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.
Construction has begun in Carlsbad, California, on the nation’s largest ocean desalination plant. The $1 billion project plans to provide 50 million gallons of drinking water a day for San Diego County when it opens in 2016. But desalination remains [...]
Concentrated solar power (CSP) plants which use solar thermal technology are on the rise in the Mojave Desert. The California Energy Commission is close to final decisions on the first five solar thermal plants. The Bureau of Land Management is revie[...]
In the midst of a major drought, California is pumping more groundwater than ever. The state’s aquifers supply 40 percent of the state’s water in normal years, but in this drought year it is closer to 65 percent. That makes groundwater the state’s bi[...]
President Obama signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) on June 10, 2014. WRRDA is the nation’s first water bill in seven years. It identifies more than $12 billion worth of new water infrastructure projects and authorizes fundi[...]
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