Water

Water governance and water resource management strategies to mitigate the risk of floods and drought and improve water conservation and water quality.

Latest Water additions in the Knowledge Base

DRI’s Anne Heggli is partnering with the National Weather Service to understand flood risk from rain-on-snow storms in real-time, protecting communities and enabling water conservation throughout Nevada and California
Desert Research Institute (DRI)
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This publication covers the potential cumulative impacts and long-term effects of new small water infrastructures (SWIs) on dryland community resilience.
Skyline of Sydney in Australia
A new research project is poised to deliver the formula to safely recycle water into gardens and parklands at scale, addressing both urban heat and sustainability challenges in western Sydney.
Macquarie University
Thunderstorm over fields in South Africa.
While atmospheric rivers are dreaded for the damage they can cause, they are also essential to the Pacific Northwest and particularly California's water supply, as Qian Cao, a hydrologist at the University of California, San Diego, explains.
Conversation Media Group, the
This post examines how different parts of California often see very different water years.
California WaterBlog
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Groundwater is rapidly declining across the globe, often at accelerating rates. Writing in the journal Nature, UC Santa Barbara researchers present the largest assessment of groundwater levels around the world.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bangladeshi woman washing clothes in a flooded house
Rising sea levels can cause an increase in the salt concentration of the underlying aquifer, in turn, possibly increasing the release of arsenic from sediments into the drinking well water by the salt effect.
PLOS ONE
An illustration of a child carry water through an area affected by drought to their homes in canisters.
Some of Africa’s dry areas face serious water shortages due to minimal rainfall. An ancient system of drawing water from aquifers, the “qanat system”, could help.
Conversation Media Group, the

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