This week’s episode of Circle of Blue’s weekly podcast, What’s Up With Water, focuses on restoring water systems to Paradise, California.
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Government agencies still defining their roles in post-fire water contamination.
The Global Rundown A new report warns that contaminants in California drinking water could be the cause of 15,500 new cancer cases. Several cyclone-hit communities in Mozambique remain unreached as heavy rains continue. Residents in New South Wales, Australia, allege that bottled water companies are illegally extracting groundwater. A new study finds that extreme rainfall […]
The Imperial Irrigation District, an influential agency on the Colorado River, sued to halt a basinwide drought plan.
The Global Rundown The water system of Paradise, California, which was tainted after a wildfire swept through the town, could cost $300 million to replace. The United Nations helps Malawian refugees displaced by Cyclone Idai return home. Flood-hit Iran receives a massive aid donation from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Quebec, Canada, braces […]
A look at water utility consolidation in California.
Uniting small, failing utilities with larger neighbors can fix water problems.
The Rundown Trump administration lawsuit opposes California’s plan to add water to rivers for fish and environment. Colorado River officials barnstorm Congress to lobby for action on the basin’s water conservation plan. The GAO reports that state agencies do not have the capacity to administer tens of billions in disaster aid that Congress allocated in […]
In Paradise, CA, those faced with rebuilding homes and businesses are faced with a grand challenge: how to restart the town’s imperiled water system.
The Global Rundown The rising Russian River, swollen with rain, prompts evacuations north of San Francisco. Pharmaceutical concentrations in rivers and lakes are increasing worldwide. More than half of wastewater treatment plants in South Africa are in poor or critical condition. A bill in the Idaho Senate that would address excessive groundwater pumping fails to […]
Three options on are the table for helping water utilities deliver clean water.
The Global Rundown Heavy precipitation eases dry conditions in California. Researchers struggle to assess the origins and impacts of PFAS across the globe. Scientists verify that 2018 was the fourth-hottest year in recorded history. Bosnia declares a state of emergency after severe flooding swamps homes and damages roads. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency halts efforts by Washington […]