Water Conservation

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
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
Cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are working together to save water and use reclaimed water for non-drinking purposes.
Jan 30, 2009   Fort Worth Star Telegram
New statistics show that the province of Manitoba throws out more, recycles less and conserves less water than any other province in Canada.
Jan 28, 2009   The Globe and Mail
Champion cyclist Lance Armstrong tops a list of heavy water users in a city trying hard to conserve while meeting rising demand during a drought and steady or rapid population growth.
Aug 26, 2008   Austin American-Statesman