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One the May 8th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of California’s drought. Governor Brown’s mandatory water conservation plans have attracted national attention. How are the media reporting on California’s water crisis and water policies? We’ll also talk about the historic drought in Brazil. We’ll be joined by freelance journalist Matt Weiser, San Jose Mercury’s Lisa Krieger and independent journalist Mauricio Savarese joins us from São Paulo, Brazil. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

  

On the May 6th edition of Your Call, we continue our weeklong series on California’s water crisis by talking about the $110 billion bottled water industry. Arrowhead, Crystal Geyser, Dasani, and others sell water from California. Americans bought 50 billion plastic water bottles last year. Nearly two-thirds of those bottles are not recycled. Why do so many Americans buy bottled water? And what do you want to know about this multi-billion dollar industry? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

On the May 5th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our weeklong series on California’s water crisis by discussing the agriculture and its heavy reliance on water. Agriculture uses 80 percent California’s water, but was largely left out of Governor Jerry Brown’s first-ever limits on water use. Should agriculture be subject to limits? What are alternative models for agricultural production in California? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Heather Cooley, director of the Pacific Institute’s Water Program

Your Call: Who are California’s water power brokers?

May 3, 2015

On the May 4th edition of Your Call, we’ll kick off a weeklong series on California’s water crisis by discussing forces that are controlling access to water in California. The state’s persistent drought has resulted in the first-ever statewide water restrictions, so how is the allocation of water determined? And who controls the flow? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Conner Everts, co-facilitator of the Environmental Water Caucus

Adam Scow, California campaigns director at Food & Water Watch

Tapped Out: Thirsting for Fresh Water

Apr 27, 2015
Ansel Adams, Boulder Dam. Wikimedia Commons

During a recent press event, Governor Jerry Brown said:

“As Californians, we have to pull together and save water in any way we can.”

He spoke near Echo Lake – it’s south of Lake Tahoe where the government measures snowpack. This year, when they took the April measurement, there was no snow there at all. That makes it, of course, an historic low. The Governor said we could deal with that, except for this:

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