The city of San Antonio’s primary water source is groundwater originating from an aquifer. San Antonio lies in a region that is prone to long dry periods, meaning limited recharge for the aquifer. To deal with the challenge of supplying water to an increasing population while maintaining reliable flows for federally-protected species, San Antonio Water System (SAWS) has taken a proactive approach to dealing with drought, including aggressive conservation, source diversification, and drought-demand management programs. Read and download the case study.
Recent extreme temperatures, destructive winds and increased pest problems in southern Arizona led farmer Jason Walker of Walker Farms Grain Farming to partner with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The NRCS provided Walker with a 90% reimbursement for implementing approved conservation practices that have significantly increased water efficiency and reduced wind erosion. Read and download the case study.