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Governor Jerry Brown Urges Conservation As California Runs Dry
Posted on 4 Feb 2014 by State Net

BROWN URGES CONSERVATION AS CA RUNS DRY: With the state facing its worst drought in decades, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) urged Golden State residents last week to cut back their water usage wherever possible. Brown said residents should voluntarily... Read More

House Passes California Water Bill Over Governor Brown's Objections
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by State Net

HOUSE PASSES CA WATER BILL OVER BROWN'S OBJECTIONS: The ongoing drought in California has sparked yet another new skirmish in the longstanding war between the Golden State's pro-environmental forces and its pro-business agricultural interests... Read More

Florida Governor Scott Wants Supreme Court To Weigh In On Water Fight
Posted on 19 Aug 2013 by State Net

SCOTT WANTS SCOTUS TO WEIGH IN ON WATER FIGHT: In the latest skirmish in a 20-year tri-state water war, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) said he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to limit how much of the precious resource Georgia can siphon out of the Apalachicola... Read More

Agricultural Food Exports Use a Lot of Water
Posted on 26 May 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

When examining the issue of water shortages and water usage, most of the emphasis is on domestic utilization. Rarely is the issue posed in terms of the impact of trade on water usage. However, such an analysis poses an alternative, and interesting, methodology... Read More

CA Drought/New Water Supply Reports
Posted on 26 Aug 2014 by E. Lynn Grayson

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) recently issued a new report titled "2014 Drought: Impacts and Strategies for Resilience" for building a statewide water management system more resilient to drought. At the same time, the Natural... Read More

New EPA Report On Water’s Economic Value
Posted on 26 Dec 2013 by E. Lynn Grayson

EPA has released a new report The Importance of Water to the U.S. Economy addressing the total economic value of water resources. According to the report, the economic value of water will rise, and decision-makers in both the private and the public sectors... Read More

A Conversation with Nancy Stoner, Deputy Assistant Administrator, U.S. EPA Office of Water
Posted on 11 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Nancy Stoner clearly brings enthusiasm and energy to her new position as Deputy Assistant Administrator, U.S. EPA Office of Water. Her excitement is palpable as she describes her commitment to clean water and a healthy environment and the great things... Read More

Agricultural Food Exports Use a Lot of Water
Posted on 26 May 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

When examining the issue of water shortages and water usage, most of the emphasis is on domestic utilization. Rarely is the issue posed in terms of the impact of trade on water usage. However, such an analysis poses an alternative, and interesting, methodology... Read More

Could the Amazon Become a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emitter Rather Than a Sink?
Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

The Amazon has long been conceived of as a CO2 sink because of its mass of vegetation. Researchers are now concerned that drought and deforestation may make it a net emitter. Because of regular measurements of about 100,000 trees, researchers estimate... Read More