Water Scarcity News Features

  1. 'Groundbreaking' Partnership Carried East Palo Alto Through Drought
    8/2/2018

    During the dry days of the California drought, one Silicon Valley city banned development because officials were unsure there would be enough water for projects.

  2. Race Is On To Harness Nation’s Last Untapped Water Sources
    7/16/2018

    As demand on water resources rises, will there be a mad rush to grab up the nation’s last untapped water resources?

  3. Americans Using Less Water Than Ever
    7/2/2018

    A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) spells out water use trends in the U.S. It is the 14th in a series of reports on U.S. water use, published every five years.

  4. After Hurricane, Puerto Rico Water Difficulties Remain
    6/18/2018

    Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico’s drinking water infrastructure last September.

  5. Permanent Water Restrictions Approved In California
    6/14/2018

    When California Governor Jerry Brown signaled lifted emergency conservation measures last year, many environmentalists worried that water savings achieved during the drought would dry up.

  6. Desal Plant Up For Debate In Orange County
    6/12/2018

    Ratepayers are debating the merits of a proposal for a new desalination plant in Orange County, CA.

  7. Water Utility Lesson Of The Year: Resiliency
    6/11/2018

    September of 2017 was the busiest month of hurricane activity on record, according to the Weather Channel.

  8. Raw Sewage A Major Problem In Appalachian Towns
    6/5/2018

    In small Appalachian towns, finding enough money to maintain wastewater infrastructure is a big challenge.

  9. Water Crisis Hits Nation’s Fastest-Growing Urban Area
    5/25/2018

    The nation’s fastest-growing urban area has a water supply problem.

  10. Fresno Eases Reliance On Groundwater With New Plant
    5/4/2018

    Despite years of reliance on groundwater to meet its drinking water needs, Fresno is now giving surface water a chance.