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California's Drought: Where has the Water Gone this Year?

May 18, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

California Drought

Although there were a few storms in March and April that improved hydrology and water supply for some water districts, 2014 is still going to be a very tough year for most farmers, some cities, and the fish and wildlife in quite of a lot of California.[read more]

National Climate Assessment Predicts a Challenging Future for Water Resources

May 15, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Climate Assessment and Water Risks

It’s time to take serious action to prepare for the impacts of climate change, so warns the newest National Climate Assessment report. Some of the biggest impacts will be felt along our rivers, lakes and ocean coastlines as weather shifts towards extremes, and as sea levels continue to rise.[read more]

Can India and Pakistan Share the Indus?

April 14, 2010 by Andrew Holland

If this headline from Reuters is true "Rivers a source of rising tension between Pakistan and India" then we may be in trouble.  When you read the article, however, you see that it is mainly speculation about the future of the Indus, if climate changes change the river's flow.  This is an issue that the IISS has...[read more]

Misconceptions About Water Pricing

March 14, 2009 by Robert Stavins

Throughout the United States, water management has been approached primarily as an engineering problem, rather than an economic one. Water supply managers are reluctant to use price increases as water conservation tools, instead relying on non-price demand management techniques, such as requirements for the adoption of specific...[read more]