Your Call: How should we cope with extreme drought?
On the August 7th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the most severe drought in California's history. Nearly 60 percent of the state is in exceptional drought. Groundwater reserves are being depleted at record rates as wildfires break out north and south. What can the media and governments do to increase understanding of the severity of this drought? What is the state doing to conserve water, and how much is left? Join us on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.
Doug Parker, Director of the California Institute for Water Resources
Jennifer Persike, Deputy Executive Director at the Association of California Water Agencies
Josue' Medellin-Azuara, senior research scientist with the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences
Association of California Water Agencies - How California Water Agencies Are Responding to Record-Dry Conditions
Yahoo - A modern-day Dust Bowl
San Jose Mercury News - California drought: Santa Cruz pushes the limit with the state’s toughest water rationing laws
New York Times - Meat Makes the Planet Thirsty
Mother Jones - It takes how much water to grow an almond?
One Green Planet - California’s Drought - Who’s Really Using All the Water?
San Jose Mercury News: New water restrictions carry penalty of up to $500