Water News


L.A.'s turf rebates aren't just a gimmick

Monday, December 14, 2015

When more than 9,000 households and businesses rip out their thirsty lawns and replace them with drought-tolerant landscaping that requires a fraction of the water over the long run, that's no gimmick. That's real, permanent transformation that will help Los Angeles conserve water for years to come.
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L.A. Turns to the Stone Age to Tackle Water Problem

Monday, December 14, 2015

Amid California’s ongoing drought, Los Angeles is testing a stone-age technology with a modern spin: cisterns that are connected to the cloud. Read the full story here.

 


While other parts of California are bone dry, San Diego faces the opposite problem: too much water

Monday, December 14, 2015
The $1-billion desalination plant coming online next month in Carlsbad will fit right in with years of careful planning and investment in water supply in San Diego County.

It will also worsen a peculiar San Diego problem amid a multiyear drought: an oversupply of water.
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Santa Monica to Build Underground Storm Water Runoff Tanks

Monday, December 14, 2015

A $5.2 million proposal to build underground tanks to capture much of the runoff that pollutes the Santa Monica Bay after big rains is getting underway early next year, officials said.

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Drought emergency: The need for a biodiversity policy

Monday, December 14, 2015

California ecosystems are losing their resilience and their ability to sustain native plants and animals. In the past, even in droughts, there were natural refuges to sustain native species. Today, most of these ecosystems are changing rapidly from human impacts and many have deteriorated to critical condition. Refuges are scarce.
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