The political-economy of water (and other diversions)
A flowing side channel was constructed in the water basin Maas, the Netherlands. The implementation of cyclic water management should -according to the project plan- minimize human intervention in the area (saving money in maintenance costs) and the use of ecological sustainable material + a closed ground balance leaves room for several natural processes among them vegetation and safe erosion.service: water qualityeconomically sustainable: saving costs in maintenance costsenvironmentally sustainable: ecological instruments
Hi David,For Southern California, you may want to check out the Long Beach Water Department (at http://www.lbwater.org ). Pretty good conservation programs, took a hard look at desal, including lots of research, and then said "no", etc., etc.
I really like, Kim Thorner, General Manager of Olivenhain Water District. She seems to have her system running well. I also like their facebook postings, see on their website. They are looking into desalting and also working with a neighboring water district etc. They also had none of their board members opposed (pretty sure) in this last election which is unheard of here in San Diego.http://www.olivenhain.com/ Personally Kim is very easy going to talk to also and gives advice freely. She is very involved with California Special Districts as a certified trainer and they are a District of Distinction, where as all of the board members are trained in good governance etc. http://www.sdlf.org/images/DODapp.pdfhttp://www.sdlf.org/DODprog.htmYou should talk to her!By the way - she has a legal and political background.
Keevin Hunt MODOCRich Nagel West Basin MWDRobb Whitaker WRD
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