Throw Out the Baby. Keep the Bathwater.

Strategies for Surviving a Water Shortage in California and Beyond

Throw Out the Baby. Keep the Bathwater

The water situation in California is not good and shows no signs of improving any time soon. In fact, the entire state is now in the most severe stage of drought, according to a report by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Across the state, local communities are grappling with the urgent need to find new water supplies—and considering everything from desalinating ocean water to recycling wastewater. There are no quick or easy fixes—but what kind of strategies have worked in other desperately dry places? In advance of the Zócalo/Occidental College event, …

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