L.A. Water Use Plummets During Hot Summer Amid Calls to Conserve During DroughtNovember 7, 2022 | news
How Can California Boost Its Water Supply?November 7, 2022 | news
How Water Has Been Weaponised in UkraineOctober 23, 2022 | news
Saving Water Makes CentsOctober 5, 2022 | post
For the past 30 years, water rates in the United States have risen faster than inflation and all other utility rates, adding to the struggle faced by millions of people across the nation to pay water and sewer bills. Water efficiency investments reduce the need for expensive new water and wastewater infrastructure, saving communities hundreds of millions and in some instances billions of dollars in capital costs and millions more in annual operating costs.
Heat Domes and Heat Waves Take More Water From ReservoirsSeptember 13, 2022 | news
It’s the Thirstiest Crop in the US South-West. Will the Drought Put Alfalfa Farmers Out of Business?September 12, 2022 | news
Tidal Marsh or ‘Fake Habitat’? California Environmental Project Draws CriticismSeptember 10, 2022 | news
Advancing Affordability through Water EfficiencySeptember 8, 2022 | publication
This paper examines the relationship between water conservation and efficiency and affordability. Specifically, it examines the near-term effect of water conservation and efficiency on utility bills, i.e., water, wastewater, and energy bills, for conserving households and the longer term effect on water and wastewater costs for the larger community.
Left Out in Drought: California FishSeptember 7, 2022 | video
Impacts of the California Drought on Freshwater Ecosystems.
Left Out in Drought: California FishSeptember 7, 2022 | publication
More than 97% of California is now experiencing severe drought. While California is known for extreme hydrologic variability, climate change has increased the severity and frequency of droughts significantly intensifying the crisis many fish species face.
Be ‘Less Squeamish’ About Drinking Recycled Wastewater, British Official SaysAugust 29, 2022 | news
Dead Fish Are Piling Up Across Shores of San Francisco Bay, Lake Merritt, As Algal Bloom GrowsAugust 28, 2022 | news
High Grocery Bill? Blame the WeatherAugust 24, 2022 | news
Does the Bay Area Have Enough Water to Build Housing During the California Drought?August 22, 2022 | news
Pipe Dream or Possible? Experts Weigh In on Idea of Sending Mississippi River Water to WestAugust 14, 2022 | news
Newsom unveils long-term strategy to bolster California water supplyAugust 11, 2022 | news
Dramatic NASA Photos Reveal Lake Mead Water Levels at Lowest Point Since 1937July 21, 2022 | news
In Face of Recurring Drought, Cities Seek Security in Wastewater Recycling ProjectsJuly 17, 2022 | news
They Sounded Alarms About a Coming Colorado River Crisis. But Warnings Went UnheededJuly 15, 2022 | news
Pacific Institute Launches New Water and Climate Equity Strategy for United StatesJuly 11, 2022 | post
Throughout the world and in the United States, water insecurity and climate change both disproportionately affect frontline communities—those who are impacted first and worst from climate change. Historically disadvantaged and marginalized communities, including rural communities, low-income communities, and communities of color, often suffer the most from environmental injustices related to climate change and lack of safe and reliable water from household and community water systems.
California Is Finally Reducing Water Use, but It’s Not Enough Amid Severe DroughtJuly 8, 2022 | news
Ensuring Water Conservation and Efficiency Programs Are Accessible to All—In California and BeyondJuly 5, 2022 | post
Californians and others in the Western United States need to save water. This is true now amidst a historic megadrought, and it will continue to be true when this drought ends. But many water conservation and efficiency programs aren’t accessible to low-income households.
Salton Sea – La Mejores Prácticas para la Participación ComunitariaJune 28, 2022 | video
A Spanish translated version of our webinar, Salton Sea – Best Practices for Community Engagement.
Salton Sea – Best Practices for Community EngagementJune 28, 2022 | video
- articulation of how community input is integrated into project objectives and design,
- requirements for contractors to maintain community engagement throughout project design and construction,
- differences between public relations and community engagement, and
- developing a strong framework for responding to community input in a timely and clear manner.
Nevada Conserves Lake Mead, but Big Cuts to the River Still May ComeJune 25, 2022 | news
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