Drought

November 10, 2016, 1pm PST
At the height of the California drought, a group of water suppliers offered rebates for people willing to remove lawns. Now, it's time to figure out if the experiment worked.
AP via San Jose Mercury News
November 7, 2016, 1pm PST
Communities in McClennan County, Texas, are working together to plan for a new water supply infrastructure that relies less on groundwater from the depleted Trinity Aquifer.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 25, 2016, 9am PDT
Curbed surveyed landscape architects specializing in drought-resistant lawns for their best "tips and tricks."
Curbed
October 24, 2016, 12pm PDT
Study links wildfires to climate change.
Five Thirty Eight
October 13, 2016, 6am PDT
L. A. company Turf Terminators promised low impact lawns in exchange for city rebates, but delivered shoddy work and hot rocks.
Bloomberg
September 20, 2016, 5am PDT
The American Society of landscape Architects is promoting a new guide to resilient landscape design, which examines hundreds of case studies for examples of infrastructure that works with nature, instead of against it.
ASLA The Dirt
September 7, 2016, 2pm PDT
The reservoir on the Colorado located above the Grand Canyon is dropping fast. A new study proposes a contingency plan to reduce the risk of catastrophe.
Arizona Daily Star
August 26, 2016, 10am PDT
Jeff Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, explains how the impacts of California’s historic drought are already changing the landscape of the American Southwest.
The Planning Report
August 7, 2016, 5am PDT
The Guardian sets out on a global trek to find the most water-stresses cities in the world.
The Guardian
May 27, 2016, 8am PDT
In October 2014, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti acted to make the city more resilient from drought and climate change. In 2016, we get an update from leaders Gary Hildebrand and Marty Adams on L.A.'s stormwater capture systems.
The Planning Report
April 29, 2016, 1pm PDT
An op-ed argues that instead of building a more resilient and sustainable water supply infrastructure, two water bills before congress would rollback exiting environmental protections.
Los Angeles Times
March 23, 2016, 10am PDT
Open data could be a powerful tool for understanding and managing drought conditions in California, and the state is preparing to release an initial 20 datasets with plans for more.
techwire
February 8, 2016, 9am PST
Madrid, already famous for deciding to impose stringent limitations on driving, has a plan to blanket the city in green to increase its resilience to the effects of climate change.
Fast Co.Exist
January 6, 2016, 11am PST
"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.
LA Observed
December 17, 2015, 9am PST
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.
U.S. Department of the Interior
December 11, 2015, 7am PST
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.
High Country News
December 5, 2015, 9am PST
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.
Pacific Standard
November 29, 2015, 9am PST
A new study by researchers at Columbia University estimates how predicted changes in the levels and locations of snowfall will affect water supplies.
The New York Times
November 20, 2015, 1pm PST
Out of sheer necessity, the state of California has embarked on a new process for regulating the use of groundwater.
Capital Press
November 4, 2015, 8am PST
San Francisco's water district has become the first in the nation to require newly constructed large buildings to collect and reuse nonpotable water.
SPUR Blog