Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis: “Climate change has become the biggest long-term threat to this city’s future. And that’s because it is linked to water, health, air pollution, traffic disruption from floods, housing vulnerability to landslides — which means we can’t begin to address any of the city’s real problems without facing the climate issue.”

Where is all of this storm water going?: “Big storms with plenty of moisture are moving into Norther California Thursday through Monday, and possibly Tuesday. Just about every single reservoir in California is running really high, but where can all of that water go?”

Challenges of Urban Water Infrastructure: “In many localities, captured rainwater is perceived as greywater, and citizens are reluctant to accept wastewater reuse as an alternative potable water source. Updating policies in zoning ordinances, and economic incentives to promote and, perhaps, mandate implementing green decentralized water infrastructure are needed. These challenges can be overcome by offering workshops and information seminars to municipal and local government water planners and engineers, regulators, and policy makers.”

How California Can Make the Most of Its Rainfalls: “Now that rain is finally falling, is California doing all it can to capture and conserve that water? Projects are underway to utilize stormwater better, with several areas of Southern California already leading by example.”

How California’s next superstorm could affect LA’s water supply: “So it may not rain all that much at your house in LA today, but the storms that are inundating the northern half of California right now and into tomorrow could have severe impacts that will push the state’s water system to its limits. And—the rainy season is not over yet. The risk could go up again if another massive atmospheric river event strikes in the coming weeks.”


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