Unspoken Options

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A couple good reads...
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Unspoken Options

Like many people I recently read that 17 communities in California would run out of water soon. In 60 days or less. I perused 20 or so articles turned up in a Google search about this. Now reading a handful of articles certainly doesn't make me any kind of expert on this complex situation, but I noticed a few things. Some ideas that were touted. And others that were omitted.

Desalination was the most mentioned solution. Who doesn't love big sexy technology. Most articles also mentioned that desal is both costly and energy intensive.

Money, in the form of a $7.5 billion water bond, is also high on the list. What does $7.5 billion buy? “...new water storage, presumably dams. The rest would be used for wastewater management, storm water capture, recycling and groundwater cleaning.” After the whole well documented history of dams in the west and the damage they do (they tend to kill rivers), it's weird to read that dams are part of anyone's toolkit these days.
Read more of this blog post by Andy Bramble

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to Amy White for this great article on Ampersand in Edible Santa Fe's web magazine.  Read it here!
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