How Are Urban Water Suppliers Responding to Drought?
Nemati, Mehdi and Juhee Lee
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.
California, conservation, demand management, utilities, water-use restrictions, water demand.
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.