From the Editor

  1. California To Sue Federal Government Over Source Water Allocation

    California has historically had its fair share of water scarcity issues, with pervasive drought and a booming population combining to put undue strain on supplies. Now, the state is set for a legal standoff with the federal government over how its water resources are allocated.

  2. Fluoride Lawsuit May Have Major Implications For Drinking Water Utilities

    The addition of fluoride to drinking water has been standard practice in the U.S. for decades, introduced as a method for improving dental health. But for nearly as long, coalitions opposed to the practice have fought against it, arguing that water fluoridation is linked to adverse health effects.

  3. Official: Nevada’s Water Supply Has Reached 'Critical Mass'

    With growing demand from booming populations and increased stress from exacerbated climate issues, the country’s source water is becoming dangerously scarce in some places. Dwindling supplies in one of the nation’s more arid regions, for instance, has now hit a concerning threshold.

  4. House Committee Advances Sweeping PFAS Regulation

    As communities across the country struggle with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination in their drinking water, the highest offices in the U.S. government appear to be taking action.

  5. Are Partnerships Between Oil & Gas Operations And Wastewater Treatment Plants The Future?

    The growth of the oil and gas industry in the U.S., driven primarily by hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” has been explosive over the last decade, bringing with it considerable produced water challenges.

  6. EPA Releases Review Protocol For PFAS

    Contamination of drinking water from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may be the nation’s most pressing drinking water quality issue. With many calling for the expedited banning and removal of PFAS in water sources, a new U.S. EPA procedure to better assess them may be a concrete step in that direction.

  7. Senate May Abandon PFAS Amendment

    After reports seemed to indicate that the U.S. Senate would compel the U.S. EPA to take stronger action against the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water, things may have changed.

  8. EPA Targets Water Quality Reviews That Stifle Energy Infrastructure

    In the latest water quality debate between local regulators and the Trump administration, the U.S. EPA has proposed a rule that may be intended to pave the way for new natural gas pipelines despite environmental concerns.

  9. Retired Scientists Blast South Carolina Flood Plan

    As the potential for flooding seems to rise and the necessary stormwater infrastructure needed to deal with it appears to be lacking, communities around the country are taking stock of their own resiliency measures and planning for the future.

  10. California Wildfires Lead To Water Treatment Struggles

    The latest extreme blaze in California, known as the Kincaid Wildfire, has burned tens of thousands of acres, prompted the evacuation of thousands of residents, and consumed more than 100 structures.