Water Scarcity News Features

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. California Officials Debate Giant Reservoir Project

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

  8. With Major Reservoir Nearly Empty, California Struggles For Solution

    Lake Cachuma, a reservoir built to hold Santa Barbara County’s drinking water, is experiencing some problems during California’s historic drought. This past summer, the reservoir reached an all-time low at 7 percent capacity, leaving a thick beige watermark that circles the hills.

  9. Drought Fosters Water Alliance Between States

    The drought in the Southwest — where long-term water supply challenges are looming — has officials in several states looking to share water.

  10. What A Trump Presidency Means For Water Management, Infrastructure

    What does a Trump administration, paired with Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress, mean for water policy?