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The U.S. Water Alliance’s NewsWaves is a monthly e-newsletter that delivers updates on Alliance activities and interesting clean water news stories right to your inbox.  With periodic authors contributing articles every month, NewsWaves will help you discover and better understand the critical water issues affecting America.

 

December 2014

EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan and Water Consumption in Texas

EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan and Water Consumption in Texas

CNA recently released a new report, The Impacts of EPA’s Clean Power Plan on Electricity Generation and Water Use in Texas, which finds that the Clean Power Plan could reduce water consumption by the power sector by 21 percent by 2029 relative to 201[...]
Los Angeles, City of Water

Los Angeles, City of Water

A New York Times piece describes Los Angeles’ transition from water usurper to water preserver and sustainability champion, highlighted by its receipt of the 2011 U.S. Water Prize. Offering a template for other cities in the water-starved West, Los A[...]
Recycled Water Facility in Australia Offers Lessons for Global Drought Planning

Recycled Water Facility in Australia Offers Lessons for Global Drought Planning

A new project in Australia has given a tacit nod to something known by water leaders around the globe: a reliable supply of water is already flowing through their jurisdictions- in their sewer pipes. The project, which broke ground in October, will c[...]
Choke Point Index

Choke Point Index

Circle of Blue details in a new report the precarious condition of freshwater supplies in certain farming regions. The report focuses on three major American agricultural areas- the Great Lakes in the country’s Midwest, the Ogallala Basin of the Grea[...]
Is Water the New Bottom Line for the Private Sector?

Is Water the New Bottom Line for the Private Sector?

The 2014 Carbon Disclosure Project Water Disclosure Global Report, conducted on behalf of 573 investors with assets of $60 trillion, reported that 68 percent of responding companies say water is a substantial risk to their business, but only 42 perce[...]
Curiosity Rover Discovers How Water Shaped the Landscape of Mars

Curiosity Rover Discovers How Water Shaped the Landscape of Mars

Water, water, everywhere… even on Mars! With the Curiosity Rover, a car-sized robotic rover developed by NASA, now curiously climbing over the surface of Mars scientists have learned what shaped the Red Planet. New evidence found by Curiosity in the [...]
"Forty More Years!"

"Forty More Years!"

Now that the 2014 election dust has settled and thousands of campaign pledges have aired (and erred),  it's time to focus on a longer term national  campaign:  Celebrating the Safe Drinking Water Act's (SDWA) 40th birthday beyond a single day in Dece[...]

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