Flooding in Guyana- Editorial by Stabroek News

One would have thought that after the 2005 flood crisis our politicians might have learned a few basic lessons, but it seems that they are endowed with a unique capacity to forget the things they should remember. Following any large-scale flood all the right noises are made about what had not been done, what should have been done and what will now be done to prevent it from happening again.

And then everything is conveniently forgotten until it does happen again. So there should be no surprise that we are currently looking at inundations affecting all the regions, with the loss of livestock, property and crops which this inevitably involves.          Continue reading

VIDEO: Lands That Will FLOOD in Our Lifetime – World Map examples

Lands That Will FLOOD in Our Lifetime

Atlas Pro – Some places are more threatened by rising sea levels than others, but in the end we’ll all be paying a price. Alternate titles include: “Where You Shouldn’t Invest in Real Estate,” “Places You Should Vacation to Before They’re Gone,” and “Oh Man We’re In A Lot Of Trouble On This One Aren’t We?”
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