Column: California water war re-ignited

Competing demands among agricultural and urban users and environmental advocates for a limited supply of Delta water have played out in political and legal arenas for decades. (Photo: Omar Ornelas/The Desert Sun)   The COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told, is transforming how we live, but one aspect of life in California appears immune to change: […]

European Parliament approves law for reusing treated wastewater

The 13th of May the European Parliament approved the new law for water reuse. Photo: European Parliament. The European Parliament approved the Water Reuse Regulation the 13th of May. After publication in the Official Journal of the European Union it will enter into force after three years. Until now Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP’s) are mainly […]

Large Scale Aqualoop Greywater System for DGS Natural Resources Headquarters

Sacramento, CA – Installation is underway for a 2,850 gallon per day Aqualoop greywater system for the State of California’s LEED Platinum DGS Natural Resources Building in Sacramento, CA.  The P Street Building will serve as a new 20 story, 838,000 square foot Department of Natural Resources headquarters.  The tower, which will also encompass a […]

Making Citizen Science Accessible for All

As April marks National Citizen Science Month and a time to celebrate how the public can support scientific advances and impact change, the University of Arizona researchers are shedding light on ways citizen science projects can better serve historically disenfranchised communities. Using the university’s citizen science-based Project Harvest as a model, researchers analyzed ways scientists […]

Go with the flow: Capture rainwater for your gardens

If we get those April showers, be ready to capture the rainwater that your May flowers love. In truth, that old saying barely applies to Santa Fe, which gets only eight-tenths of an inch of rain in the average April. But whatever falls, it makes much more sense to use that for your gardens and […]

How Smart Water Makes Cities More Transparent.

Smart technology is used in local governments across the country to help with something that’s both a major resource and a potential headache: water. How much water is in the ground, in rivers or overflowing ashore during a storm? How can water be used more efficiently? What about the pipes it flows through? What about […]