April 1, 2015

California Governor Imposes Mandatory Water Restrictions Statewide

For the first time, California Gov. Jerry Brown has imposed mandatory water restrictions on residents, businesses and farms, ordering a 25 percent reduction in water consumption. The 25 percent cut […]
March 23, 2015

California Governor Proposes $1 Billion in Drought Spending

California Gov. Jerry Brown says the states needs to spend $1 billion on water, including $128 million to ease dire water shortages in some communities, the financial issues of unemployed […]
March 18, 2015

Private sector plays a big role in Texas water planning

Texas voters have approved $2 billion for building water supply projects around the state. Now, observers says, private engineering and consulting firms are making big decisions about how that money […]
March 16, 2015

NASA Scientist Says California has One Year of Water Left

NASA water cycle scientist Jay Famiglietti believes Callifornia had about one year of water in reservoir storage and that the backup supply is low. The made that statement last week […]
March 12, 2015

North Texas Drought Continues Despite Recent Rain and Snow

Despite rain, sleet and snow in February and early March, North Texas will see another year of drought conditions. The United States Drought Monitor reports that the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding counties were still […]
March 11, 2015

The Rule of Capture Stirs the Waters in the Texas Hill Country

About one-third of Texas residents live in what water experts call a “white zone” — an area of Texas that has no local groundwater district and therefore no pumping regulation. […]
March 10, 2015

California Water Districts Propose Rate Hikes as the Drought Drags On

It was destined to happen. After four years of drought, three of the Bay Area’s largest water agencies are considering water rate hikes that could top 30 percent this year. […]
March 9, 2015

Many Texas Border Residents Live Without Clean, Safe Drinking Water

An estimated 90,000 people along the Texas-Mexico border live without running water. Thousand more often have poor quality running water that may be tainted. Most of these people are low-income […]
March 5, 2015

Pennsylvania Reveals 243 Cases of Water Contamination from Oil, Gas Drilling Operations

The Associated Press reports that Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection has released details about water contamination cases that occurred in 22 counties, including one drilling operation that that contaminated the water of multiple wells. The well issues […]
March 4, 2015

New Technology Could Reduce Water Evaporation on Texas Lakes

As the Texas drought continues, a special food grade-powder is being used in an effort to reduce evaporation on some of state’s lakes. Water officials are hopeful that the results […]
March 2, 2015

Central Texas Residents Worry about Water as Local Population Grows

Central Texas residents and developers are clashing over low water supplies and growing suburbs, and observers expect to see more confrontations of this type as the state’s drought continues. Read […]
February 26, 2015

International Water Environment Federation Conference Set for Sept. 26-30

The Water Environment Federation’s 2015 Technical Exhibition and Conference, the biggest meeting of its kind in North America, will be held Sept. 26-30 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Registration opens […]