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.
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
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.
As water shortages increase across the country, beer companies are adapting to this new reality in innovative ways.
Shame them and pressure them, and maybe make them pay some money.
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, some cities let residents replace grass lawns with artificial turf. Environmentalists call for xeriscaping. Aesthetes wince.