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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.
May 13, 2015   Next City
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In response to California's drought, Gov. Jerry Brown recently issued an executive order proposing a wide variety of water restrictions. Blog Post
Apr 9, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
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.
Mar 29, 2015   OffCite
In what has been described as a "poster child" for future water showdowns in the west, local interests in Las Vegas are attempting a water grab from ranch land 275 miles north of the city.
Mar 10, 2015   Bloomberg News
Six chemical company employees have been charged, under the Clean Water Act, for an incident earlier this year that left 300,000 West Virginia residents without safe drinking water for more than a week.
Dec 18, 2014   Associated Press
In many places around the country, the price of water is increasing, quickly. While the reasons for the increase vary depending on the location, common to the issue is the ability of planning to either help or hinder the problem.
Dec 9, 2014   Governing
Colorado officials predict a 163-billion-gallon shortfall in its water supply by 2050, and the Continental Divide stands in the way of easy solutions to the challenge.
Nov 10, 2014   The Denver Post
Recent data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows that the country is using less water even as its population grows.
Nov 6, 2014   United States Geological Survey
The country's aging water infrastructure is growing more wasteful and expensive to fix with every year. What will it take to re-engineer our drinking water supplies?
Nov 3, 2014   NPR
David Sedlak, author of "Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource," explains how the deepening obsolescence of our water infrastructure is reaching crisis status.
Oct 12, 2014   Vox
The controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan, in the works for seven years, has been placed on hold again. According to officials with the state Department of Resources, the delay comes in response to comments on the project's draft EIR.
Aug 28, 2014   Sacramento Bee