Water Scarcity News Features

  1. Amid Drought, Connecticut Water Utilities On Alert For Cyanotoxins

    Water utility officials in Connecticut are on high alert for cyanotoxins as they contend with the effects of a serious drought.

  2. Massachusetts Taps Emergency Measures To Fight Drought

    Officials in a populous coastal state are cracking down on water wasters and passing emergency measures to bolster their dwindling water supplies — and it’s not the state you might think.

  3. California Island Running Out Of Water

    Residents of Catalina, an island off the coast of California, have tried a laundry list of ways to save water, but they still have not vanquished their supply challenges.

  4. International Water Industry Conference Stirs Controversy

    A conference for water-industry professionals scheduled this month in Venice, Italy, has landed at the center of an international political debate.

  5. Drought-Stricken California Faces Questions About Water Reserves

    Late last year, California passed a new set of laws that would, for the first time, require the state to account for its groundwater resources and measure how much water is being used.

  6. Environmentalists Sue To Protect California Fish From Treatment Plant Practices

    The cities of San Bernardino and Colton, CA, and a regional water treatment authority, are being sued by a collective of environmental groups because of the continuous killing of the Santa Ana suckers, a fish on the federal threatened species list.

  7. Reining In Water-Wasting Irrigators With New Science

    Can advances in the laboratory reduce water-scarcity pressure?

  8. Is Rate Restructuring In California Unconstitutional?

    Water conservation and a rise in supply costs compelled the Santa Barbara City Council to hike water rates in August.

  9. Utilities Key To Filling Gaps In California’s Water Data, Report Says

    California has a water-data scarcity problem and experts say utilities have a role in fixing that.

  10. Cali’s $16 Billion Water Plan Gets Audited

    Critics are pushing back against a $16 billion proposal for water security in California, and state lawmakers targeted the plan, supported by Governor Jerry Brown, for a new audit this month.