Deseret News – A wet, cool May helped delay the use of irrigation water for fields and lawns, keeping reservoir levels steady across much of Utah. The rainstorms put Utah on track to log an average year for precipitation.
World Bank – The impacts of climate change will be channeled primarily through the water cycle. These challenges are not insurmountable, however. This new World Bank report describes how smart policies that induce water-use efficiency, align incentives, and invest in adaptive technologies can go a long way.
The prolonged drought has prompted the Utah Division of Water Resources to renew its efforts to promote water conservation in the state. Take the pledge now at water.utah.gov/h2oath.
Deseret News – After years of preparation, Utah has submitted a voluminous licensing application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to start the initial review process for the Lake Powell Pipeline.
Directions – Understanding the timing, location, and magnitude of water uses at sub-city scales is important for managing water resources and planning the associated infrastructure.This case study describes a spatiotemporal analysis of water consumption in Salt Lake City, Utah.
This United Nations map shows physical and economic water scarcity worldwide.
Utah’s water and energy communities came together Thursday at the 2016 Water–Energy Nexus Forum. The second annual event explored interdependencies between Utah’s water and energy systems and sustainable methods for managing both resources.
National Geographic – I flow out of a cave at 9,000 feet elevation near Navajo Lake at Cascade Falls, Utah, descend toward Lake Mead at 1,000 feet, and empty into the Colorado River. I could tell you tales of other parts of my course, but the favorite section of my journey is the 8½ miles through the steep Navajo sandstone canyon walls located in what is now called Zion Canyon.
Deseret News – An audit found that Utah is relying on inaccurate water data, using outdated plans, and ignoring development of local water supplies.
Viewed from space, as in NASA’s “Blue Marble” below, one quickly recognizes that water covers most of the earth’s surface. Even on land, the hydrologic cycle is responsible for its dominant features, from glaciers and rivers to jungles and deserts. Below the land surface, groundwater is found almost …
The average American lifestyle is kept afloat by 2,088 gallons of water per person every day. What is your water footprint?
The Water & Energy Nexus Summit, the first event of its kind in Utah, attracted over 200 attendees on Jan. 22. Read the highlights here.
Water use in the United States in 2010 was the lowest since 1965 and 13% less than in 2005, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey. Utah ranked second in per capita domestic water use at 167 gallons per person per day.
Some 250 people gathered in Provo on October 28 for the 21st annual Utah Water Summit under the theme “Your Water, Your Stewardship.” Read the highlights here.