Venice: A Historic City Facing Modern Contamination

By Kimberly Sung, Education Project Leader for Save the Water™ | November 3, 2016 Venice, “the Floating City,” was built in the 5th century over 118 low-lying saltmarshes in the Venetian Lagoon, which is located along the northeastern shore of Italy. The city developed from a series of smaller communities that, over time, became unified […]

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Toms River Joins Water Conservation Challenge

Thomas F. Kelaher, the Mayor of Toms River, is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by taking part in a national contest aimed at drastically slashing water and energy use across the nation.

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California State Water Project Will Deliver The Most Water Since Drought Began

California farmers and urban areas that rely on the State Water Project will receive the largest allocation of water since 2012.

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‘Water, Water, Everywhere’

We’ve all heard the saying, “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” With droughts, floods and water pollution consistently making headlines, this line from English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is something that many around the country and even the world are probably thinking lately.

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Cadiz Valley Water Conservation Project Gathering Steam

The severity of long-term drought in southern California has brought water utilities and private investors together to solve the problem. There are many efforts underway, aimed at diverting, storing and conserving billions of gallons of water for use now, and in the future.

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The California Drought Is Costing You In Ways You Might Not Realize

California’s prolonged drought has visible consequences such as depleted reservoirs and mandatory water conservation rules. But one of the more expensive effects could be buried deep in your electric bill.

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Drought, Algae Bloom Blamed For Fish Deaths

Scientists say an algae bloom may have killed all the fish at a Northern Nevada reservoir that was a popular fishing spot. Rye Patch Reservoir is about 100 miles northeast of Reno, known for its giant catfish, small-mouthed bass, walleye and wipers, a hybrid between a white bass and a striped bass.

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Shaking the Nanomaterials Out: New Method to Purify Water

The method sounds like a salad dressing recipe: take water, sprinkle in nanomaterials, add oil and shake.

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California Can’t Catch a Break: After Drought, Flooding May Be Next

California’s parched landscape may get some relief with rain and snowfall from El Niño. However, there is such a thing as too much H20—particularly when it comes to the prospect of waters with heightened sea levels blasting through the increasingly brittle levees of the Sacramento Delta.

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The Concrete of the Future Lets Water Run Right Through It

What makes Ron Manuel’s driveway so special? It’s made out of permeable concrete. When it rains, the water drains right through it and into the soil below.

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In East Porterville, Drought Escalates Mental Health Issues

In a town whose problems already include air pollution, water contamination and poverty, the drought has spurred a growing health crisis, worsening respiratory conditions and burdening those with other illnesses.

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Brunswick Landing Water Contamination Remedies in Dispute

Officials tasked with cleaning up the Brunswick Naval Air Station, though, say they are actively monitoring the presence of perflourinated chemicals, or PFCs, and are even testing groundwater they are not mandated to by law.

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