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Water Policy

Even With California's Legislature on Summer Vacation, Things Keep Perking in Jerry Brown World

William Bradley | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

With the California legislature off on a month's vacation beginning with the 4th of July weekend, it's a period in California politics in which several matters are poised awaiting resolution; namely, policy on water, high-speed rail, and space, the state controller's race, and Governor Jerry Brown's future.

California's Drought: The New Normal?

Sara Aminzadeh | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Sara Aminzadeh

The drought proclamation formally recognizes that "extremely dry conditions ... may continue beyond this year and more regularly into the future." This calls for permanent and fundamental changes in our behavior. Here are five ways to get started.

16 Water Recommendations for the Next President

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

We must not let the nation's superb water resources deteriorate, and we must work to improve the management and protection of our water systems.

Time for a 21st Century U.S. Water Policy

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.27.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Our national water challenges are part of a broader set of global water problems. Basic water services, including safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation, are still unavailable for between two and three billion people around the world.

$#*! Your Congressman Says: Devin Nunes' Wild Rant on California Water

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

It seems that all this particular Congressman is trying to do is be even more outrageous than talk show hosts and political extremists. Perhaps that plays in his district, but it does nothing to actually work to solve California's water problems.

LAPFD Flotilla Takes on LA River (With Gary Leonard Photos)

Anthea Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Anthea Raymond

On September 5, ten brave paddlers took to the waters of the Los Angeles River. They drifted, paddled, scraped, and dragged along in canoes and kayaks of various kinds.

'Water' by Steven Solomon: Southwest Water Fashions for a New Decade

William J. Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William J. Kelly

From the increasing use of Astroturf on high school fields to no flush urinals in restaurants and stores, Southwesterners are grappling with how to meet the water challenge.

'Water' by Steven Solomon: Going With the Flow

Howard Morland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Howard Morland

The water crisis is upon us, and unlike in a fiscal crisis, the scarce item cannot be manufactured out of thin air by central bankers. Plus water, unlike oil, has no substitute.

Recognizing Water for What It's Worth

Dr. Allan Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Allan Hoffman

Steve Solomon's new book "Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization" is an exhaustively researched and well written contribution to the world's increasing awareness of water issues.

Trying to Save Water When the Law Says Waste It

James McGrath Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James McGrath Morris

Water rights are the most precious thing on can hold in the Southwest. People used to kill each other over them in the old days. Today they use lawyers.

Obama, Palin, Copenhagen: The End Of Drinkable Water?

Steven Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Solomon

Those committed to doing the planet's serious business should stay focused on one, often overlooked but trackable key factor of climate change--the pivotal role of water.

Water Power

Jonathan M. Winer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jonathan M. Winer

In covering personalities and events, Solomon suggests that societies that know how to take advantage of new ways of using water dominate their time, while those that fail to address water crises disintegrate.

Red Snow Warning: The End of Welfare Water and the Drying of the West

Chip Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chip Ward

We are now dangerously close to the limits of what the Colorado River can provide, even in the very best of weather scenarios, and the weather is being neither so friendly nor cooperative these days.