Post Tagged with: "Drought"

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

Metro Atlanta Declares Level 1 Drought

Metro Atlanta Declares Level 1 Drought

September 9, 2016 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

On Friday, Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division declared a Level 1 drought response for 53 counties. The declaration, which includes Metro Atlanta, requires water providers educate the public about drought conditions and water conservation. The declaration follows a wet winter, but a dry spring and summer. According to the National WeatherRead More

NACWA Lays Out Clean Water Objectives for New Administration

NACWA Lays Out Clean Water Objectives for New Administration

August 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) forwarded letters this week to both the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign and the Donald Trump Presidential Campaign outlining key municipal clean water issues the Association would like to see discussed by the candidates in the current election season. The letters highlight that,Read More

Got Drought? Get Smart.

Got Drought? Get Smart.

August 17, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Fountain Valley Implements Water Restrictions, Exceeds Reduction Goal with 23 Percent Decrease By Mark Sprague The images tell the story. Dried up reservoirs, cracked dirt and empty swimming pools are reminders of the ongoing California drought. But what most people don’t see is water providers working tirelessly to keep the waterRead More