Here's a round-up of other water-related stories that floated our boat this month:
Can You Love a River Too Much?
While locals flock to the Isar River, picnicking, sunbathing, relaxing and partying, last year Munich council had to remove 150 tons of rubbish from its banks.
Read the original article here.
Artful Nature / Natural Art
In Nevada, The Nature Conservancy has broadened its river restoration projects by teaming with environmental artists who will use native willow cuttings to create large sculptures to improve water quality and provide habitat.
Read more about this cool project here.
What's Green and Floats?
In British Columbia it's self-sustaining archipelago of floating platforms that generates its own power, and contains a house, dance studio, greenhouse and garden of fruit and vegetables. Wayne Adams and Catherine King started building in 1992, grew two kids along with the flowers and strawberries, and if you come on a tour they'll show you around.
Read the original article and find out about tours here.
Plant Trees: Help Prevent Flooding?
In 2010 the UK's Forestry Commission suggested that the creation of woodlands in a few targetted low, marshy area would help slow mountain runoff in Cumbria.
Didn't happen. A highly engineered wall system failed catastrophically in 2015.
When people, property and politics are involved, things are never black and white: read the original article here.
Flooded Temple Revealed by Drought
Built in 1564, abandoned and flooded 400 years later, this completely intact church has re-emerged for only the second time ever as drought empties a Mexican reservoir.
Read more, and see the incredible picture in the original article here.
Boaty McBoatface, Come On Down!
The UK's National Environment Research Council is building a fantastically important and science-y new polar research vessel, and thought it'd be just jolly to ask the British public for name suggestions.
In a crushing blow for democracy, Boaty McBoatface is absolutely smashing the polls.