Water Scarcity News Features

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. How Cape Town Out-Conserved California
    4/6/2018

    Cape Town was supposed to run out of water on April 22, but an intense conservation effort averted disaster.

  8. Will California Bring Back Drought-Era Water Cuts?
    2/27/2018

    A proposal to reinstate water restrictions that held sway during the since-ended California drought is under consideration by state water regulators.

  9. Cape Town May Be First Major City To Run Out Of Water
    1/23/2018

    Though this time of year typically means an abundance of water supplies throughout the U.S., a major foreign city is having to contend with the possibility that it will run out of water entirely.

  10. Utah Bills Would Upend Water Utility Policy
    1/12/2018

    Proposals under consideration in the Utah legislature could dramatically curb the powers of water systems in the state.