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Serious Repercussions for Water Waste | Christian Science Monitor

The State Water Resources Control Board passed strict new statewide watering restrictions … Residents “don’t get this drought,” Madelyn Glickfield, assistant director of the Institute of the Environment at the University of California at Los Angeles, told the board Tuesday. But with the new rules, Californians in the cities and suburbs might be getting the message at last.

Water Waste Tied to Complacency | Associated Press

Cities and suburbs use about 20 percent of the state’s water, with about half going outdoors. Madelyn Glickfeld, director of the UCLA Water Resources Working Group, told state regulators that because Southern California water agencies have adequate current supplies and parks and street medians are still green, residents aren’t feeling the effects of the drought.

California OKs Fines for Wasting Water | Los Angeles Times

Madelyn Glickfeld, assistant outreach director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, told the board that despite the Southland’s conservation strides, residents “don’t get this drought.” She cited lush lawns and freeway sprinklers spraying next to the electronic Caltrans signs urging water savings.

Encouraging Residential Water Conservation | KPCC-FM

[One Pasadena homeowner] says he’s using an additional 375 gallons of water a day this summer, double the amount last year … but he’s not sure how much of that extra water is going to his drought-stricken lawn. UCLA researcher Stephanie Pincetl says that’s common—and a problem. “Right now, outdoor water use, and the amount of water use, is kind of an abstraction.”

UCLA Experts To Discuss Water Crisis | SCV News (Santa Clarita)

With Californians looking for ways to adapt to what experts predict will be a years-long —perhaps decades-long — drought, water researchers from UCLA and elsewhere are helping the region understand the issues, history and possible solutions through a discussion series with the Natural History Museum. The series, “Just Add Water,” is being presented by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the magazine Boom: A Journal of California.