Post Tagged with: "Drought"

New research details $3.7 trillion impact of water risk to the U.S. by 2050  

New research details $3.7 trillion impact of water risk to the U.S. by 2050  

September 12, 2022 at 8:53 am 0 comments

New research recently released by global professional services company GHD, titled Aquanomics: The economics of water risk and future resilience reveals droughts, floods and storms could result in a total loss of $3.7 trillion to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) between 2022 and 2050. This is the largest dollar impactRead More

Inflation Reduction Act includes funds for Western drought response

Inflation Reduction Act includes funds for Western drought response

August 22, 2022 at 9:03 am 0 comments

The Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376), which Congressional Democrats are calling a major climate change and clean energy bill signed into law by President Joe Biden last week, included several modest provisions designed to respond to the ongoing drought affecting the Western United States. While the $740 billion package isRead More

Santa Monica takes landmark step toward water self-sufficiency

Santa Monica takes landmark step toward water self-sufficiency

January 21, 2022 at 7:39 am 0 comments

The City of Santa Monica, California, has taken a significant step toward a self-reliant water future as expansions to the Arcadia Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and restorations to the Olympic Well Field break ground. The key water infrastructure improvements are a component of the city’s goal of becoming water self-sufficientRead More

Cities Turn to Tech to Find New Ways to Optimize Meters, Recover Revenue

Cities Turn to Tech to Find New Ways to Optimize Meters, Recover Revenue

October 18, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Quinn Jackson-Elliott Every day brings a new headline that reinforces the severity of the drought in the Western United States: Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States and part of a system that supplies water to at least 40 million people across seven states and northern Mexico,Read More

OCWD supports initiative to increase California’s water supply

OCWD supports initiative to increase California’s water supply

October 15, 2021 at 7:16 am 0 comments

As California faces recurring drought, dry conditions and challenges to water reliability, the Orange County Water District continues to take bold action to implement local water supply projects, as well as support the creation of new water supplies throughout the state. Recently, the OCWD Board of Directors voted to adoptRead More

Study: Widespread droughts affect Southern California water six times a century

Study: Widespread droughts affect Southern California water six times a century

March 9, 2020 at 9:08 am 0 comments

Severe droughts happened simultaneously in the regions that supply water to Southern California almost six times per century on average since the year 1500, according to recent University of Arizona-led research. The study is the first to document the duration and frequency of simultaneous droughts in Southern California’s main waterRead More

Pricing California’s Water During the Drought: Can Rate Structures Provide an Incentive for Conservation?

Pricing California’s Water During the Drought: Can Rate Structures Provide an Incentive for Conservation?

February 20, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

By Jeff Hughes, Shadi Eskaf & Liz Harvell The relationship between water pricing and water use is more nuanced than basic economic theory on supply and demand suggests. That’s what the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (EFC) found in a recent study on waterRead More

Report: States look to reuse, desal as long-term water supply options

Report: States look to reuse, desal as long-term water supply options

April 20, 2017 at 11:06 am 0 comments

According to a new analysis from Bluefield Research, municipal water utilities across the United States have sparked a wave of investment in water reuse and desalination projects exceeding $18 billion. With traditional water supplies no longer a certainty for many utilities, demonstrated cost declines and competitiveness have been a critical driver to reuse andRead More

LaFrance joins executive council of NOAA drought program

LaFrance joins executive council of NOAA drought program

February 6, 2017 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

American Water Works Association CEO David LaFrance has joined the executive council of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) for a five-year term. NIDIS is a multi-agency partnership led by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that provides information and tools to forecast, prepare for and mitigate the effectsRead More

California plan seeks to make water conservation a ‘way of life’

California plan seeks to make water conservation a ‘way of life’

December 5, 2016 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

Working to make water conservation a top priority, California state agencies recently released a draft plan for achieving long-term efficient water use and meeting drought preparedness goals that reflect the state’s diverse climate, landscape and demographic conditions. “Californians rose to the challenge during this historic drought and recognized that conservationRead More