Water News


Could Los Angeles design its way to water independence?

Monday, December 14, 2015
The San Fernando Valley is a sprawling concrete metropolis of stucco-encrusted- apartment buildings and chain stores — a sun-baked suburb with freeways “running through the yard,” as songwriter Tom Petty aptly put it.

To Peter Arnold, an architect in Los Angeles, the maze of cul-de-sacs and identical houses represents a failure of vision: a city that relies on a water system that is invisible, and therefore undervalued. “You just turn on a tap,” he says, “and there it is.”

Him and his wife are trying to re-invent the way cities such as LA use its water.
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L.A.'s turf rebates aren't just a gimmick

Monday, December 14, 2015

When more than 9,000 households and businesses rip out their thirsty lawns and replace them with drought-tolerant landscaping that requires a fraction of the water over the long run, that's no gimmick. That's real, permanent transformation that will help Los Angeles conserve water for years to come.
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L.A. Turns to the Stone Age to Tackle Water Problem

Monday, December 14, 2015

Amid California’s ongoing drought, Los Angeles is testing a stone-age technology with a modern spin: cisterns that are connected to the cloud. Read the full story here.

 


While other parts of California are bone dry, San Diego faces the opposite problem: too much water

Monday, December 14, 2015
The $1-billion desalination plant coming online next month in Carlsbad will fit right in with years of careful planning and investment in water supply in San Diego County.

It will also worsen a peculiar San Diego problem amid a multiyear drought: an oversupply of water.
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Santa Monica to Build Underground Storm Water Runoff Tanks

Monday, December 14, 2015

A $5.2 million proposal to build underground tanks to capture much of the runoff that pollutes the Santa Monica Bay after big rains is getting underway early next year, officials said.

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