Some Massachusetts cities shut off water to enforce timely bill payment. Others place liens on the property that result in extra fees and can lead to foreclosure. Nearly all have water-bill assistance programs that target homeowners, the elderly, or disabled, but not specifically those who are low-income.
This U.S. Department of Agriculture station outside Greeley and other sites across the Southwest are experimenting with drones, specialized cameras and other technology to squeeze the most out of every drop of water in the Colorado River — a vital but beleaguered waterway that serves an estimated 40 million people.
Wildfire and drought dominate the climate change debates in the state. Yet this less-talked-about reality has California cornered. The coastline is eroding with every tide and storm, and everything built before we knew better.
It takes more than 1,500 gallons of water to make a chocolate bar. Consider limiting your consumption of these foods as part of a water-wise diet.
An environmental group wants to unite Israelis, Palestinians, and Jordanians behind the idea that water can bring peace in the Middle East.
Here with Dr. Peter Gleick, co-founder and president emeritus of the Pacific Institute. Peter serves on the Circle of Blue Board of Trustees from his base in California, where Governor Gavin Newsom just signed a bill directing some $130 million to improve access to clean drinking water for many state residents.
As an expert on water and climate issues, Dr. Gleick joined the podcast to talk about the crisis we face, what needs to be done about it, and the importance of science in the public debate.
In the latest episode of Speaking of Water, host Eileen Wray-McCann speaks with Dr. Peter Gleick, President Emeritus of the Pacific Institute, on a new bill in California that directs some $130 million dollars to improve access to clean drinking water for many state residents.
But the reality is that even in this country, there are many, many people without access to what most of us think of as safe, affordable, clean water and sanitation.But the reality is that even in this country, there are many, many people without access to what most of us think of as safe, affordable, clean water and sanitation.
A new report from the Pacific Institute finds that in 2015, 208,000 Californians lacked toilets, while 211,000 lacked hot and cold running water. Slightly more than half the individuals without toilets and hot and cold running water were homeless, but nearly half resided in homes with incomplete plumbing.