9:51am

Mon December 10, 2012
Water Conservation

Today on Your Call: Can California conserve its way out of water shortage?




  On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about water conservation in California.  With 37 million people, several massive metropolitan areas, and one of the largest agricultural economies in the country, California is precariously one dry winter away from drought.  A controversial water reclamation methods called "toilet to tap" has already been implemented in San Diego, where water shortages have hit hard.  What’s your district doing to save water?   Join us at 10am Pacific Time or post a comment here. What conservation tools do we have?  And can they make the ultimate difference?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and You.
Guests:
Adam Scow, California Campaigns Director at Food & Water Watch

Conner Everts, executive director of the Southern California Watershed Alliance


Jennifer Persike, director of operations at the Association of California Water Agencies, which manages the program “Save Our Water” (in cooperation with the California Department of Water Resources)


Jason Foster, director of public outreach and conservation with the San Diego County Water Authority 


Resources:


 


Save Our Water


Food and Water Watch


California Urban Water Conservation Council


The Pacific Institute


Clean Water Action


California Water Alliance


KALW: Prop F went down the drain, but water issues remain


PBS: Californians Move to 'Toilet-to-Tap' Water Recycling


Stockholm Environment Institute: California Water Supply and Demand: Technical Report


The Daily Californian: California’s water system can adapt to climate change, new study shows


UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences: Myths of California Water 


CBS: Governor Brown Unveils Delta Water Plan Amid Bay Area Opposition

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