Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

New water order

Designing cities in California for a long-term drought

A rendering of the "Hydramax," a futuristic building designed to capture water from the air, among other things. FUTURE CITIES LAB

KQED

KQED Science

Most Californians live in cities designed, to a great extent, on the promise of nearly endless water, imported from wetter parts of the state via massive engineering projects like the California State Water Project. But when water doesn't do what we want it to anymore, how does that change the way we live?

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Court allows challenge to Delta water contracts

San Francisco Chronicle

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed environmentalists to challenge the government's renewal of 41 long-term contracts for irrigation water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, in a lawsuit seeking greater protection for the endangered Delta smelt.

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Coalition offers ideas to help weather the drought

Water Online

As dreams of a wet, El Niño winter fade and California heads into a fourth year of drought, a coalition of 15 environmental, fishing and public policy organizations released a set of recommended actions to modernize the state's water system and respond to the drought.

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