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Posts Tagged ‘water conservation’

Last April, Governor Jerry Brown of California issued sweeping and mandatory water usage restrictions for potable urban water. Now, just over a year later, California has reversed that ruling in spite of (or perhaps because of) the 24% reduction in urban water usage the state has seen since the executive order was issued. California is […]

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Few people cherish water as much as gardeners. They know just how vital water is to life, and how easily it can be wasted. Accordingly, avid gardeners have developed a range of techniques for ensuring their gardens are as water-friendly as possible. If your neighbor’s garden is thriving while yours bleaches under the summer sun, […]

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In the midst of the hoopla and excitement of Super Bowl 50, Colgate ran a small quiet ad during the second half of the game to make a stark point about water conservation. In case you missed it, the ad begins with a man turning on a bathroom faucet and starting to brush his teeth. […]

The rules and regulations passed to curb the severity of the drought may be permanent. Unprecedented water preservation ordinances passed in March earlier this year have been wildly successful. When the regulations were passed, the ultimate goal was to reduce California’s water consumption by 25 percent. In the four months that the water consumption in […]

Leading scientific and policy experts convened at the California Drought and Water Policy Forum and the Legislative Roundtable On Rethinking California Water Policy to discuss the future of California’s water policies during the ongoing historic drought. General consensus was for sweeping regulatory changes and ongoing conservation efforts that don’t cut big businesses a break. On […]