Efficiency

December 30, 2014--As water demand slows, utilities seek new solutions (High Country News)

As a fifteenth year of drought persists in several Western states, cities like Las Vegas and Denver are contemplating costly new dams and pipelines to meet water demand. Those projects come from a brand of old solutions, ones that shaped the Western U.S., allowing cities to spread across dry plains and sandy deserts.


December 15, 2014--Eight unbelievable solutions to future water shortages (Guradian)

It’s estimated that we use 9tn cubic metres of water every year. As the global population grows, it is becoming an increasingly precious resource, with millions forced to walk for more than a mile to collect their daily supply. We investigate the innovative technologies that will help tackle our water crisis in future.


November 30, 2014--Next step in sustainability: Requiring homes to recycle water (Energy Collective)

Lancaster, California was one of the first municipalities to push the envelope on sustainability by requiring homes to be solar-ready, as part of Mayor Rex Parris’ goal of becoming a net-zero city.


November 19, 2014--Coalition releases comprehensive recommendations to help California's cities, farms and environment weather the drought (Water Online)

As dreams of a wet, El Niño winter fade and California heads into a possible fourth consecutive year of drought, a coalition of 15 environmental, fishing and public policy organizations released a set of recommended actions to modernize California’s water system and respond to the drought.


6th Annual Colorado WaterWise Conference (Denver, CO)

10/24/2014 8:00 am

For more information and/or to register visit http://coloradowaterwise.org


October 12, 2014--Drought making Calif. more like Arizona (Arizona Central)

For many years, California has stared at the prospect of long-running drought and effectively sniffed with contempt. In the minds of many urban Californians, drought may be a burden and an annoyance, but hardly a threat to the coastal lifestyle. Yes, the consequences of long-term drought, like urban brushfires and a decimated Central Valley farm industry, may be a concern.


October 11, 2014--Western Colorado’s water safe for now (Post Independent)

Perry Cabot, a Grand Junction resident, is a doctor of agricultural engineering and land resources. While currently employed by Colorado State University’s extension office in Grand Junction, he’s working hard to gain insight into one of Colorado’s biggest issues — water and its impacts on agriculture.


October 8, 2014--Ag water conservation (Gazette Xtra)

Throughout the nation, growers, farmers and ranchers are contending with water scarcity caused by rising global temperatures, climate variability, droughts, floods, pollution, growing populations and increased demands. However, as those in agriculture always do, they adapt to stay viable.


October 5, 2014--The real relationship between conservation and rising water rates (National Geographic)

A number of articles have been published recently which report on rising water rates across the U.S., pointing fingers firmly at dropping national water demand – and the efficient fixtures and behaviors driving that drop – as the reason.


September 29, 2014--New report highlights USA's water-supply woes (USA Today)

A report, released Monday by the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread, found that "diminished water supply is the greatest threat to the economic security and social stability of major portions of this country." "We all need water and count on it to survive," said Lynn Broaddus, director of the environment program at the foundation.


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