Peak Water: The Rise and Fall of Cheap, Clean H2O

Peak Water: The Rise and Fall of Cheap, Clean H2O The Xiaolangdi Reservoir Dam in the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River on July 5, 2011 in Jiyuan, Henan Province of China. Photograph by ChinaFotoPress/ZumaPress.com The Earth’s surface is mostly water, yet across increasingly large swaths of the planet, H2O reservoirs are drying…

NYC Rides Green Wave to Clean Up Storm Water

Economic Problems Wash Ashore as Lake Michigan’s Water Level Hits Record Low

Economic Problems Wash Ashore as Lake Michigan’s Water Level Hits Record Low JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: why some of the Great Lakes are dropping to record low levels, and the economic bite that’s accompanying this environmental change. Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW Chicago has the story. ELIZABETH BRACKETT, WTTW: Leland Harbor is the heart of this northern…

Built To Last

Built To Last Tropical Storm Fay zigged and zagged across Florida over seven days in August of 2008, moving from west to east and west again, before finally departing for points north. Among those who found themselves in the storm’s path of destruction were Arlington residents Steve Sadler and Michaela Miller. Fay left the interior…

Minnesota draining its supplies of water

Can top corporations develop needed water solutions?

Drought Hysteria: Why Do We Do This To Ourselves 37% of the Time?

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 15:21 By Elizabeth Dougherty WhollyH20 Yup, it’s that time of year when drought hysteria hits, and this year, as well it should during California’s driest years in the last century. But, is it time to consider drought conditions as a standard for shaping and shifting daily practices and politics of water “management”,…

Efforts should intensify to sustain fresh-water supplies

The continuing drought in much of the United States has raised real concerns about long-term fresh-water supplies. 2012 was one of our country’s driest years since official records began in 1880. Barges are now scraping bottoms on a shrinking Mississippi River. And we continue to drain Midwest aquifers, like the huge Ogallala, to satisfy demand…

COLORADO RIVER STUDY FIND WATER SUPPLY CHALLENGES

According to a new study from the U.S. Department of the interior, the Colorado River Basin will witness significant strain over the next 50 years as a result of climate change and increased water demand. The study shows a growing imbalance between future water supply and withdrawal demand from the basin. The supply gap is…

Capturing Rainwater from Rooftops: Report Spotlights Practical Green Infrastructure Solution to Alleviate Nation’s Water Woes

Capturing Rainwater from Rooftops: Report Spotlights Practical Green Infrastructure Solution to Alleviate Nation’s Water Woes As America’s expanding urban areas struggle with major water supply shortages and runoff pollution problems, capturing rainwater from rooftops provides a tremendous untapped opportunity to increase water supply and improve water quality, according to a recent analysis on “Capturing Rainwater…