Post Tagged with: "Drought"

The Scary Big Picture of Having Less Water

The Scary Big Picture of Having Less Water

November 7, 2022 at 9:01 am 0 comments

The Future of Water in the West is Both Complex, and a Hard Issue to Face BY GREG BAIRD As a society, we constantly hear the “drought warning.” Then we employ some water conservation efforts and a couple of years later everything seems to goRead More

Fitch report: Drought could eventually pressure some California water agencies

Fitch report: Drought could eventually pressure some California water agencies

October 25, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

According to a new report from Fitch Ratings, drought conditions across California have not triggered rating changes thus far for water agencies, although some agencies could be susceptible to rating pressure over time. Despite its second, severe, multi-year drought in a decade worsened by theRead More

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. ThisRead 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. WhileRead 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’sRead 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 acrossRead 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 BoardRead 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 droughtsRead 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 inRead 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 beenRead More