Water Scarcity News Features

  1. Water Used For Weed Cultivation Faces New California Rules

    California has plans to regulate the water used by marijuana growers since their notoriously thirsty crop has long fallen outside the scope of regulatory oversight.

  2. Nestlé To Bottle Water In Drought-Plagued Phoenix

    Nestlé is opening a new water-bottling plant in Phoenix, the capital of a state the U.S. Drought Monitor says is almost universally plagued by drought conditions.

  3. California Takes Regulatory Steps Toward DPR

    California is developing new regulations for wastewater that may permit direct potable reuse (DPR), expanding on the momentum of popular indirect reuse programs.

  4. Critics Dub Donald Trump A 'Drought Truther'

    Critics say drought deniers are the latest kind of “truther,” rejecting science in favor of a theory that California’s water challenges have been exaggerated.

  5. Arizona Regulators At Odds Over Water Industry Reform

    Arizona water regulators are divided on how much the government should help small water utilities threatened by a historic drought and other pressing challenges.

  6. With Mandates Revoked, Is Conservation Dead In California?

    California lifted its blanket water conservation mandates last month, putting more power in the hands of local water regulators to decide on conservation goals.

  7. Utility Installs High-Efficiency Tech In Low-Income Homes

    The water utility in Madison, WI, is trying to help low-to-mid income homeowners save money by offering them technology that makes it easier to conserve water.

  8. Report Slams Texas Utilities On Water Loss, Conservation

    Water utilities in the recently drought-ravaged state of Texas need to do a lot more to save water, according to a new report on conservation in the Lone Star State from the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, and Galveston Bay Foundation.

  9. California Shelves Water Restrictions In Positive Shift For Utilities

    In a major policy shift, California is ending its sweeping, historical water restrictions amid signs the drought is easing in what analysts are calling a positive development for water utilities.

  10. Dried Watershed Loses Wildlife, Nitrogen Removal Capabilities

    It’s difficult to imagine California’s Hidden Valley Wildlife area deprived of the many birds that had once inhabited it. Sadly, the 70 acres of wetlands just south of the Santa Ana River dried up in 2010 after a severe storm wrecked the channel