25 Oct '16, 11am

#USGBCplus examines #water restoration certificates: enables @shrinkyourfoot to bring more H2O to arid places!

#USGBCplus examines #water restoration certificates: enables @shrinkyourfoot to bring more H2O to arid places!

This article was originally published as "Tread Lightly" in the September/October issue of USGBC+. Read the original version . There’s a water crisis in America, and it goes far beyond the headline-grabbing drought in California. Tens of thousands of miles of streams, rivers, and wetlands are critically and chronically dewatered every year, says Todd Reeve, CEO of Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF). Sometimes, trickles of poor-quality water are the only traces of once-gushing creeks from a century ago. Sometimes, only bare, dry channels remain. And out in the American West, dried-up streams do not simply mean drawing the curtains on beautiful vistas: Parched landscapes are bad omens for the wider ecosystems that depend on them. “When rivers and land intersect in arid places like the southwestern United States, that’s where all the life is,” Reeve says. “That’s where...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/water-restoration-certifica...

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