drought

May 28, 2014

MWD’s Response to State’s Drought and Challenges of Climate Change Adaptation

Jeff Kightlinger details the ongoing preparation and response his regional water agency has championed in the face of the driest calendar year in California’s history.

March 6, 2014

MWD’s Kightlinger on Drought: Water in the Age of Uncertainty

Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, speaks on the history of MWD and its shift toward prioritizing increased water storage.

May 26, 2016

Metro LA’s Water Supply Increasingly Relying on Management of Stormwater

Gary Hildebrand (LA County Public Works, left) and Marty Adams (LADWP) explain the fruitful collaboration between city and county on stormwater capture, a strategy that has received renewed attention as Los Angeles strives to shift to a fully local water supply.

May 19, 2016

Value of Optimizing Data for Water Management: A WaterSmart Approach

Robin Gilthorpe, CEO of WaterSmart Software, seeks to improve water-use and operational efficiency for municipal and investor-owned water utilities globally by using utility meter data to better communicate with residential customers.

February 25, 2016

Australia’s Millenium Drought May Teach California How to Prepare and Respond to El Niño

The US-Australia Dialogue on Water Management and Drought in Los Angeles highlights lessons Californians traveled to learn from Australia’s drought.

October 29, 2015

MWD Collaborating on Launch of Ambitious Waste-Water Recycling Program

Jeff Kightlinger updates readers on a demonstration project that could lead to one of the largest recycled-water projects on the West Coast.

October 29, 2015

Delta Watermaster Charged with Balancing Water Reliability and Ecosystem Restoration

Michael George comments on water rights, urban versus agricultural water interests, and Governor Brown’s tunnel plan.

October 25, 2015

Joe Edmiston: Gehry a Welcome Addition to River Revitalization

Joe Edmiston, among the original champions of the LA River, encourages all interested players to participate in revitalization.

September 8, 2015

Lipkis: Wiser Drought Policies & Collaboration Can Save Our Trees

Andy Lipkis argues for a collaborative and multi-faceted response to California's drought, with an emphasis on water capture, filtration, and aquifer recharge.

August 28, 2015

Baylis: State's Fish & Game Commission and LA City/County Respond Wisely to Drought

Jack Baylis lauds the City of LA's goal of reducing imported water to 50 percent and lays out ways to get there

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