With increasing strain on water resources in the Southwest from population growth and climate change, water managers are continuously looking for new ways to conserve water. A new report by the National Research Council finds no difference in the risk between current drinking water and highly treated recycled wastewater.
A new report by the Los Angeles-based Economic Roundtable describes the economic and job benefits associated with investments in water-use efficiency in the city.
A new report by California scientists and the Environmental Defense Fund proposes thinning forests in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in order to increase water yield and extend snowpack.
A new report finds that power plants around the country are stressing freshwater resources by consuming large volumes of water for cooling, and often discharging water that is 90°F or warmer, which can harm fish and wildlife.
A new study by the Pacific Institute examines the water requirements for current and projected electricity generation in the western U.S. in the area bounded by the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains to the west.
Last winter’s abundant snowfall is has filled many California reservoirs to the brim, causing state and federal water agencies to sell off the surplus water at reduced prices, reports the Sacramento Bee.
A report just released by the Pacific Institute, Municipal Deliveries of Colorado River Basin Water, documents the large population growth in cities across the West that are dependent on water from the Colorado River Basin.