The water footprint of water conservation using shade balls in California

Erfan Haghighi* (Corresponding Author), Kaveh Madani, Arjen Y. Hoekstra

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)
449 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The interest in quick technologic fixes to complex water problems increases during extreme hydroclimatic events. However, past evidence shows that such fixes might be associated with unintended consequences. We revisit the idea of using shade balls in the Los Angeles reservoir to reduce evaporation during the recent drought in California, and question its sustainability by revealing the water footprint of this technologic water conservation solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-360
Number of pages3
JournalNature Sustainability
Volume1
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The water footprint of water conservation using shade balls in California'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this