Your Call Water Series

  

On the July 16th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the meat and dairy industries, which make up 47 percent of California’s water footprint. 

  

On the July 15th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our weeklong series on solutions to California’s drought by talking about recycling and reusing wastewater.

Your Call: How are water prices set in California?

Jul 14, 2015

On the July 14th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our week-long series on solution to the state’s water crisis by discussing the price of water.

On the July 13th edition of Your Call, we’ll kick of a weeklong series on solutions to California’s water crisis by exploring how the world's most water-efficient cities have reduced demand.

On the May 12th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the efforts to tackle the state's historic drought.

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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.

  

When California’s new groundwater law was written, who had a seat at the table and who was left out?

  

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.

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.

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 the forces that are controlling access to water in California.

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Your Call: What if we ate as if water mattered?

Mar 19, 2015

On the March 19th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our weeklong series on California’s water crisis by discussing the water footprint of food. Agriculture accounts for 80 percent of water use in the state. It takes 28 gallons of water to produce a 12-oz beer; 1,800 gallons to produce a pound of beef; and 1,900 gallons to produce a pound of almonds. Is there such a thing as a drought-friendly diet? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Dr. Gidon Eshel, research professor of environmental science and physics at Bard College

What do you want to know about California’s new groundwater law? On the next Your Call, we’ll continue our weeklong series on California’s water crisis by talking about the state’s first-ever rules for pumping groundwater in California. Nearly 40 percent of California’s water comes from underground sources. About 30 million Californians rely on groundwater for their drinking water. But areas are being pumped faster than they are being replenished. How is groundwater managed now? And what changes should we expect? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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On the March 17th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue with our weeklong series on California’s water crisis by talking about the state’s water infrastructure. An extensive system of levees, aqueducts and pipes supply water to 25 million Californians and three million acres of farmland. With the state entering its fourth year of a severe drought, what needs to change in order to adapt to a much drier future? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Your Call: How bad is California’s drought?

Mar 15, 2015

On the March 16th edition of Your Call, we’ll kick off a weeklong series on California’s water crisis. January was the driest month in the state since record keeping began in 1895 and February was the hottest. The fact is, it’s just not raining. As a result, California has just one year of water reserves, wells are running dry, and the Sierra snowpack is far below normal. What explains this? How are state officials dealing with the drought? And what’s the responsibility of citizens? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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