Early Intervention Tool Predicts Water Use in Building Projects

October 2, 2015
Student squatting over sewer drain

Managing the impact of development on water resources is again an urgent challenge in California.

A new open-source early intervention tool has been created to evaluate approaches that reduce land use impacts on water resources. It was developed by the staff of Sonoma State University’s Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) in partnership with Elizabeth Patterson, staff environmental scientist of the state Department of Water Resources.