California Water Watch

Ideas about our water emergency from different perspectives

A question of dish washing

I don’t know for sure whether having a dish washer saves water or not, but I know the amount of water used varies greatly depending on the way you do … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Aqua Kids on KTVU

I was in an uncommon situation this morning, picking up the remote to have breakfast in bed like a big kid. I switched on the TV and KTVU came on. … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Reminder of past landscapes on the Hayward Shoreline

One of the wonderful people at The Long Now Foundation turned me on to Laura Cunningham who wrote a book about her research of habitats lost to time. Her paintings … Continue reading

June 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

A sign of hope on the 5

I was driving along the 5 (Californians are unique among Americans in they way we refer to our highways and interstates) and I found this sign at a rest stop … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Water in Palm Desert

On a recent trip to Palm Desert I was confronted with something I couldn’t ignore – lawns in the desert. To me it seems just plain weird to have a … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Comparison of water needs of different types of produce

Whether or not you garden, it is interesting to think about which vegetables, fruits, and herbs require less water to irrigate. I had a hard time finding an official chart … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Implications of water salinity

It turns out that water salinity is directly related to rainfall patterns. I’ve been enjoying David Fogarty’s reports from Singapore and a recent story he covered shows off this connection. … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · 1 Comment