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  • Stocks swimming in California drought profits Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 10:25 AM ET
    Sprinklers water a field of grass at a sod farm in Lodi, California.

    California may be thirsting for more drops of water, but water utilities in the state—and elsewhere—are doing great.

  • July 16- A San Francisco judge ordered the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to pay the San Diego County Water Authority $188.3 million plus interest for charging illegal water rates between 2011 and 2014.. "San Diego has proven by a preponderance of the evidence that it was in fact damaged by paying conveyance rates that were higher than Met...


  • Shame your neighbors for water usage Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 1:57 PM ET
    Shame your neighbors for water usage

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on a new software which tells you how much water you're using compared to your neighbors.

  • Confusion & lawsuits over Cali. water restrictions Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 2:23 PM ET
    Confusion & lawsuits over Cali. water restrictions

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports some California residents are suing the state after water restrictions.

  • Golden State water wars come to a boil Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    Golden State water wars come to a boil

    A major battle is brewing in drought-stricken California, after nearly 70 percent of those ordered to curtail usage have not complied, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • $150 million California drought investment Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 10:21 AM ET
    $150 million California drought investment

    Former Iowa Gov. and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, (D), discusses efforts to preserve water resources in California.

  • NEW YORK, June 5- The record California drought, now in its fourth year, is prompting fund managers to dive into the shares of water technology companies. Fund managers from T. Rowe Price, Janus, and Mairs& Power are among those that have increased their stakes in firms such as Ecolab Inc, Roper Technologies Inc and Flowserve Corp that make smart meters, efficient...

  • EPA releases fracking study Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    EPA releases fracking study

    The EPA is releasing information on the impact of fracking on ground water, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Less water, higher rates Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 1:34 PM ET
    Less water, higher rates

    Lake Tahoe is full of water, but officials say it won't last because of the drought; and insight to water distribution costs, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • The town with America's cheapest water Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:46 AM ET
    This reservoir, owned by South Feather Water & Power, in California is the cheapest water in the country.

    Despite extreme drought conditions causing restrictions in California, water itself isn't so expensive in the Golden State.

  • What drought? Why California water is so cheap Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Low water levels are visible at Lake Oroville near the Bidwell Bar Bridge on May 7, 2015 in Oroville, Calif.

    Contrary to expectations, California's water bills haven't gone up as the drought continues. Here's why.

  • This drought solution takes less energy than AC Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 2:33 PM ET
    Water is pumped into a field that will be planted with rice on May 8, 2015, in Biggs, Calif.

    Desalination is an expensive option compared to other methods of providing water, but many American habits take more energy than we realize.

  • In dry California, tourism stays buoyant—and wet Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    Despite strict water restrictions, California's water parks are still wet, fairways are still green and showering at hotels is still possible.

  • Making wine from wastewater: No, it's not a joke Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Green Island Vineyards grows Pinot Noir grapes for top Napa Valley wineries, and uses treated wastewater to irrigate.

    "California has a lot of growing up to do on how to use water well," says a Napa wine grape grower who uses recycled wastewater to irrigate his vines.

  • Cutting your water bill Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Cutting your water bill

    CNBC consumer reporter Kelli Grant offers tips on how to stop wasting water and cut down your water bill.

  • 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.