May 2, 2022

Featured in Fast Company

In the Face of Megadroughts, L.A. is Transforming How it Uses Water

After the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California told 6 million residents on Wednesday that they can water their lawns only once a week, the district’s general manager declared it a wake-up call: “The amount of water we have available to us right now,” he said at a press conference, “is not going to be enough to carry us through the entire year unless we do something different.”

April 24, 2022

Featured in The Tennessee Tribune

California Drought in Third Year

When not enough rain falls, farmers can’t grow food because the soil is too dry. Prolonged drought leads to famine and a slow death for millions. East Africa, Central Asia, large parts of India, China, Turkey, and Russia are suffering droughts. So is the American Southwest.

April 12, 2022

Featured in NRDC

Running on Empty: Is California Doing Enough on Drought?

California’s “wet season” officially ended with a whimper on April 1st, the last snow survey of the season showed our snowpack was only 38% of average for this time of year. That means we are heading into what is likely to be another hot, dry summer with near record low water storage in California’s largest reservoirs and not much help in snow reserves to carry us through until it rains or snows again.

April 1, 2022

Featured in San Francisco Examiner

Snowpack Report Signals Bad News for California’s Drought

The Sierra Nevada roughly translates to “snowy mountain range” in Spanish, but as the world warms, the dense snowpack that gave the high peaks its name is waning.

As the summer months inch closer, state officials have made clear that the drought gripping the state is set to continue based on snowpack data released Friday.

March 30, 2022

Featured in San Francisco Examiner

S.F.’s Hydropower Supply is Under Threat

San Francisco’s water and power supply are intimate bedfellows.

Nearly 20 percent of The City’s energy is generated by water stored at Cherry Lake and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, a glacial valley in the northwestern corner of Yosemite National Park – the same water that spills from our taps.

March 30, 2022

Featured in KCBX

KCBX News Update: Water Use Experts Share Conservation Tips

Governor Gavin Newsom is leaving it up to local water agencies to decide whether mandatory rationing is necessary at this point in the state’s drought.

Californians actually increased water use this January compared to the previous year, leaving experts who track water conservation concerned.