December 29, 2020

Featured in The Desert Sun

Trump Signs Spending Bill That Could Send Millions of Dollars to the Salton Sea

President Donald Trump on Sunday signed a roughly $900 billion stimulus package meant to tackle both COVID-19 relief as well as federal spending. Tucked in the 5,593-page-long law, courtesy of Southern California Democrats, are provisions that hold the potential to unlock millions of dollars of new federal spending to address the Salton Sea.

December 3, 2020

Featured in Circle of Blue

Will Water Unite Us?

Shortly after the networks called the 2020 presidential race for Joe Biden, a list of four priorities appeared on the president-elect’s transition website.

Until that point, the Biden campaign’s “Build Back Better” platform was anchored by a placeholder message, one that urged patience from the American people and noted that votes were still being counted.

November 18, 2020

Featured in Let's Talk About Water

Bide(n) Time for America’s Water Resources With Peter Gleick

Dr. Peter Gleick, co-founder and president emeritus of the Pacific Institute, believes Joe Biden could be the man to save American water policy, which has been foundering under Donald Trump. In his co-authored policy brief, Water Recommendations to the Next President, Gleick and his colleagues lay out the biggest issues with US water safety and access, and what President Elect Biden needs to do to guarantee clean water for all Americans and limit the global repercussions of climate change. 

October 15, 2020

Featured in Financial Times

Water Futures Meet Cool Reception

Water futures are about to hit financial markets for the first time, with the launch of contracts tied to prices in California. But academics and investors fear the derivatives will offer a poor hedge for water users and may end up distorting prices for the vital resource. 

August 31, 2020

Featured in New Security Beat

Where the Oil Runs Deep, Water Turns Foul

When Farhad Ahma returned to his native country last year on a work trip, his first thought was of his small daughter back home. The air around him was so thick with pollution, he couldn’t imagine she would survive the climate in this region of northeastern Syria. Ahma himself struggled to breathe almost as soon as he arrived, nauseated by the heavy smell within a couple hours.

August 10, 2020

Featured in The Hill

Heat waves to heighten energy and water insecurity during COVID-19

Heat warnings and advisories have been in effect in many parts of the U.S. this summer and experts are predicting that above-average temperatures will dominate much of the country into September. This means higher energy bills for many Americans who are out of work and struggling economically.