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A Look At Reservoir Levels Across State

Sonora, CA — Despite a meager snowpack thus far, the water levels are still relatively strong for the local reservoirs in the region.

Analysis: Arizona’s strong record on water management

Drought is not something that is uncommon in the Southwest United States. However, Arizona has stood out in taking active measures to improve the use of the state’s water resources.

Snow, rain ends in California; another storm due by midweek

Light snowfall is lingering in the Sierra Nevada and some showers are falling elsewhere in California as a storm that brought much-needed precipitation to the state wraps up

California Winter Forecast, Water Storage / Managing Groundwater, Water Market Value / Impact Of ‘Forever Chemicals’

Markets Insider Technical Analyst and Writer Matthew Fox on how the state’s water will soon join gold and oil as commodities traded on the futures markets

California Water Futures Begin Trading Amid Fear of Scarcity

Water joined gold, oil and other commodities traded on Wall Street, highlighting worries that the life-sustaining natural resource may become scarce across more of the world.

The Spectrum wins grant to fund coverage of Lake Powell Pipeline

The Spectrum & Daily News has been awarded a $10,000 grant from The Water Desk to pursue a major new project and buoy local coverage of water issues and a pair of pipelines proposed to bring new supplies for southwestern Utah's thirsty communities

Satellite imaging to map groundwater use in California's central valley

Researchers report in a new study a way to improve groundwater monitoring by using a remote sensing technology (known as InSAR), in conjunction with climate and land cover data, to bridge gaps in the understanding of sustainable groundwater in California's San Joaquin Valley

Danish government invest R11m for groundwater sustainability in Cape Town

Now, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South Africa has secured a two-year sponsorship from the Danish government that will help ensure that the city’s groundwater supply is managed sustainably into the future

Murray-Darling basin: scientists warn end to water buybacks will be a disaster for the river

The federal water minister, Keith Pitt, said the government planned to formally end buybacks and would instead rely on water efficiency projects as the way to retrieve the last 700 gigalitres of water needed to meet the plan’s targets for reclaiming water for the environment

Water rights vs right to service

The Imperial Irrigation District has engaged in water conservation agreements with the stated intent to conserve and transfer conserved water while having the District retain the ability to service the crops and lands of the District in full of their need.

Teucrium Commodity Trust has filed a Form S-1 with the SEC

The Fund’s Shares will reflect the daily changes in the price of the Benchmark Water Futures Contracts which are based on the NQH2O index

US regulator welcomes water futures as tool to manage climate risk

CME’s contract is based on the Nasdaq Veles California Water Index, which aims to track the spot price of water in the state, based on water rights — entitlements to divert water from natural sources

Dominion Water Reserves Applaud the Launch of First Ever Water Futures Based on Nasdaq Veles California Water Index

Nasdaq Veles California Water Index futures will be an innovative, first‐of‐its‐kind tool to provide agricultural, commercial, and municipal water users with greater transparency, price discovery, and risk transfer – all of which can help to more efficiently align supply and demand of this vital resource.

Derivative Marketplace CME Group and NASDAQ Announces Plans For New Features Contract On The NQH2O, $ 1.1 Billion California Water Market To Tie Onto CME Contract

The leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace of the world, CME Group and NASDAQ announced plans for a new features contract on the Nasdaq Veles California Water Index (NQH2O).

Water enters futures market, allowing buyers to lock in prices

Wall Street is about to begin trading futures contracts for water under new financial products announced by CME Group and Nasdaq

CME Group to Launch Water Futures Based on Nasdaq Veles California Water Index (NQH2O)

CME Group and Nasdaq are to launch a new futures contract based on the Nasdaq Veles California Water Index (NQH2O).

CME Group to Launch First-Ever Water Futures Based on Nasdaq Veles California Water Index

New futures will help California water market users hedge price risk and provide a regulated, market-based solution for managing risk to the most active and dynamic water market in the U.S.

Panama calls for bids on $2 billion water-shortage project

PANAMA CITY -- The Panama Canal authority has put out a call for bids on a $2 billion package of water supply projects aimed at combating a drought that affects the fresh water lakes that supply the canal's locks.

MWD and free excess water from the Valley

Since the signing of the QSA, IID has under-used its apportionment just short of two million a/f. Not all of this would have been intentionally created surplus in Lake Mead, but a good amount would have been with a value of over $100,000,000. IID went from having no need of storage to having to beg for storage.

