- California is screwed in terms of water supplies (image), but ACWA (Association of California Water Agencies) is making
worthlesscounterproductive suggestions, e.g., "Clarifying that mandatory outdoor irrigation limits should be equivalent to a twice a week irrigation schedule." Whatever happened to "don't put drinking water on your lawn?" ACWA is clearly part of the problem, and we know why: water agencies need to SELL water so they can pay their bills
- I've done a few talks recently:
- "Taiwan is experiencing its most severe drought in decades" and some groups are coping better than others
- It is harder to manage transboundary aquifers than transboundary surface waters
- California regulators will not allow an irrigation district to finance water conservation improvements by selling water, as that's not "beneficial use." So... they prefer that the water be wasted. FAIL.