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Solving California's Water Problems

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Now, halfway through the second decade of the 21st century, we've hit the wall. California is in a drought -- some call it the third year of a drought, but it could also be called the 10th dry year out of the last 13. Even if next year brings some relief, our water problems will remain.

Sustainability Out of Necessity: One Country's Water Solutions

Anca Novacovici | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Anca Novacovici

With water scarcity becoming an increasingly recurring theme in the United States, we would do well to learn to do the same. Here are a few innovative water management sustainability projects that are worth learning from:

The New and Improved Water Cycle?

Joan B. Rose | Posted 01.26.2013 | Science
Joan B. Rose

Can we improve our reuse of water? Can we enhance our wastewater treatment to produce water fit for beneficial purposes? More water quality testing, better wastewater treatment and acknowledgement of this recycling is needed.

I Lost My Grass in Vegas

Ben Jablonski | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Ben Jablonski

The fact that Nevada as a whole is entitled to only 1.8 percent of the Colorado River's water prompted the SNWA to enact one of the nation's most aggressive and comprehensive water conservation initiatives.

Urban Water Management in San Francisco: Conservation by Recession, Efficiency and Innovation

Francesca Vietor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Francesca Vietor

Water, water, everywhere. Reservoirs are overflowing, utilities are beaming and skiers are ecstatic. The City and County of San Francisco is experienc...

Israelis Changing How They Manage Water

Yermi Brenner | Posted 12.12.2011 | World
Yermi Brenner

Israel is a country currently facing a dangerous imbalance between supply and demand of freshwater. Reuse of greywater -- generated from domestic activities like bathing, washing and laundering -- could contribute to the national goal of saving on water.

Water: Don't Lose It, Reuse It!

Michael Deane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Deane

It's hard for many to process the fact that although 70 percent of the Earth's surface is covered by water, we can only access about one percent as po...

Federal Bailout Won't Make A Dent in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Problems

Brooke-Sidney Gavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brooke-Sidney Gavins

The Delta, which provides water to nearly two-thirds of all Californians and is suffering from a three year drought, may not have a federal bailout after all.