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Water Conservation Quick Facts about Water Use in California - And Why You Should Conserve
This video is provided from Association of California Water Agencies.
Databases (Library card is required to access the databases outside the library.)
- Gale Virtual Reference Library - Find information about reclamation and reuse of municipal wastewater.
- General OneFile – Find full-text magazine and journal articles on the drought and water conservation.
- Science in Context – Find curriculum-focused, scientific information on water conservation and drought.
- 100+ Ways to Conserve - Water Use it Wisely has nearly 200 water-saving tips, for a variety of settings (indoor, outdoor, office etc.)
- BeWaterWise - Find tips on saving water and for rebates on water saving devices.
- Conservation rebates and programs - A variety of conservation rebates and programs are available in most water systems.
- Conservation kits - Single-family residential customers can get conservation kits featuring a range of water-saving plumbing retrofit fixtures.
- Drought -12 things to know about lawn replacement programs – rebates, etc.
- Green Scene - Biochar saves water while plants thrive.
- How to Save Water - Grace Communications Foundation has tips for saving water, including shopping smarter and food choices.
- International Biochar Initiative – Biochar as organic mulch helps retain water in soil, helps prevent polluting ground water, and helps prevent global warming.
- Metropolitan Water District – Learn more about water reserves, water saving tips and rebates, and the supply allocation plan.
- State of California – drought resources, Governor Brown’s executive order, seawater desalination, news, etc.
- U.S. Drought Portal – Where is the drought? Will it change? What are the impacts?
- United States Environmental Protection Agency on water conservation
- Water Conservation - Be water smart, not water short.
- Professor Michio Kaku - In this short interview, Dr. Kaku talks about the causes of drought and potential solutions.