Could managed aquifer recharge (MAR) offer an affordable solution against drought? Due to continued strain on resources as a result of the ongoing drought, California has been exploring possible solutions to a more resilient water supply.
A 40 percent increase in demand for safe drinking water is expected by 2025, according to the United Nations. The problem is that only 0.5 percent of the earth’s water is suitable for human consumption. Could desalination be the solution?
Activists critical of Nestle North American Waters, which has been drawing water from the San Bernardino National Forest for its Arrowhead bottled water, say the company’s permit has lapsed and therefore it should stop collecting water from an environmentally sensitive canyon in the area.
A U.S. Geological Survey shows that a little more than half of the Colorado River, the West’s primary water source, is groundwater before it seeps into the river bed. The preliminary finding may help city water supply managers anticipate future volumes amid rising temperatures and less snowfall.
By Elizabeth Zach, staff writer California water officials, while acknowledging the state is still in a drought, said in May . . .