How Are Urban Water Suppliers Responding to Drought?

Nemati, Mehdi and Juhee Lee

from ARE Update Vol. 25, No. 6, Jul/Aug, 2022

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Abstract

In July 2021, Gov. Newsom requested 15% voluntary statewide urban water conservation compared to the same months in 2020. However, thus far, suppliers have reduced water use by about 2% statewide, and only about 5% have complied with the conservation target. This article provides an overview of the urban water suppliers’ progress toward the 15% water conservation target and describes their demand management strategies during the current drought.

Keywords

California, conservation, demand management, utilities, water-use restrictions, water demand.

Citation

Nemati, Mehdi and Juhee Lee. 2022. "How Are Urban Water Suppliers Responding to Drought?" ARE Update 25(6): 1-4. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/filer/file/1661186505/20471/