Water Conservation

Most of us who live in major metropolitan areas know that urban water supplies are dwindling. The question is: what can we do about it?
May 19, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
The Colorado River is struggling to provide enough water for 25 million people, which could lead to water shortages and water wars in the areas that rely on its bounty. Officials are looking to find a long-term solution, reports Felicity Barringer.
Dec 12, 2012   The New York Times
With a multipronged strategy, San Antonio has managed to achieve the nearly impossible - keeping water use flat while accommodating substantial growth - rightfully earning it the title "Water's Most Resourceful City," reports Mose Buchele.
Aug 10, 2012   NPR
In Orange, California, city codes require that front yards be 40% landscaping. After considerately adding drought-resistant plants and bark to save water, the city sued an Orange couple.
Mar 3, 2010   www.latimes.com
Developers of Sterling Ranch, a proposed master-planned community in Colorado, want its future residents to curb their water use. One way they're ensuring this is by nixing traditional, lush lawns from their plans.
Oct 15, 2009   The Wall Street Journal
Water saver or environmental hazard? Questions are compounding about artificial turf as more homeowners ditch their grass for fake lawns. Contradicting city policies muddy the issue in the arid Southwest.
Sep 4, 2009   Miller-McCune
When mandatory water conservation rules took effect in Glendale, California, homeowner David Wood installed artificial turf to maintain the green front yard emblematic of the American Dream. But his new fake lawn is against the law.
Aug 9, 2009   Glendale News Press
As water resources dwindle, golf course managers are becoming go-to experts on conservation.
Aug 7, 2009   The New York Times
Underground water sensors that monitor and display moisture and soil conditions on computers are saving millions of gallons of water at golf courses.
May 22, 2009   The New York Times
This piece from <em>Scientific American</em> looks at the jurisdictional challenge of conserving water in the cross-state Ogallala Aquifer, one of the world's largest sources of freshwater and the backbone of the nation's farm economy.
May 20, 2009   Scientific American
An exit interview with Tom Graff, who joined Environmental Defense Fund in 1971, when the environmental movement was just getting started.
Apr 3, 2009   The Planning Report