Five Things You Should Know About California’s Drought

Five Things You Should Know About California’s Drought

1.     With typically arid springs and summers, droughts are normal in California… but not at this intensity: Climate change is intensifying drought across the state, which puts the state in a precarious position that compromises water supplies for drinking and...
Reframing Water Use in an Endless Drought Era

Reframing Water Use in an Endless Drought Era

A dry landscape in the foothills of smoky Stanley, Idaho in September. © Tess McEnroe for IRU Drought, by its very definition, is an anomaly. A promise that this too shall pass. However, we must accept that this aridity is our new water era. We can no longer claim...
Our 2023 Budget for Rivers

Our 2023 Budget for Rivers

The challenges facing rivers can feel overwhelming. Climate change, perhaps rivers’ most existential threat, is fueling record-breaking floods and drought. A long history of racial injustice forces the impacts of climate change, along with pollution, dams and other...