CA water wasters go unchecked, as NASA scientist sounds dire warning

Mar 16, 2015

Drought conditions

The U.S. Drought Monitor records for California as of 12/4/14.; Credit: U.S. Drought Monitor

All the rainfall California has been getting still hasn’t put a dent in the ongoing drought.

Tomorrow, the State Water Board will meet to discuss putting in more restrictive water conservation law. Meanwhile, an AP enterprise piece has found that state officials have been lax in issuing fines on water wasters. 

To make matters worse, a top JPL scientist has warned in an op-ed in the LA Times that the state has just about one year of water supply left. 

What should regulators do to conserve water? What should we do?


Peter Gleick, who heads the Pacific Institute in Oakland, a nonprofit that focuses on water use and environmental justice

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