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  • Water efficient homes   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    Water efficient homes

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on developments in residential water recycling.

  • Solutions for saving water in Cali   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    Solutions for saving water in Cali

    Bottled water is coming under attack during the drought. Tim Brown, Nestle Waters North America CEO, discusses how much water is used to create beverage products, and how to save water in California.

  • Golden State's bottled water backlash   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:57 AM ET
    Golden State's bottled water backlash

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports California bottled water has been targeted by protests in wake of the state's drought emergency.

  • Why California's new water rules may not work Friday, 8 May 2015 | 12:17 PM ET
    A man waters down the sidewalk outside Taco Bell in Los Angeles.

    California is adopting new drought-fighting rules, but many people in the state don't seem interested in cutting back on water use.

  • Access top challenge in Nepal: British Red Cross   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 12:04 AM ET
    Access top challenge in Nepal: British Red Cross

    Mark South, Beneficiary Communications Delegate at British Red Cross, says access to rural areas of Nepal remain difficult following a serious earthquake over the weekend.

  • Cities struggle with CA's efforts to save water Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    The Beverly Hills lily pond with the city's famous sign is seen during a severe drought in Beverly Hills, California on April 9, 2015.

    Challenges have bedeviled some of California water conservation efforts, and experts expect uneven levels of compliance and success.

  • Drought: Economic impact   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Drought: Economic impact

    Discussing the economic impact of California's drought, with Richard Howitt, University of California Davis, and J.R. Deshazo, UCLA Public Policy & Urban Planning professor.

  • The Byzantine system of California water rights   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:10 PM ET
    The Byzantine system of California water rights

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports water is a problem in California 100 years in the making.

  • Desertscape biz cashing in during drought   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    Desertscape biz cashing in during drought

    The landscaping business is booming in California during the drought, reports CNBC's Brian Sullivan. Eva Koppel, owner of Garden of Eva, says her business is exploding.

  • Two sides of desalination   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    Two sides of desalination

    As desalination talks heat up during California's drought, two pros debate whether the process is efficient. Robert Sulnick, OC Wise executive director, and Heather Cooley, Pacific Institute, debate.

  • Turning salt water into fresh   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:45 PM ET
    Turning salt water into fresh

    California is running out of choices for water during its drought, and is working to finance a desalination plant, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Water bills will go up about $6 per customer.

  • California mega-drought sparks ag controversy   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 8:45 AM ET
    California mega-drought sparks ag controversy

    Jay Famiglietti, NASA senior water specialist, reveals the results of a one-year study that shows the Golden State has about one year of water left in the San Joaquin and Sacramento River Basins, which supplies most of the state.

  • Water war: Blame the almonds?   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Water war: Blame the almonds?

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the water dilemma in California. Radio hosts at KFI Radio are leading the push back against water cuts mandated only for residents and businesses.

  • Worst drought in history? Not close, California Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    Joe Del Bosque, president of Del Bosque Farms, picks an asparagus stalk in Firebaugh, California, April 6, 2015.

    Scientists say in the more ancient past, California had droughts for decades or even centuries. New York Times reports.

  • California water wars   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 7:43 AM ET
    California water wars

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the growing feud between farmers and families over the state's dwindling water supply as restrictions slash residential and business usage by 25 percent.

  • California drought: Farms vs. cities

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports California Governor Jerry Brown has ordered to cut water consumption by 25 percent, but it will be up to local water agencies to figure out how to make that happen.

  • Santa Barbara's drought plan: Tap the Pacific Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 12:07 PM ET
    Santa Barbara, California

    Faced with California’s worsening drought and shrinking local water supplies, Santa Barbara is looking to the sea for salvation.

  • Santa Barbara wants to tap Pacific for drinking water

    Santa Barbara Water Resources Manager Joshua Haggmark talks about why the city wants to tap the Pacific for drinking water.

  • 'Dry wine': The plight of California grape growers Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 3:32 PM ET
    A winery's vineyard irrigation system provides moisture to grapevines on March 17, 2015, near Los Alamos, California.

    A tipping point may be coming. A crowded marketplace was already pressuring winemakers to cut prices. Now, the drought is pushing up costs.

  • California imposes mandatory water restrictions Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 2:51 PM ET
    Men walk past a bench with a sign telling people to only water their lawns three times a week, March 24, 2015, in Los Angeles.

    Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order slashing water use by 25 percent to deal with a drought that just won't quit. NBC News reports.