Newsom calls for more aggressive water conservation amid third year of drought

On the heels of the driest ever start to the year in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday issued a sweeping executive order calling on local water suppliers to implement more aggressive conservation measures as reservoirs dwindle and residents backslide in their efforts to cut back. Specifically, the order requires that urban water suppliers activate “Level 2″ […]

Renewable Water Resources proposes selling SLV water to Douglas County—SLV opposition organizes

RWR’s proposal to Douglas County is, for an initial payment of $20 million, to build a pipeline that would bring 22,000 acre-feet of water from the San Luis Valley aquifer to the Front Range. If Douglas County agrees, the $20 million would come from ARPS stimulus money. Struggling with water scarcity, changing climate, and aquifer […]

Bringing awareness to the issue of water scarcity

Water is a valuable legacy for our future generations!  Let’s face the issue of the world water problems. As World Water Day 2022 took place last week to remind us of the importance of water scarcity.  Its focus on groundwater is still unnoticed but has a significant impact on all of us.   Groundwater makes […]

Even with all the rain, Oregon’s water woes need to be addressed

It is raining and it will keep raining. It feels like it has always been raining. Rain-soaked Oregonians understandably doubt that water scarcity could ever be an issue here. But, in some parts of the state, we live in a land of water overabundance and also of failing drinking water systems due to quality, quantity, […]

Once Again, the Earth Is Being Wrung Dry

Drought may be the sneakiest of natural disasters. Although human history teems with people engulfed by abrupt aridity — the Akkadians of four millenniums ago, the Maya in the ninth and 10th centuries A.D., the Great Plains farmers of the 1930s — even today drought is a poorly appreciated phenomenon. Unlike mighty storms or thundering eruptions, droughts slink into our lives invisibly, unannounced. It can […]