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Proceed with Caution: California’s Drought and Seawater Desalination
Issue Paper
Some observers wonder whether the long-term answer to California’s drought lies in the ocean through the
promotion of seawater desalination. This paper offers an overview of the science and policy related to seawater desalination and demonstrates why this option is generally the least promising option for drought relief.

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Advancing America’s Clean Water Legacy
The Administration is strengthening clean water protections.

The Administration should continue to move forward to strengthen protection for the waters that so many communities depend upon for drinking, swimming, fishing and economic activity.
Wanted: Green Acres
How Philadelphia's Greened Acre Retrofit Program is catalyzing low-cost green infrastructure retrofits on private property

Issue Brief
In July 2014, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) launched an innovative competitive grant program to encourage the development of green infrastructure on private property. Green infrastructure practices -- which include trees, rain gardens, green roofs, and porous pavement -- restore the landscape's ability to retain stormwater, keeping polluted runoff out of municipal systems and out of waterways, rivers, and oceans.
Waste Less, Pollute Less: Using Urban Water Conservation to Advance Clean Water Act Compliance
Issue Brief
In many parts of the United States, cities and suburbs -- and the wastewater and stormwater utilities that serve them -- are among the largest sources of water pollution. They need hundreds of billions of dollars to repair, maintain, and improve their infrastructure to comply with Clean Water Act standards that protect public health and the environment.
Connecting Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene with Fresh Water Conservation and Climate Resilience
The Need to Facilitate Integration in Development Assistance

Issue Brief
Integrated solutions can help end extreme poverty and ensure long-term access to basic human needs such as food, clean water, and sanitation facilities. Currently, the development sector all too often addresses WASH, climate resilience, and fresh water conservation as separate issues. Fortunately, though, awareness about the importance of integrated efforts to solve these challenges in development projects is increasing.

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