Water Scarcity News Features

  1. World’s First DPR Plant Inspires U.S. Water Managers

    With few exceptions, direct potable reuse (DPR) has not been adopted by U.S. water suppliers yet, besides tiny regions of Texas that relied on this water recycling method to survive the recent drought. Several states, including California, are still working on regulatory changes that would make this technology permissible.

  2. Connecticut Seeks To Crack Down On Exports To Bottled Water Company

    In an effort that is opposed by water companies, Connecticut regulators are trying to restrict water exports in the drought-plagued state.

  3. Water Reductions Leave Foul Taste In California Water

    Water reductions at a major California reservoir have left some ratepayers with “nasty-tasting” water.

  4. California Employs Drones As Drought-Relief Tool

    California researchers are investigating how aerial imagery shot by drones help can stave off the effects of the state’s protracted drought.

  5. Navajo Nation Files $160M Claim For Mine Spill

    The Navajo Nation is seeking more than $160 million from the federal government for damages tied to last year’s Gold King Mine disaster in Colorado.

  6. What Does Trump’s EPA Pick Mean For Water Regulations?

    President-elect Donald Trump has selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. EPA, the federal agency with jurisdiction over water and wastewater regulations.

  7. Wastewater Use On California Crops Raises Questions

    Known as “produced water,” wastewater from oil production is being used to irrigate crops across 95,000 acres of California’s Central Valley, where many of the country’s fruits and vegetables are grown.

  8. Florida, Georgia ‘Water War’ Trial Concludes With Overseer Pleading For Resolution

    The so-called “water war” trial over whether Florida and Georgia are sharing water fairly wrapped up at a court in Maine last week, and now both sides are waiting to hear what happens next.

  9. New Jersey’s Drought Woes Grow Worse

    Drought conditions in parts of the world not normally thought of as arid continue to worsen. For example, in northern and central sections of New Jersey, drought conditions persist due to lack of rain.

  10. California Officials Debate Giant Reservoir Project

    California may construct the largest reservoir it has built since the 1970s in a town outside Sacramento.