Waters of Murray-Darling rivers join for first time in two years

The waters of the Murray River and the Darling River in NSW have joined for the first time in two years, in a milestone for drought-stricken communities in New South Wales.

Digital Tools Now Help Address Water Scarcity

World Water Day was Sunday, March 22, and now more than ever it is time to address head on the global crisis of water. Water is our most precious resource. We can no longer afford to manage it the old way. It simply isn’t working. But there is hope in new digital approaches to water management

Colorado mountain snowpack in “good spot” for water supply heading into spring

Federal survey data showed the statewide snowpack at 106% of the norm between 1981 and 2010, but with significant variation between northern and southern mountains — a trend over the past decade.

Financial Report: Serving the Community through Data-Driven Decisions

Water systems exist to serve their communities. But do the water system’s rate structure, prices, and policies align with community values? The annual rate process is an opportunity to measure this.

Trump promised more water to California farmers. But dry weather gets in the way

Less than a week after Trump told San Joaquin Valley farmers in Bakersfield that he was taking bold steps to increase their water supply, his administration announced Tuesday farmers on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley may only receive about 15 percent of their contracted water supply for the upcoming growing season

Pipe Market Turns to New Materials to Address Aging Water Infrastructure

More than $234 billion (USD) of capital expenditures (CAPEX) are forecasted over the next decade to address aging municipal water and wastewater pipe network infrastructure, according to Bluefield’s forecasts.

Lawmakers pass Utah Water Banking Act

This bill enacts the Water Banking Act, which provides for the creation of voluntary water banks organized by local water users to administer market transactions for the temporary use of water rights.

Trump signs memorandum diverting more water to California farmers

President Trump on Wednesday signed a memorandum directing more of California’s scarce water supply to farmers and other agriculture interests in the state's Central Valley

Sierra snowpack withering in California’s dry winter

The mountain snowpack — a crucial element in the state’s annual water supply — is 53 percent of normal for this time of year, according to the Department of Water Resources

PSP Investments, a Canadian pension fund, could now be the largest owner of water in the Murray-Darling Basin

It has been on a multi-billion-dollar buying spree in Australia recently, spending a record amount for a WA dryland cropping operation and water rights in the lower Murray

Water: Its Value And Risks

Water is critical to business, and with supplies increasingly at risk, companies cannot take it for granted anymore

California May Be Sliding Back Into Drought, Lawmakers And Advocates Warn Now Is The Time To Prepare

Due to weeks of dry weather about 10 percent of California and more than half of Nevada are in drought mode, the federal government reported Thursday

Conflict Between SGMA and California Water Rules

Some of the California water regulations may be at odds with some of the provisions of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)

What’s Up With Water

And this is What’s Up with Water, your “need-to-know news” of the world’s water

Federal government withholds water funding from NSW in Murray-Darling standoff

The plans set new rules for how water is managed and shared during times of drought. The funding withheld includes $7.9m for NSW to complete floodplain harvesting work

Government rejected several offers on water rights before reaching $80m deal

New documents raise further questions about deal with company founded by energy minister Angus Taylor

China improves groundwater monitoring system

China has successfully completed its national groundwater monitoring project, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources

Murray-Darling Basin plan: threat of walkout averted with promise of review

New South Wales had said it would quit plan if state was not offered concessions on environmental water targets

Creating efficiencies through water trading

Water pricing is neither as contentious nor as novel a concept as it may appear on surface

For once, a major win for San Joaquin Valley farmers when it comes to water

Federal officials on Tuesday announced that they were implementing a new plan to move more water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta south to Valley farmers. The move fulfills a promise President Trump made to growers a year ago

Cheaper than dirt: Critics say Sydney's water 'massively undervalued'

Economists say Sydney's water is too cheap, and the city is "massively under-valuing" a scarce and finite resource as the drought continues unabated

Navajo Generating Station, a Union of Coal and Water, Shuts Down

The big coal-fired power station was the engine that moved Colorado River water into central Arizona

Arizona’s groundwater replenishment program facing an uncertain future

PHOENIX — A key water management tool that sustains housing development in central Arizona does not have a rosy future, according to a new report from Arizona State University

Not a drop of water after government spends $80m on rights from agribusiness

Not a drop of water after government spends $80m on rights from agribusiness Commonwealth environmental water holder confirms rights from firm once linked to Angus Taylor yield no water

Wall Street spends millions to buy up Washington state water

WINTHROP, Okanogan County — Follow the water and you’ll find the money.

