24 Feb 2011

PPIC Report on California water

I don't intend to read it, but I agree with this part:
PPIC proposes no conservation goal for agriculture, which uses about 80 percent of all the state's water. Farm conservation, they assert, is ineffective in reducing net water demand because the saved water still ends up getting used to grow more crops elsewhere.

Real agricultural water savings come only from fallowing farm land, the authors state, which should be determined by market forces.