Drought

October 9, 2018, 11am PDT
Metro Phoenix has a lot to think about as Lake Mead water shortages become ever more likely. A three-state drought contingency plan may only be a temporary fix for a problem that'll divide cities and stakeholders.
azcentral.com
August 22, 2018, 12pm PDT
Two case studies exemplify the extreme economic and legal pressures surrounding water supply in the state of Arizona.
Water Deeply
July 27, 2018, 9am PDT
The California Water Commission made an historic commitment to new water storage projects. Many of the largest projects planned in the state will require additional funding before construction can commence.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 23, 2018, 12pm PDT
With water levels habitually low, officials from the Eastern Sierra say they are "headed for a showdown” with L.A.
Los Angeles Times
July 17, 2018, 9am PDT
While California's tendency toward drought is on temporary hiatus, homeowners flush with equity again feel enabled to install pools at record levels.
The Orange County Register
May 21, 2018, 10am PDT
Climate change is only part of the story, but humans have left a detectable footprint on the distribution of the global water supply.
Grist
May 12, 2018, 7am PDT
We've all seen the maps that show the water rising around the edges of costal and waterfront communities as sea-level rise and climate change take effect. A new report shows the effects that have already changed the state of California.
Sacramento Bee
May 5, 2018, 5am PDT
A report from a coalition of nonprofits recommends, among other restrictions, allowing outdoor watering only twice per week.
The Texas Tribune
April 9, 2018, 7am PDT
For decades the arid state has required most new construction projects to demonstrate adequate water supply, but at the edge of the next dry spell, two lawmakers are trying to get rid of the rules.
The Arizona Republic
March 16, 2018, 7am PDT
Population growth creates a collision course in the American West.
Voice of San Diego
March 13, 2018, 11am PDT
The state's widespread practice of supplying unlimited untreated water to homes may be part of the reason it has to spend billions on a new pipeline and dam.
Water Deeply
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March 7, 2018, 2pm PST

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James Brasuell
January 17, 2018, 5am PST
The UAE has created a storage facility under the desert that can provide up to 100 million liters per day in the event of an emergency.
Quartz
January 3, 2018, 8am PST
In 2017, the Southern California city no longer had to be concerned about water quantity, but was plagued by issues of water quality.
Voice of San Diego
December 18, 2017, 9am PST
If the desert metropolis wants to survive, it will need a strategy built on something other than a denser, more urban downtown.
Dezeen
September 14, 2017, 11am PDT
In the Western states, an especially hot summer stoked the yearly blazes, to many experts' surprise. For some, bigger wildfires are a "canary in the coal mine" for climate change.
The Atlantic
August 26, 2017, 9am PDT
A recent study lends new specificity of the human cost and economic damage wreaked by climate change in the coming decades.
Governing
Blog post
August 8, 2017, 6am PDT
We can all do better when it comes to water.
Kayla Matthews
May 12, 2017, 10am PDT
Massachusetts is showing all signs of a state that has recovered the water it lost during a two-year drought.
The Boston Globe
April 14, 2017, 6am PDT
What a difference a wet winter makes.
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