Cities and suburbs face billions of dollars in investments and repairs to comply with Clean Water Act standards. The NRDC outlines some of the urban water conservation methods municipalities can take to reduce stress on these infrastructure systems.
Aug 13, 2014 The Natural Resources Defense Council
Christian McPhate and Ashlea Sigman provide a thorough and insightful read about the environmental impacts of Texas' water management policies, especially along the Brazos River, a drought-stricken water supply that cuts across the state.
Jun 29, 2014 The Dallas Morning News
The pressures on water supply are growing at the same time that water quality is becoming more expensive and more difficult to maintain. A recent article examines the challenges in the farm state of Nebraska.
Apr 17, 2014 Governing
A recent article details the rapid growth, evaporating surface storage capacity, and manicured lawns worsening drought conditions in Texas (no, not California).
Apr 14, 2014 Next City
America’s water infrastructure is behind the times. With over 240,000 water main breaks annually, and only 3.8% of wastewater being reused, the country’s water systems scored a D from the American Society of Civil Engineers on its 2013 report card.
Sep 15, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
Indian cities boast of huge GDP contributions, but cannot fulfill the basic needs of their citizens, such as providing safe drinking water. Central government funding has enabled some improvements in the urban water sector, but much more is needed.
Sep 9, 2012 Business Standard
In producing updated sewer service maps, New Jersey's 21 counties have partnered to sketch out statewide development well into the future. Critics complain that the plans favor developers over the environment, reports Jill P. Capuzzo.
Aug 6, 2012 The New York Times
In a long read published in <em>Places</em>, Austin Troy delves into the complicated nexus between the need to increase water resources and decrease energy use, which are both exacerbated by, and exacerbate, climate change.
Jan 29, 2012 Places
A local firm is leading an effort in New Orleans to manage the city's water more like the Dutch.
Jun 10, 2011 Architectural Record
Philadelphia's water department has opened its first street made of porous pavement, which will help city streets safer by absorbing rain water.
May 10, 2011 philly.com