The bottom line of thinking you can simply apply corporate methods and ethics to public responsibilities is that very bad things can happen.
In a paradox of conservation, water agencies say the unprecedented savings in water conservation in California are causing or compounding a slew of problems.
Can bacteria-killing filter paper packaged in the form of a convenient book help people around the globe gain access to clean drinking water?
Californians again earned good grades for water savings last month, cutting overall urban use by 31 percent compared with July 2013, officials said.
Fighting California’s drought is a bit like running a political campaign, complete with carefully calibrated messages crafted with polling data.
Even details like colors are used for maximum effect.
Farm interests are pushing against a recently finalized federal water rule after an analysis by a trade group concluded that the rule “creates even more risk and uncertainty” for those who work the land.
As a fourth year of drought continues to drain aquifers and reservoirs, California water managers and environmentalists are urging adoption of a polarizing water recycling policy known as direct potable reuse.
The administration’s latest move is another example of President Barack Obama taking executive action on environmental and climate issues regardless of whether he has the support of Congress.
A northern California water bottling plant, slated to open later this year, hits roadblocks from activists and locals who feel the business is unnecessarily drawing away water needed in the region.
A test of more than 1,000 bottles of water commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council concluded that bottled water is not cleaner or safer than regular tap water.
The House on Friday passed a big energy and water spending bill that showcases the continuing federal discord over how to handle California’s drought.
“How would we feel if you could pay extra to smoke on airplanes? When we decide something is a bad idea in general for society, we don’t want the rich to be able to buy their way out of it.”
When on average, wealthier neighborhoods consume three times more water than less affluent ones, drought-afflicted Californians look to enforce water conservation edicts.