Resiliency News

  1. Looking Beyond Drought, 17 States Invest In Water Reuse As A Long-Term Supply Strategy

    Traditional water supplies are no longer a certainty for many municipal water utilities across the U.S., sparking a wave of investment in water reuse and desalination projects exceeding $18B.

  2. Study On Impact Of Climate Change On Snowpack

    An international team of scientists, including one from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has found that up to 20 percent loss in the annual maximum amount of water contained in the Western United States' mountain snowpack in the last three decades is due to human influence.

  3. Sewer Workers May Face Ebola Threat

    Researchers say sewer workers operating near a hospital treating Ebola patients may be at risk of picking up the virus, which can cause a fast-acting and often fatal disease.

  4. California Dryness And Recovery Challenge Multi-Century Odds

    Between October 2011 and September 2015, California saw its driest four-year period in the instrumental record, which dates back to 1895. Parts of the state lost more than two full years of precipitation during the prolonged, severe dry spell.

  5. Utility Cyberattack Targets Bandwidth, Not Water

    In a recent cyberattack, water utility hackers were more interested in nabbing free cellular bandwidth than in interrupting water service.

  6. Scientists Link Recent California Droughts And Floods To Distinctive Atmospheric Waves

    The crippling wintertime droughts that struck California from 2013 to 2015, as well as this year's unusually wet California winter, appear to be associated with the same phenomenon: a distinctive wave pattern that emerges in the upper atmosphere and circles the globe.

  7. San Diego Water Resilience Project Wins Top Global Civil Engineering Award

    A project to increase water system resilience for San Diego County residents has won the prestigious 2017 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

  8. Birds To Blame For Fire At Water Treatment Plant

    Birds appear to be the culprit behind a recent fire at a water treatment plant in Peabody, MA.

  9. ‘Future Of Water’ Conference At MSU Fosters Collaboration Across SEC Universities

    A collaborative conversation on a simple topic – water – is yielding discussions that literally could change the world, and researchers are saying that change is critical for meeting increased water needs around the globe.

  10. Calculating Recharge Of Groundwater More Precisely

    A team of international researchers led by University of Freiburg hydrologist Dr. Andreas Hartmann suggests that inclusion of currently missing key hydrological processes in large-scale climate change impact models can significantly improve our estimates of water availability.