Day Zero

In early 2018, Cape Town announced Day Zero, a date when its reservoirs would run so dry that it would cut off municipal water to its residents. While that date has been delayed, water scarcity is still a global issue, and conservation, desalination, and water reuse efforts are critical to staving off future Day Zeros.

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Aug 5 2021
Emergency regulations to temporarily stop thousands of farmers, landowners and others from diverting water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta…
Jul 8 2021
Water scarcity and drought conditions are no stranger to the U.S. West, but the drought in 2021 has the greatest severity seen in a decade and the…
Jul 8 2021
A new earthquake retrofit project will take Santa Clara County, California’s largest drinking water source out of service for the next decade. The…
Jul 6 2021
The Ute Water Conservancy District, serving Grand Junction and Mesa County, Colorado, has for the first time begun to mix Colorado River water into…
Jul 1 2021
More than 200 Western farm and water organizations are pushing for canal and reservoir repairs.  This includes proposing nearly $49 billion for…
The drought in the U.S. West has stressed water resources, increased water scarcity and forced communities to create water conservation rules.
The drought in the U.S. West has stressed water resources, increased water scarcity and forced communities to create water conservation rules.
Jun 30 2021
The above image uses the June 24, 2021 U.S. Drought Monitor map as a background image to show the size and scope of the drought. View the latest…
Feb 11 2021
Water is the new oil. Or at least those in the water industry already recognize it is as precious or more precious than oil. Making the most with the…
Dec 22 2020
JEA serves the Greater Jacksonville, Florida area, and recognized an opportunity to further capitalize its reclaimed water and diversify its water…
Dec 14 2020
The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) flagship report was released. The report noted that…
Sep 28 2020
WWD Senior Managing Editor Bob Crossen's Takeaways Keynote Address 2020 posed an immediate challenge that resulted in a complete change in thinking…
Feb 28 2020
The 5th AWF is intended to address three main priorities: Arab Water Security; Cooperation across Borders and Water for Sustainable Development…
Jan 14 2020
The researchers developed a model to track the water and gauge water quality at the power plant, located near Phoenix, Arizona, which converts heat…
Dec 19 2019
Southwest Water is putting a pause on renegotiating rules for managing water among the seven states and two countries that share the Colorado River…
Nov 29 2019
Editor's Note: Each week, Water & Wastes Digest will post an aggregate of business news briefs and networking news items to keep you informed on…
U.S. EPA leaders and WateReuse association leaders pose for a photo after EPA released its National Water Reuse Action Plan during the WateReuse Symposium in San Diego Sept. 10.
Top Row: Paul Jones, President, WateReuse Association; Aubrey Bettencourt, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science; Timothy Petty, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior; Brenda Burman, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior; Patricia Sinicropi, Executive Director, WateReuse Association. Bottom Row: Ryan Fisher, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Army Corps of Engineers; Dave Ross, Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Mary Neumayr, Chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality; Bill Northey, Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Daniel Simmons, Assistant Secretary Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.
Sep 12 2019
The U.S. EPA released a draft of its National Water Reuse Action Plan for public comment during the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium in San Diego,…
Agricultural users in Colorado have raised water equity concerns about a demand management plant they say would not be implemented fairly..
Agricultural users in Colorado have raised water equity concerns about a demand management plant they say would not be implemented fairly..
Sep 4 2019
A voluntary water use reduction plan received criticism from agricultural users in Colorado during a meeting of the Colorado Water Conservation Board…
Jul 23 2019
Domestics wells in the U.S. are in danger of drying out due to groundwater depletion, according to a 50-year well depth trend study published in…
Jun 26 2019
India’s sixth-largest city, Chennai, is almost out of water. According to NPR, residents are waiting in lines that span city blocks, and restaurants…
A margarine manufacturer was using a large amount of water during its manufacturing process, which increased costs.
A margarine manufacturer was using a large amount of water during its manufacturing process, which increased costs.
Jun 4 2019
Electrically powered automobiles– among other electrically capable machines–have been trending over the past decade to combat air pollution and help…
Water & Wastes Digest, Storm Water Solutions, Water Quality Products Earn Top Award for the “Delaying Day Zero” feature; National Azbee is 3rd Major Award in 2019 for SGC Water Group
Water & Wastes Digest, Storm Water Solutions, Water Quality Products Earn Top Award for the “Delaying Day Zero” feature.
May 28 2019
The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has announced its 2019 National Awards of Excellence Winners. The Water Group of…
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