PLoS Biology: Converging Currents in Climate-Relevant Conservation: Water, Infrastructure, and Institutions

submitted by: johoma
The conservation community has not fully accounted for the implications of climate change to our work, which has become integrated with economic development in recent decades. Many of the largest impacts on ecosystems and species come from infrastructure investments, especially water infrastructure. Given the sensitivity of the water cycle to climate change, there is a high risk of long-lived water infrastructure developing such severe mismatches with its ambient climate that the investment...

The Pros and Cons of Rainwater Catchment in San Diego

submitted by: sbluong
Currently, the Southern California Metropolitan Water District and San Diego Water Authority provide rebates for high-efficiency water appliances in single homes in San Diego as an incentive to reduce drought and the city’s dependence on imported water. However, these agencies do not provide rebates for rainwater catchment (RWC) system, a known alternative water-saving method that is practical and widely studied. This research examines the differences between investing in rainwater...