A major new report on urban water use in California was released by the Pacific Institute, of Oakland, Calif. “Waste Not, Want Not: The Potential for Urban Water Conservation in California?? is the first report to look comprehensively at residential, commercial, institutional and industrial water use in the state, and then evaluate the potential for reducing this use through conservation and efficiency. “California’s current water use is not sustainable,?? explained Dana Haasz, a report author, expert in water efficiency, and senior researcher at the Pacific Institute. “But the good news is, we don’t have to let our lawns go brown or take short showers to cut water use. Currently, available water-efficient technology can help us save water without sacrificing our quality of life.