It was World Water Week last week, a week for discussing and acting on global water issues. With my hydrological background I feel compelled to write about something water related. Deciding the exact topic however, has been challenging, as I’m constantly bombarded with water themed stories: My Sydney-based family tell me about the ongoing drought with … More Talking About World Water Week
The Asian monsoon season presents inconveniences, challenges and major disruptions. Our climate is changing. How might future events such as flooding affect you and your community? … More Eight Months of Rain
It’s around 8pm as I unwind from a busy day which has included planning and teaching various lessons, dodging trucks and motorbikes through chaotic streets by bike and buying soil for my soon-to-be-flourishing balcony ‘garden’. My belly is full of curry and rice and I’m contemplating devouring a square or two of chocolate. There are … More Water for Life
Strolling from my house, emerald coloured lorikeets screeching and the day’s warmth receding into a pale pink sky, I marvel at the rubbish I pass along the way. Rusty old appliances, couches with ripped upholstery and a rotting bookcase dumped on the footpath. Once functional and treasured items, now discarded, no longer wanted. Waiting expectedly … More What a Load of Rubbish!
Today I am thankful for water. For clean drinking water. For flushing toilets. For beaches and waterways which are safe to swim in. Last week I was staying with family in Sydney, where current kitchen renovations mean there is no operational stove, oven or kitchen sink. While cooking dinner, we mused about the minor inconvenience of having to wash dishes in the bathroom instead of conveniently in the kitchen. … More Water Stories