More than half of the country’s lakes and rivers are not meeting water quality standards.
With exceptions like California and Australia, regions and cities shape resilient adaptations to water security.
Second largest U.S. city confronts new era of water scarcity with innovations on a new scale.
Seminal water law does not address nation’s emerging water pollution challenges.
Natural resources agencies have the authority to change practices on their own, conservation groups argue.
Climate change models have long predicted a drying West. In California, the future has arrived.
Agencies are going after polluters with smaller staffs and less money.
Unlike previous eras, Congress has avoided adjusting the law to manage new conditions.
New surface water storage project would be largest in California since 1979.
A court test of federal water law by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has implications for the American West.
Pipeline owner criticized for lapses in inspection and disclosure.
Plant is at the center of a big move to also solve city’s solid waste problem.
Report calls for independent analysis of the risks, alternatives, and cost of a big oil spill in the Mackinac Straits.
A nationally significant program of storm water management daylights streams, renovates a centerpiece lake, restores an estuary, and empowers a West Coast city.
To limit toxic algae blooms, the United States and Canada will need to reduce nutrient pollution by 40 percent.
State and provincial leaders act to end danger to Lake Erie, which has suffered from a resurgence of nutrient pollution and toxic algae outbreaks over the past decade.
In response to truculent planet, conserving water, limiting climate emissions, and achieving “net zero” energy use are top priorities.
Restrictions target big Sacramento River reservoir and Russian River residents, but effects will ripple through the state.
Lawmakers seek to make public a trove of groundwater data.
Legislation would redirect the flow of money for water-saving projects.