"The hard lesson here is that infrastructure systems built to make cities resilient in one era may not serve them well at all in another era," writes Jon Christensen.
Jan 6, 2016 LA Observed
The Colorado River, drinking water source for one in ten Americans, is severely impacted. A new interactive visualization illustrates just how dramatic the problem has become.
Dec 17, 2015 U.S. Department of the Interior
Eric Balken makes the case that Lake Powell, anchored in place by the Glen Canyon Dam, is too inefficient a reservoir during times of water scarcity. Lake Mead, he says, is more than up to the task.
Dec 11, 2015 High Country News
Tens of thousands of wild horses still inhabit the western states. The Bureau of Land Management is caught between two camps: ranchers who want them contained and advocates who want them to roam free.
Dec 5, 2015 Pacific Standard
A new study by researchers at Columbia University estimates how predicted changes in the levels and locations of snowfall will affect water supplies.
Nov 29, 2015 The New York Times
Out of sheer necessity, the state of California has embarked on a new process for regulating the use of groundwater.
Nov 20, 2015 Capital Press
San Francisco's water district has become the first in the nation to require newly constructed large buildings to collect and reuse nonpotable water.
Nov 4, 2015 SPUR Blog
As some areas of the country seek out new sources of water, other areas are trying to protect what they have.
Oct 21, 2015 Brookings: The Avenue
Unusually scarce precipitation last winter has left little snow on the mountains, endangering a key California water reserve.
Oct 3, 2015 KPCC
New tools and technologies of the so-called Internet of Things are helping cities get a better handle on water scarcity and overabundance.
Sep 28, 2015 Data-Smart City Solutions