Media Coverage

Read recent media coverage featuring Water in the West and comments from our researchers.

May 03, 2022  |

Felicia Marcus comments on the questionable premise of depending on Colorado River water amidst a 20-year drought.

May 02, 2022  | Fast Company

Felicia Marcus discusses how water restrictions imposed on Southern California residents are likely just the first of many measures cities will need to take in order to adapt to shrinking water supplies.

April 29, 2022  | Los Angeles Times

Felicia Marcus questions the policy of applying water restrictions to individual areas within Southern California's Metropolitan Water District and suggests it may be better to restrict usage in the entire service area.

April 28, 2022  |

Felicia Marcus talks with host Stu VanAirsdale about making the best of California's parched present while building for a sustainable future.

February 14, 2022  | NBC Bay Area

In an NBC TV news story, Felicia Marcus explains the connection between rising temperatures, increased evaporation, lower snowpack, and dwindling water supplies.

February 14, 2022  | Governing

An op-ed in Governing from Felicia Marcus explores options to leverage natural systems to improve water quality and supplies, enhance biodiversity and blunt the ravages of wildfires.

January 13, 2022  |

Research by Rosemary Knight offers survey technology that is able to penetrate the ground, yielding vital data on the geology of natural groundwater basins.

January 04, 2022  | Voice of OC

Felicia Marcus comments on potential for new contaminants as Orange County seek out new sources for drinking water.

November 07, 2021  | California WaterBlog

This blog post examines 2021 water year actions by the federal Central Valley Project (CVP) and the State Water Project (SWP), which sought to maximize water deliveries while meeting environmental regulatory standards in a severe drought. Based on this experience, we offer recommendations to better protect the environment if California is faced with dry conditions in 2022 or beyond.

August 26, 2021  |

Felicia Marcus weighs in on the West's water-related challenges stemming from climate change and discusses options for addressing them.