Drought

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.
Capital Press
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.
SPUR Blog
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.
Brookings: The Avenue
October 3, 2015, 11am PDT
Unusually scarce precipitation last winter has left little snow on the mountains, endangering a key California water reserve.
KPCC
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.
The Seattle Times
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.
Northwest Treaty Tribes
August 16, 2015, 7am PDT
Brown lawns may be less aesthetically pleasing than synthetic lawns, but are they safer?
Sacramento Bee
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.
National Geographic
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
The Washington Post
May 20, 2015, 12pm PDT
With snowpack down to 16 percent of normal levels, Washington officials are bracing for drought.
Los Angeles Times
Feature
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?
Eliot Allen
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 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.
The New York Times
May 6, 2015, 2pm PDT
The water level in Lake Mead dropped to an all-time low at the end of April, falling below 1080 feet above sea level for the first time in 78 years.
Brookings
April 27, 2015, 5am PDT
The future has arrived in Western Australia thanks to new technology created and implemented by Carnegie Wave Energy. The CETO project marries renewable power with desalination—a timely marriage when droughts and climate change take center stage.
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
April 10, 2015, 11am PDT
California's drought is getting all the press, but much of Oregon is in the fourth year of drought, with this year now qualifying as "exceptional drought."
The Oregonian
Blog post
April 9, 2015, 2pm PDT
Arid states can both reduce water use and avoid intrusive government by eliminating zoning regulations that mandate or encourage water-wasting lawns.
Michael Lewyn
March 5, 2015, 7am PST
It might be hard to believe if you're in Boston right now, but the entire West Coast is suffering a poorly timed dearth of snow, a critical source of drinking water and hydroelectric capacity for the region.
The Bellingham Herald