Category Archives: Water conservation

The Wettest Drought Year?

There’s no doubt that 2017 has been a wet year. California mountains are covered with snow, and most reservoirs are above their long-term averages. While we won’t see a surface water shortage in 2017, UC Davis notes that some remnants … Continue reading

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El Niño, Drought, Mudslides, Hurricanes: Schools Keynote Offers Insights

JPL Scientist Bill Patzert What will the winter bring? A “Godzilla” El Niño sits in the Pacific, and some have wondered if the recent mudslides that shut down the Grapevine are a preview of what the winter will bring. Even if … Continue reading

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Low-Water Landscapes for Schools – Beyond Gravel

While there’s no question that gravel has a place in water-efficient landscape design, over-reliance on this material can produce results that fall short of what school officials, parents, community members and students expect from school grounds. Other low-water options exist that can provide habitat, … Continue reading

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New Training Seminar Addresses Water Conservation and Code

A new seminar from Green Technology will examine recent changes in California’s plumbing code relating to greywater, rainwater catchment and on-site water recycling. Landscape irrigation accounts for as much half of residential water use, and greywater systems have the potential … Continue reading

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Admiral Len Hering Will Keynote Schools Summit

Rear Admiral Len Hering (ret.), currently the Executive Director of the California Center for Sustainable Energy, will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Green California Schools Summit. The Summit will take place November 5-6 at the Pasadena Convention Center. … Continue reading

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