With California facing ongoing water challenges, voters on the November 4th ballot will be asked whether to approve Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. As such, the Pacific Institute, an independent think tank focused on water issues, has released an objective new report that helps voters untangle the complexities of the water bond measure.
Read the full story here: http://www.waterworld.com/articles/2014/10/pacific-institute-releases-independent-analysis-of-the-water-bond.html
More than three times as many Californians are following news about the drought than are following news about the state’s gubernatorial race. A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California found that 62 percent of voters are following the drought very closely while only 18 percent are following the election very closely. About another 30 percent were following each “fairly closely.”
Read the full story here: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/23/3583660/water-concern-californians-poll/
Water scarcity is a real challenge in California right now, but many still view the resource as cheap and plentiful despite the state's drought. In a pair of reports, The Hamilton Project at Brookings Institution suggests that states and local governments can change that perception by raising the price of water.
Read the full story here: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119962/california-drought-low-water-rates-encourage-water-wasters
If you had asked me then, I would have vehemently denied being a water-waster. My showers were of a reasonable amount of time, I'm too lazy to wash the car, my yard is small, children do not flock to my house on Saturdays to play on a slip-and-slide.
Now that I'm consciously trying to conserve I see how quickly water adds up.
Read the full story here: http://www.chicoer.com/news/ci_26785965/sow-there-quick-shower-overhaul-helps-save-plants
The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District declared a water supply emergency Wednesday amid record-low levels.
Read the full story here: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-san-gabriel-valley-water-agency-declares-supply-emergency-20141022-story.html