A new approach for managing California’s water and improving the environment

Water is at the center of California’s economic and environmental health. The need to maintain reliable water supply for California’s farms, families and cities while protecting the environment has been at the forefront of our minds as we have worked to review and finalize a new operations plan for the federal Central Valley Project and the State Water Project

Egypt and Ethiopia Spar Over Nile River Dam in Latest Round of Talks

The $4 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, built on the Blue Nile, the river’s main tributary, is intended to boost economic output and improve energy access in Ethiopia. But the project, which began construction in 2011, has raised national security concerns within downstream Egypt, which draws its freshwater almost exclusively from the Nile.

Google’s South Carolina Data Centre Authorised To Use 549 Million Gallons Of Groundwater

Google’s data centre campus in Berkeley County, South Carolina has been given the green light to use millions of gallons of groundwater to cool its servers each year

California’s water year starts with a large increase in reservoir storage. Here’s why

California is enjoying an increase in average water reserves due to increases in snowfall and precipitation, according to the Department of Water Resources

NSW to get new dam as part of $1bn drought emergency boost

The federal and New South Wales governments are investing $1bn in water infrastructure for rural and regional communities impacted by the devastating drought in NSW

New $13m pipeline is built to deliver desperately-needed water to struggling residents of a drought-stricken town

Regional drought stricken town gets lifeline as water pipeline projects complete



In Australia, Echoes of Past, Glimpses of Future As Country Braces for Hot, Dry Summer

A record-breaking drought is pushing rural communities in New South Wales and Queensland to the breaking point

Millions left without water in drought-hit Zimbabwe as ‘lack of currency’ sees treatment plant shut down

Authorities forced to shut down major source due to lack of foreign currency to pay for necessary chemicals

NSW secretly exploring long-dismissed plan to turn coastal rivers inland

Proposal an expensive gift to irrigators at the expense of coastal communities and the environment, conservationist says

State of the Network: Long-Term, High-Frequency Flow and Water Quality Data in the San Francisco Estuary, California

The USGS California Water Science Center is heavily involved in the measurement of flow and water quality parameters in the San Francisco Estuary, with support from many partner agencies. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR), through the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) is one of those agencies. This article describes the resulting efforts and methodologies and provides examples of some of the uses of the data sets for science and management interests.

Australia is Running Out of Drinking Water

Over a dozen towns and cities in eastern Australia are fast approaching Day Zero — the day that the last of the drinking water runs dry.

Study: Inadequate Groundwater for Current and Potential Demands in Basin Targeted by Las Vegas

Springs, creeks, and wetlands on the Nevada-Utah border are at risk in “worst-case” pumping scenario, U.S. Geological Survey finds.

NSW government faces crunch call on water rights as drought deepens

NSW cabinet set to debate preventing irrigators from taking water from the Barwon-Darling river system during low-flow events

Water costs are rising across the U.S. — here's why

Each glass of water, shower or flush costs far more than it did just eight years ago — and your water is bill is likely to go up again in 2019

Farmers concerned over how mandatory water cuts from Colorado River will impact agriculture

Two western states are imposing mandatory water cuts because the Colorado River, which supplies water to 40 million people and about 5 million acres of land across seven states, has dropped to alarmingly low levels.

Water rights must be proved up by 2027

With the passage of Senate Bill 270 in the 2017 Legislature, the Nevada Division of Water Resources must require claimants of a pre-statutory vested water right to submit proof of their appropriation

Water prices in southern Murray-Darling skyrocket as increased water demand 'collides' with dry conditions

The cost of irrigation water in the southern Murray-Darling Basin has skyrocketed by nearly 140 per cent in just 12 months

Coalition divided over water policy in wake of damning Barwon-Darling report

A major split is emerging between the Nationals and the Liberals over water policy as the New South Wales government grapples with an overhaul of the Barwon-Darling water rules that will restrict extractions by the cotton industry.

Mapping the strain on our water

The WRI’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas researchers used hydrological models and more than 50 years of data to estimate the typical water supply of 189 countries compared to their demand. The result was a scale of “water stress” — how close a country comes to draining its annual water stores in a typical year.

World Bank Says Water Pollution Weighs on Global Economic Growth

Poor water quality saps one-third of potential economic growth in the most heavily polluted areas, according to a new global analysis by the World Bank

Arizona, Nevada cuts to Colorado River water negligible

Arizona and Nevada will face their first-ever cuts in Colorado River water next year, but the changes aren't expected to be overly burdensome for either state

Investing in clean water is a great way for governments to get ‘bang for buck,’ says CEO

More investment will also lead to economic advantages, pointed out Scott Harrison, chief executive officer and founder at charity: water.

