#Waterroundup for November 8th, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018
What does voting, University of North Carolina - Chapil Hill, sleep, hovercrafts and the Pope have in common? They all are the topics of this weeks, weekly water roundup.
In early voting polls, Californians were leaning against borrowing $9 billion for water projects. Californina is known for its subpar water infrastructure. The money would go towards restoring dams, watershed and fishery improvements and habitat protection and restoration.
University of North Carolina canceled classes on Tuesday, October 6th, due to a water main break. This is the second time in two years, where the main pipe has broken, disrupting all of the residents of Chapel Hill.
Is coffee really necessary? According to Penn State's new research study, drinking water can help you feel less tired. Published in the journal Sleep, the study looked into levels of hydration and inadequate sleep patterns.
In the landmark case, Sturgeon v. Frost, the Supreme Court will decide what rights Americans have, when it comes to water use. In a nearly decade long battle with the National Park Service, John Sturgeon has fought for his right to fly his hovercraft upstream, so that he access the hunting grounds above them.
In his statement, on October 8th, the Pope has affirmed that access to clean and safe drinking water, is a human right. In his statement, he explained that access to water is often corrupted by financial greed, and that people's health is sacrificed, in return.