January 6, 2016, 11am PST
"The hard lesson here is that infrastructure systems built to make cities resilient in one era may not serve them well at all in another era," writes Jon Christensen.
December 17, 2015, 9am PST
The Colorado River, drinking water source for one in ten Americans, is severely impacted. A new interactive visualization illustrates just how dramatic the problem has become.
U.S. Department of the Interior
December 11, 2015, 7am PST
Eric Balken makes the case that Lake Powell, anchored in place by the Glen Canyon Dam, is too inefficient a reservoir during times of water scarcity. Lake Mead, he says, is more than up to the task.
December 5, 2015, 9am PST
Tens of thousands of wild horses still inhabit the western states. The Bureau of Land Management is caught between two camps: ranchers who want them contained and advocates who want them to roam free.
November 29, 2015, 9am PST
A new study by researchers at Columbia University estimates how predicted changes in the levels and locations of snowfall will affect water supplies.
November 20, 2015, 1pm PST
Out of sheer necessity, the state of California has embarked on a new process for regulating the use of groundwater.
November 4, 2015, 8am PST
San Francisco's water district has become the first in the nation to require newly constructed large buildings to collect and reuse nonpotable water.
October 21, 2015, 8am PDT
As some areas of the country seek out new sources of water, other areas are trying to protect what they have.
October 3, 2015, 11am PDT
Unusually scarce precipitation last winter has left little snow on the mountains, endangering a key California water reserve.
September 28, 2015, 12pm PDT
New tools and technologies of the so-called Internet of Things are helping cities get a better handle on water scarcity and overabundance.
Data-Smart City Solutions
September 2, 2015, 1pm PDT
The largest fire in the state history is burning in Washington. This year's particularly bad fires had predictable, perhaps preventable, origins.
August 28, 2015, 12pm PDT
Indian Tribes in the Pacific Northwest are using real time data to monitor and support salmon populations on rivers impacted by water and power infrastructure along with the region's ongoing drought.
August 16, 2015, 7am PDT
Brown lawns may be less aesthetically pleasing than synthetic lawns, but are they safer?
August 15, 2015, 11am PDT
A researcher from the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University explains how to use interactive maps to track climate change.
July 13, 2015, 2pm PDT
Existing grey infrastructure in China cannot cope with rapid urban expansion and frequent droughts and floods. Several cities, with Beijing's approval, are experimenting with rainwater capture methods as an alternative.
Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E)
June 29, 2015, 8am PDT
Frustrated with Congress' inability to fund a six-year transportation bill, Mayor Greg Stanton is backing an August sales tax measure to expand light rail. Stanton also discusses climate change and water rights in the article and accompanying videos
May 20, 2015, 12pm PDT
With snowpack down to 16 percent of normal levels, Washington officials are bracing for drought.
May 20, 2015, 7am PDT
What would a policy that requires development to make more efficient use of land and resources (like water, for instance) look like?
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.
May 7, 2015, 12pm PDT
A tale of two water-parched cities, one in California, the other in New Mexico, and the critical role played by tiered water pricing. Long known as an effective economic strategy to reduce consumption, tiered pricing also influences equity.