Water

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Even as the Golden State has a wetter fall, California's water leaders have launched a new tool to leverage information technology and available information to support decisions around local water reliability.
The Planning Report
November 15, 2016, 9am PST
Aspen, Colorado's City Council has voted to preserve the city's water rights with an option to dam local waterways if climate change or population growth creates a shortage of water in the future.
Boulder Weekly
November 7, 2016, 10am PST
Creating adaptive, sustainable communities may require rethinking some planning basics.
Denver Business Journal
October 7, 2016, 10am PDT
AB 2480, recently signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown takes a small but important step toward making better use of natural systems for water management infrastructure.
American Rivers
October 3, 2016, 6am PDT
Big projects are setting up Atlanta for a big future, argues Pete Saunders in a recent Forbes piece
Forbes
September 28, 2016, 9am PDT
Nearly 500,000 people in the rural parts of the United States cannot afford modern plumbing.
The New York Times
August 14, 2016, 5am PDT
Climate researchers are hoping to coordinate the efforts of Midwest cities toward creating plans and working toward more holistic approaches to climate change.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
June 23, 2016, 6am PDT
As climate changes in the Rockies and the southwest, Lake Powell is gradually shrinking. The debate over Glen Canyon Dam is on again, and this time environmentalists aren't the only ones against it.
Pacific Standard
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
April 28, 2016, 9am PDT
Los Angeles has made major progress in restoring the Santa Monica Bay. Now, The Bay Foundation's Tom Ford sees opportunities for L.A. to capitalize on its natural resources.
The Planning Report
December 3, 2015, 2pm PST
The New York Times created a "Room for Debate" feature offering four points of view on the subject of infrastructure repair.
The New York Times
October 21, 2015, 8am PDT
As some areas of the country seek out new sources of water, other areas are trying to protect what they have.
Brookings: The Avenue
October 3, 2015, 11am PDT
Unusually scarce precipitation last winter has left little snow on the mountains, endangering a key California water reserve.
KPCC
September 28, 2015, 12pm PDT
New tools and technologies of the so-called Internet of Things are helping cities get a better handle on water scarcity and overabundance.
Data-Smart City Solutions
Blog post
July 1, 2015, 2pm PDT
It’s a big question being tackled by land use planners and water providers in Colorado, where the traditional disconnect between water realities and land use decisions precludes a sustainable balance between water supply and urban growth.
Dean Saitta
May 30, 2015, 9am PDT
A "water atlas" compiled by UCLA's Luskin Center for Innovation reveals the patchwork that is Los Angeles' water supply system. Neighborhoods reliant on small providers and groundwater sources may be vulnerable.
CityLab
May 13, 2015, 12pm PDT
When water policy and land use planning operate in separate spheres, it's more difficult to design for efficient resource use. Better communication is needed in the drought-stricken southwest.
Next City
Blog post
April 9, 2015, 2pm PDT
Arid states can both reduce water use and avoid intrusive government by eliminating zoning regulations that mandate or encourage water-wasting lawns.
Michael Lewyn
March 29, 2015, 9am PDT
Operated by a pair of brothers, Finca Tres Robles is one of several Houston farms coaxing fresh produce from unused urban land. Increasingly, urban farmers compete with developers for space.
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