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Water Conservation

December 19, 2019, 1pm PST
States in the Lower Basin of the Colorado River will contribute more water in order to keep reservoirs from reaching critically low levels.
azcentral.com
October 4, 2019, 12pm PDT
The city says water conservation programs and customer cutbacks have resulted in a drop in water usage.
Albuquerque Journal
August 26, 2019, 11am PDT
New agreements and the first cutbacks in water usage signal the start of concerted efforts keep the river and reservoirs from dropping to dangerous levels.
Arizona Republic
August 28, 2018, 9am PDT
Arizona has excelled at storing water in preparation for future droughts. The challenge now is how cities will access that water when they need it.
Arizona Daily Star
June 4, 2018, 12pm PDT
Las Vegas home and business owners can now receive $3 for every square foot of lawn they replace with less water-intensive landscaping.
Las Vegas Review Journal
May 31, 2018, 1pm PDT
Cheap water flows freely to the golf courses of St. George, Utah, but all the new residents mean it’s going to have to increase supply or reduce demand—or both.
CityLab
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
December 14, 2017, 10am PST
This is a story about green building practices, conservation, and rainwater capture—not desalinization.
News Deeply
December 12, 2016, 10am PST
Recognizing the ongoing drought's severity, Sacramento is set to adopt a new statewide conservation plan. But some say the regulations don't place enough pressure on California's agricultural sector.
KPCC
December 5, 2016, 8am PST
Even as the Golden State has a wetter fall, California's water leaders have launched a new tool to leverage information technology and available information to support decisions around local water reliability.
The Planning Report
November 7, 2016, 10am PST
Creating adaptive, sustainable communities may require rethinking some planning basics.
Denver Business Journal
October 13, 2016, 6am PDT
L. A. company Turf Terminators promised low impact lawns in exchange for city rebates, but delivered shoddy work and hot rocks.
Bloomberg
May 13, 2015, 12pm PDT
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.
Next City
May 1, 2015, 12pm PDT
Pricing through tiered levels (i.e., charging more for customers using higher volumes of water), will be difficult, if not impossible, thanks to the ruling of a California appeals court on April 20.
The California Report
November 6, 2014, 9am PST
Recent data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows that the country is using less water even as its population grows.
United States Geological Survey
October 31, 2014, 10am PDT
In an effort to conserve water and prevent the expensive water importation in the future, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently published a new directive for city-wide water conservation.
Los Angeles Mayor
October 9, 2014, 11am PDT
As opposed to the wasteful "Ice Bucket Challenge," 4Liters challenges individuals to experience water poverty by limiting themselves to four liters of water for 24 hours, about 1 percent of the amount an average American uses.
Treehugger
September 22, 2014, 1pm PDT
Laura Bliss provides a summary of the controversy surrounding plans to bring the "Slide the City" event to Temple Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles.
CityLab
August 15, 2014, 7am PDT
Suburbanites facing fines from municipalities or trying to impress their neighbors have an alternative to keep their lawns shining while still saving water—spray paint.
GOOD Magazine
May 19, 2013, 9am PDT
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?
The Atlantic Cities