Tag: water resources

Water resources are sources of water that are useful or potentially useful. Uses of water include agricultural, industrial, household, recreational and environmental activities. The majority of human uses require fresh water.

Reader Profile: Aubrey L. Strause

Reader Profile: Aubrey L. Strause

Shortly after joining the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) in Maine in May 2016 as the stormwater program manager and district engineer, Aubrey L. Strause, P.E., would come to help administer one of her largest and most visible projects and the first of its kind in the

Stormwater Irrigation

During recent decades there has been a growing national recognition that shrubs and trees in urban landscapes have both environmental and socioeconomic value. Research has shown that vegetation along streets and parking lots can lower urban temperatures and energy consumption (Halverson and Heisler 1981, Scott et al. 1999); filter, degrade,

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Sidestepping Drought

Sidestepping Drought

THROUGHOUT 2010 TO 2015, water availabil­ity in Texas was plummeting. Learning from California—where a continued drought resulted in mandatory action for water providers—Texan regional water authorities began to implement drought contingency plans, the impact of which would have far reaching consequences for the financial sustainability of water utilities.

Responding to Water Demand

The term “demand management” is more commonly associated with the electricity industry than the world of water, but Matt Dickens, resource conservation manager for Valencia Water Company (VWC) in California, understands the correlation and recognizes that many of the principles of demand response can be applied to water management as well.

Embracing Water Audits

Embracing Water Audits

Water remains a scarce resource throughout the country. But it’s important, even for utilities that aren’t serving drought-stricken areas, to make sure that they are getting paid the right amount for the water they are delivering. It’s important, too, that they quickly identify and repair costly leaks throughout their systems.

Straight to the Source

Straight to the Source

It has been estimated that California wastes about 350,000 acre-feet of treated drinking water each year—a significant amount for an already water-challenged state. Proponents of Senate Bill 555, however, hope that legislative action helps address non-revenue water issues state-wide by providing data and valuable insight.

In last week’s blog we discussed

California Takes Strong Steps Toward Making Water Conservation a Way of Life

California Takes Strong Steps Toward Making Water Conservation a Way of Life

State officials today released a comprehensive plan to formalize Governor Brown’s 2016 Executive Order on “Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life.”

The plan sets a strong path toward achieving the objectives of the order: using water more wisely, eliminating water waste, strengthening local drought resilience, improving agricultural water use

Required Reporting for Water Utilities

Required Reporting for Water Utilities

Water delivery systems leak. Therefore, non-revenue water is an issue concerning all water delivery systems—not only because water lost represents dollars lost, but because it also means the waste of a precious resource.

According to a study by the World Bank, “The total cost to water utilities caused by non-revenue water worldwide

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