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International Consultation Opens on Water Climate Bond Standard
The Climate Bonds Initiative and consortium partners Ceres, World Resources Institute, CDP and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation have released for ...
The Best Options for Groundwater Recharge
The water bond passed by voters in 2014 provides funding for projects to help recharge groundwater. But some of the best and most cost-effective options may be ...
Digging Into the Regulatory Process for Water Conservation
By the time California homes have fully embraced these new water-efficiency fixtures, the annual savings will be on the order of 38 billion gallons of water - ...
Recycled Water Key to California’s Water Security
Recycled water could play a major role in helping to secure a more sustainable water future for California, but the state needs to take some key steps to move ...
San Francisco Makes History With New Water Bond
The city is leveraging the power of green bonds by issuing the first certified under the Water Climate Bonds Standard to help fund projects to repair the ...
Worms and Wine? Fetzer Vineyards First to Adopt Innovative Wastewater Treatment System to Save Water / Combat Climate Change
It takes a lot of water to make a glass of California wine, anywhere from two to 15 gallons of water, according to recent studies. And as the state moves into ...
Berry giant Driscoll's joins effort to conserve water in California's Central Coast
Three years before the California drought became a national crisis, national berry giant Driscoll's, on the state’s Central Coast, knew it had a major problem ...
Squeezing Water from Wine: Constellation Brands Takes on the Drought
In the face of California’s ongoing drought, Clos du Bois - owned by Constellation Brands, a Connect the Drops signatory - has taken strong steps over the last ...
Business coalition forms in response to California drought
A coalition of businesses including The Coca-Cola Company and Gap Inc. announced Thursday it is backing Gov. Jerry Brown's call for conservation in ...
Time to Change Water-Pricing Schemes
The way we pay for water in California has to change. Despite a wet winter this year, California still faces serious drought conditions, and the forecast for ...
MillerCoors and Sungevity Join Ceres’ Connect the Drops Water Campaign in California
Two major businesses - the MillerCoors Brewing Co., and Oakland-based solar company Sungevity - announced today that they have joined Connect the Drops, a ...
Wine, Beer and Medicine: 3 Companies Helping Solve California’s Water Woes
Despite recent news that drought-ridden California is sitting on top of large reserves of previously unrecognized, deep groundwater resources, the state still ...
How Much Do We Leak? At Last, California Will Know
California’s “severe drought” is now at 860 days and counting. Every Californian is feeling the ripples, whether in lawn watering bans, fallowed farmland or ...
Here's an unexpected answer for the groundwater shortage
Congressional representatives in October sent a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown asking about his plans to ensure that when El Niño’s storms hit, the water is ...
Farm Water Management Lessons from the Desert
Year-round warm temperatures and decades of smart water planning have earned the state its place in the market. Unlike California, however, Arizona is not ...
Banana Republic’s Windows Campaign Connects The Water Drops in California
“Water conservation” has become the state motto in California as the epic drought continues to sap the region. Banana Republic wants to raise awareness around ...
Rethinking ‘Infrastructure’ to Protect California’s Water Future
The California Water Commission’s draft regulations for water storage projects is nearly complete but it looks like the commission may miss an important ...
Green bonds — a way to invest in California water sustainability
In 2014, Californians passed a water bond allotting $7.12 billion to fund key water projects, but that sum doesn’t go far enough. A recent Public Policy ...
Calling On Big Business to Step Up and Help Solve California’s Water Woes
Long before the California drought became a national crisis, multinational berry company Driscoll’s knew it had to organize a solution to the water problem its ...
Water Reuse in California: Overcoming the Barriers to Its Expansion
Californians favor increasing water reuse in the state, but regulatory and financing hurdles still remain, leading experts on the topic to join in discussing ...
California’s New Water Data Law Will Have Far-Reaching Benefits
California governor Jerry Brown signed a bill in September that will help collect and share water data, which will aid the water transfer market and ...
Recycled water system to be put to test at development near Tracy
The White House recently issued a government-wide directive to reduce the nation’s vulnerability to drought, which it said “poses a serious and growing threat ...
Driscoll’s Berries on the Front Lines of Climate Change
We live in strange times. One in 3 people around the world are overweight, and around the world 24 percent of calories are wasted between the farm and the ...
Watershed Protection Comes From Corporate Partners
Coca-Cola is backing efforts to help restore key watersheds in southern California, signaling a new era in corporate water stewardship, writes Kirsten James, ...
Connect the Drops on water conservation
Water is essential to human life … and to running our business. In fact, our sustainability work centers on protecting and conserving the natural resource base ...
Driscoll’s leading charge for change in water policies
Driscoll’s berry company announced its involvement in “Connect the Drops,” a campaign that combines the voices of diverse companies into a single call to ...
We Need to Fight Drought With Better Data
California is managing its water system like an unbalanced checkbook. There are thousands of “withdrawals” and “deposits” from stressed surface water and ...
California Companies Voice Support for Water-Saving Legislative Proposals
In advance of a key hearing this week, a half-dozen major California companies are voicing public support for two water-related legislative proposals that will ...
4 Reasons Why El Nino Won’t Solve California’s Epic Drought
El Nino will solve the drought. You’re hearing this sentiment around California these days. After four years of bone-dry winters, warmer Pacific Ocean waters ...
Levi Strauss & Co.: Connecting the Drops With Your Jeans
Levi Strauss & Co. recently joined Ceres’ “Connect the Drops” campaign to show our support for the importance of water conservation in California. As a ...