...is that people continue to use it.*
As I noted here, politicians (now Diane Feinstein) are using the incorrect numbers on job losses in the Central Valley to justify larger water deliveries to farmers.
Of course, that water will do less to "create" jobs and more to make her campaign contributors happy.
That's a typical baptists and bootleggers bait and switch. Claim to help the poor, but really help the rich.
Bottom Line: More water will create profits, not jobs. The environment? Fuggetaboutit!
I asked Richard Howitt is he knew that politicians were continuing to use his old research. he was surprised to know that they were and said that he'd look into it. Seems that they didn't listen to him. The irony.