drought

White House Lauds Ceres' Sustainable Water Initiatives at World Water Day Summit

Five major companies join Ceres’ Connect the Drops Campaign with collective commitments to save one billion gallons of water by 2020
Press Release

March 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Ceres’ Connect the Drops campaign in California and its climate-resilient water bonds initiative were both recognized at a White House ceremony today commemorating World Water Day.

New Survey Reveals Californians' Overwhelming Support for Recycled Water as a Long-term Drought Solution

89 percent of residents are more willing to use recycled water after learning about the advanced treatment processes used to make it clean and safe
Press Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The severity and impact of the drought remains top-of-mind among Californians. They are eager for long-term solutions that can help the state to achieve a water-secure future.  California residents are overwhelmingly supportive of using treated wastewater, or recycled water, in their everyday lives, according to a statewide survey released today by Xylem Inc.

Financial Markets and the Making of Climate Resilience

The Huge Capital Shift That No One Saw Coming
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by Katie Hoffman, principal of the Resilience Collaborative, LLC, a firm working with investors and innovators to shift capital toward equitable and scalable climate solutions across sectors

An Ocean Friendly Makeover

Landscaping project in Huntington Beach was a community partnership The community project is a partnership that included SCE and Surfrider Foundation.
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Greg Goran grew up surfing the waters off Huntington Beach. Over the past 35 years, he has seen a noticeable change in the water — it’s much dirtier.

“Urban runoff is the No. 1 source of ocean pollution and a primary reason why the water is so much dirtier now,” he said.

Fighting Hunger from the Ground Up

By Mark Edge, Water Efficient Maize for Africa Partnership Lead at Monsanto
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Imagine if a lack of rainfall stood between you and your ability to feed your children.

For millions of families around the world, this is a daily reality. And for family farmers from Kansas to Kenya, drought and pests can mean the difference between a bountiful harvest and a meager one that compromises their ability to put food on their tables … and ours.

Farm Credit Mobilizes to Alleviate Hunger in California's Agricultural Communities

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By Karen Macdonald

Last week, seven of California's largest agricultural lenders announced that they are once again joining forces to alleviate hunger in drought-stricken farm communities throughout the state.

PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Provides Relief to Region Hurt by Drought

Press Release

September 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - A hail storm and freezing temperatures from July 5-7 destroyed crops in Agandugume District and surrounding regions in Papua, Indonesia.

The damage to the vegetation crops caused a food crisis for 26 villages in three central highland regencies. In response to this situation, PT Freeport Indonesia provided logistical support and supplies as part of the relief mission.

A total of 4.4 tons of food as well as supplies were provided to deal with the natural disaster.

Most Water Utilities Missing Opportunity to Stretch Water Supplies

New Report Finds Utility Water Connection Charges the Same for both High Water Using and Low Water Impact Developments
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BOSTON, Mass., Aug. 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ -  As many U.S.

Abrahm Lustgarten: Water Management Breakdown

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Discussions about the West’s epic drought tend to focus on the need to cut back on residential and agricultural water usage. The importance of water conservation during this record dry spell notwithstanding, sound water management turns out to be about a lot more than just water use. Today on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise speaks with Abrahm Lustgarten of ProPublica, who is writing a multi-part series exposing unfortunate policies and practices vis-à-vis our most precious, life-sustaining resource.

In Your Community: AT&T and the Fab 5 Help California Get Smart on Water

By: Ken McNeely
Blog

Last week, in drought-stricken Fresno, California, a group of talented and innovative sixth grade students presented their vision for how technology can help create efficiencies in water conservation.

The team of five robotics students from Riverview Elementary School, nicknamed the “Fab 5,” wanted to improve the way people learn about water conservation. They researched, interviewed water experts, met with city officials and conceived an application to help local residents track their water use in real time using their mobile device.

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