What One Town in Colorado Can Teach the West About Water Conservation
Westminster, Colorado's focus on taming water demand has become a regional model for managing growth without straining resources.
Transforming Stormwater From a Nuisance to a Necessity
A conversation with Morgan Shimabuku about municipal stormwater leaders, overcoming barriers, and how better use of stormwater can increase climate change resilience.
New Groundwater Laws May Be Coming to California's Premier Wine-Growing Region
The aquifers in question are located in the Sonoma Lowlands sub-basin, and they are each a vital source of irrigation water for grape growing.
Why California's Limit on Residential Water Use Doesn't Really Exist
Lost in the excitement around the legislation is the fact that water agencies have no way to measure how much water their customers use indoors.
California's Delta Tunnels Project Has Funding, but Regulatory Issues Remain
A recent funding decision has put the ambitious water project on firmer financial ground, but California Water Fix must still clear numerous regulatory and legal hurdles.
The Week in Photos: From Global Celebrations of World Water Day to Pro-Abortion Protests in Poland
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
Preserving Mexico City's Ecologically Vital Urban Forest
A massive nature preserve exists inside one of the world's largest megacities, and it's continued existence is vital to the urban area's water supplies and ecosystems.
Could Craft Breweries Help Lead the Way in Water Conservation?
As water shortages increase across the country, beer companies are adapting to this new reality in innovative ways.
Water Shortages Threaten the American West Lifestyle
While not every dire prediction has come true, amid swimming pools and thirsty crops, the hard truth remains that the American West cannot maintain its spendthrift ways of using fresh water.
To Save Water, Should Grass Lawns Become Artificial Turf?
To save water, some cities let residents replace grass lawns with artificial turf. Environmentalists call for xeriscaping. Aesthetes wince.