Water Systems

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
December 11, 2013, 11am PST
Private financing of water systems goes at least as far back as ancient Rome. But as the number of people served by private water companies grows, some cities that have tasted privatization have found it lacking.
The New Yorker
July 14, 2013, 7am PDT
In the first in a series of articles exploring 'infrastructure solutions for the next generation', Cynthia Barnett examines the creative ways that communities are solving the problems caused by old and overtaxed water systems.
Orion Magazine
October 28, 2010, 10am PDT
Bob Herbert warns that the country is allowing its water systems to deteriorate despite a widely evidenced need for upgrades.
The New York Times
May 22, 2010, 5am PDT
Urban water systems are immense -- and little-understood. <em>Places</em> presents this video from the Center for Urban Pedagogy looking down below the streets to illuminate the mystery city water delivery.
Places