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UF/IFAS-Developed App Saves Significant Water and Money

October 19, 2015 - in Corporate, Water

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—An app developed by scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences may save homeowners about 30 percent on water usage, which translates into lower utility bills, new research shows. Kati Migliaccio,…

Pilot Projects to Boost Colorado River Levels Underway

October 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

T​he Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch in Colorado stopped irrigating its grass fields for hay production July 1 as part of a pilot project to…

Land Trust Alliance Honors Conservation Champions

October 9, 2015 - in Corporate

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 9, 2015—The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people love by strengthening…

Heath Consultants Incorporated’s Aqua-Scope Water Leak Detector Promotes Water Conservation Through Loss Reduction

August 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Water

HOUSTON, Aug. 18, 2015—During the current drought conditions many water utilities are working to reduce and conserve water use. There are many ways to accomplish conservation and one such technique is to reduce lost water through the use of Heath Consultants…

Method Partners with The Nature Conservancy to Protect Water in the Great Lakes

November 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Supply, Water

CHICAGO, Nov. 17, 2014 —Today, Method Products, PBC, the leader in innovative, eco-friendly household, fabric, and personal care products, announced plans for a groundwater replenishment project through a partnership with The Nature Conservancy.  Method's…

Interior, Agriculture Departments Partner to Measure Conservation Impacts on Water Quality

October 22, 2014 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects, Water

ALTON, Ill., Oct. 21, 2014—The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new partnership agreement today that will provide a clearer picture of the benefits of farmers' conservation practices…

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Issues Executive Directive on Water Conservation

October 15, 2014 - in Corporate, Water

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2014—Amidst a record drought, Mayor Eric Garcetti today issued an executive directive to dramatically reduce the use of fresh water and the purchase of costly imported water. "Our relationship with water must evolve. We cannot afford…

The Getty Foundation Announces Major Philanthropic Initiative Focused On Conserving 20th Century Architecture

September 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Featured, Financial, Maintenance

The Getty Foundation in Los Angeles today announced the first ten grants for significant modern buildings as part of a major new philanthropic initiative focused on the conservation of 20th Century architecture around the world. Called Keeping It Modern, the…

UCLA Study Says Water Conservation Strategy Should Be Carefully Planned to Avoid Unintended Harm

August 22, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects, Supply, Water

In April, California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order asking residents to reduce their water consumption by 20 percent. That hasn’t happened. Since then, the state’s dry conditions have worsened, with more than 80 percent of California now in…

California Has Given Away Rights to Far More Water than it Has

August 20, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects, Supply, Water

California has allocated five times more surface water than the state actually has, making it hard for regulators to tell whose supplies should be cut during a drought, University of California researchers reported. The scientists said California’s water-rights…