Tag: drought conditions

Annual dry seasons in the tropics significantly increase the chances of a drought developing and subsequent bush fires. Periods of heat can significantly worsen drought conditions by hastening evaporation of water vapor.

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

According to EPA, public systems face numerous challenges, including aging infrastructure, increasing regulatory requirements, water quantity and water concerns, and inadequate resources. These challenges are amplified through changes in population and climate. It is estimated that the US will need to spend upwards of $200 billion on water systems in

Are Harmful Algal Blooms Affecting Our Waters?​

Are Harmful Algal Blooms Affecting Our Waters?​

“Are harmful algal blooms affecting our waters?” is one of the many questions that the latest update to California’s innovative My Water Quality website will answer. The California Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Portal is a new tool that presents information on the health and environmental effects of HABs in California’s

Compost: The Sustainable Solution

Compost: The Sustainable Solution

The use of recycled organics is one of our nation’s greatest assets, and we can utilize them to address several of society’s vexing challenges. The commercialization of composting as an economic method to manage organic (carbon-based) “wastes” got its rebirth in the late 1970s, and has grown from coast to

Compost: The Sustainable Solution

Compost: The Sustainable Solution

The use of recycled organics is one of our nation’s greatest assets, and we can utilize them to address several of society’s vexing challenges. The commercialization of composting as an economic method to manage organic (carbon-based) “wastes,” got its rebirth in the late 1970s, and has grown from coast to

Non-Revenue Water Loss: Its Causes and Cures

Non-Revenue Water Loss: Its Causes and Cures

“Imagine that you run a company that sells bottled water. You spend lots of money, and use lots of energy, pumping the water out of the ground, purifying it and transporting it for sale. Then, one day, you discover that a large number of bottles never make it to the

Strong Statewide Conservation Effort in March

Strong Statewide Conservation Effort in March

Californians sharpened their water-saving efforts in March, conserving 24.3% compared to the amount used in March 2013–double February’s savings, and evidence that residents and businesses remain concerned about the persistent drought now in its fifth year. Statewide cumulative savings from June 2015 to March 2016 totaled 23.9% compared with the

California Reports Strong Conservation Effort in March

California Reports Strong Conservation Effort in March

Californians sharpened their water saving efforts in March, conserving 24.3 percent compared to the amount used in March 2013 – double February’s savings and evidence that residents and businesses remain concerned about the persistent drought now in its fifth year. Statewide cumulative savings from June 2015 to March 2016 totaled

Elon Musk’s Master Plan

Elon Musk’s Master Plan

A few days ago SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket onto the autonomous spaceport drone ship “Of Course I Still Love You.” It was a very exciting milestone for SpaceX, considering its plans for the future. As exciting as it was to watch, this was not the ultimate feat

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