Snowpack in the already-parched state is near record lows, just 25 percent of normal.
Deeper channels and immense new locks are due to open in 2016.
Iowa’s largest city will sue three upstream counties to reduce nitrate contamination.
Water rises on the world agenda.
Courts and Prime Minister Modi press for new operating system to stem pollution.
Water is priority in state legislatures and governors’ offices.
Water fits a new global development agenda.
Keith Schneider reports that the U.S.-China climate agreement is a Circle of Blue high point.
A month after water supply was a central feature of a U.S. – China agreement, formal recognition of water scarcity and access is still elusive.
Surge in oil and gas production has seen more spills that are harming water supplies.
A new pumping station would draw water from the bottom of a shrinking Lake Mead.
Water scarcity and extreme weather are two reasons that food prices will stay high, however.
From Southern California, a model of success for water’s future.
Recycling wastewater is cheaper than desalination and less environmentally damaging than river diversions.
Federal data show that U.S. farms use less water and are investing in water-saving irrigation equipment.
A joint energy research program will be extended and expanded to include water.
Six-state region at head of American recovery.
Desire to protect the poor left Brazil’s driest city few options other than new pipes and prayers for rain.
America’s seventh-largest city debates a pipeline project worth billions as the second-fastest-growing state faces more demands for water in its third year of severe drought.
More of the same is not working in changed conditions of the 21st century.