Study estimates Lake Erie region worth $443 billion

The natural value of the Lake Erie region is $443 billion, according to a year-long consultant’s report prepared for the cities of Toledo and Oregon, as well as for Lucas County commissioners.

Farmers are turning to tech as the Colorado River faces increasing distress and water wars come down to the drop

The U.S. Department of Agriculture station outside Greeley and other sites across the Southwest are experimenting with drones, specialized cameras and other technology to squeeze the most out of every drop of water in the Colorado River

Day Zero for water: Mexico on the list of water-stressed countries

About a third of the world’s population of over 7 billion live in countries at high risk of running out of water in the near future, and Mexico ranks high on the list, according to a study by the World Resources Institute.

Chennai's growth threatened by water shortages

More than 600 million people are facing 'acute' water shortages, and 21 Indian cities are expected to run out of groundwater by 2020

Murray-Darling Basin: water ministers agree to independent umpire to police plan

Water ministers have unanimously agreed to an independent umpire to police the Murray Darling Basin plan.

River Murray water allocations rise to 50 per cent

There’s more good news today for South Australian River Murray irrigators with minimum water allocations rising yet again, this time to 50 per cent.

Trump revived the Cadiz water project. Now California has added a new hurdle

The project by Cadiz has been the subject of a two-decades-long political drama. It was blocked by the Obama administration, then revived under President Trump

Saudi invention holds immense promise for a water-scarce world

Researchers at the university’s Water Desalination and Reuse Center in Jeddah say they have developed a technology that uses waste heat recovered from solar panels to power a desalination process that produces clean water from seawater

Murray Darling Basin spend $1.5 billion to find an extra 450GL in water

Federal Water Minister kicked off a $1.5 billion Water Efficiency Program today to deliver an extra 450 gigalitres of water to the environment by 2024 under the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru eye bond for extreme weather -minister

“What we’re going to do is design a new bond that’s not just for earthquakes, but for hydrometeorological events, climate, the el Nino phenomena,”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom to Sign Bill to Create Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund

Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to sign legislation today to allocate up to $130 million a year to provide safe and affording drinking water to all Californians.

Reservoirs in Parched Chennai, City of Millions, Are Dry. Can Better Forecasting Avert Future Crises?

The megacity in southern India, as it waits for the monsoon, is not the first to run short of water. It won’t be the last.

Neighbors Face Off Over Texas’ Other Lucrative Resource: Water

Wildcatter Clayton Williams Jr. made his first fortune in oil. He aims to make another off a treasure buried beneath his family’s West Texas land. It’s a massive trove of water.

Foreign ownership of water entitlements reveals China and US are the biggest investors

The Federal Government's long-awaited foreign ownership of water entitlement register reveals investors from China and the United States have the biggest stake in foreign-owned water entitlements in Australia.

Satellite Images Reveal the Extent of Chennai’s Water Shortage

A pair of photographs taken by NASA’s Operational Land Imager roughly a year apart offer a stark visualization of the water shortage currently plaguing Chennai

What's Up With Water

Meteorologists blamed the early weakness of the monsoon on unfavorable climate conditions, such as an El Niño phenomenon that slowed formation and movement of the southwest monsoon.

Murray-Darling Basin residents' survey shows support for reallocating water from irrigators to Indigenous communities

A random survey of people living in the Murray-Darling Basin has found support for reallocating water from irrigators to Indigenous communities.

Water Risks Threaten to Derail Vietnam’s Economic Success

Depletion and pollution of Vietnam’s water supplies are hurting the country now, and could cause economic losses up to 6 percent by 2035, says new World Bank report.

India has just five years to solve its water crisis, experts fear. Otherwise hundreds of millions of lives will be in danger

About 100 million people across India are on the front lines of a nationwide water crisis. A total of 21 major cities are poised to run out of groundwater next year, according to a 2018 report by government-run think tank NITI Aayog.

A water year in review: How has water shaped up for Sacramento and Northern California?

As the 2018-19 water year came to a close Sunday, record-setting snowpack in the Sierras and above-average rain means several reservoirs are near full capacity heading into the dry summer months. Here’s a look at the past 12 months of California water.

Lower Colorado River Basin Can Still Expect Shortage Next Year

The Lower Colorado River Basin does not avoid a shortage in 2020 despite the plentiful snowpack on the Rocky Mountains this past winter.