Water-Wise Development for the Bay Area

Lunchtime Forum


A house with water-sustainable landscaping
Photo by Flickr user JingKe888

Drought is a commonplace occurrence in California and we regularly see its effects — from lower water levels in our creeks and ponds to terrifying wildfires — first hand in the Bay Area. But the constant shadow of drought doesn’t need to stand in the way of building the housing we need. In fact, how we choose to build and develop now has lasting impacts on our ability to adequately provide water in the long term. SPUR’s forthcoming report, Water for a Growing Bay Area, spotlights best practices in water use from across the region. From Google’s reuse of water on its corporate campus to the planning of water-neutral developments in Santa Cruz County, each case study provides responsible and sustainable solutions that should be adopted across the Bay Area. Come learn more. This program is part of an ongoing project that has been made possible in part by grants from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the Mary A. Crocker Trust.

+ Anne Thebo / Pacific Institute
+ Laura Feinstein / SPUR
+ Drew Wenzel / Google
+ Shelley Flock / Soquel Creek Water District





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