On 11 August 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new Water Supply Strategy, Adapting to a Hotter, Drier Future. The plan includes ramping up delivery of water reuse projects, stormwater capture and storage, and conservation measures to address climate-related concerns influencing water supplies. This increased focus on infrastructure investment and project development follows years of notable water conservation measures in the state to address persistent drought conditions.
In this Research Note:
- Water conservation shortfalls push policymakers to double down on infrastructure
- State crosses fingers with large investments in stormwater capture
- California water reuse projects queued up for delivery
- Companies position for long-awaited breakthrough