Like warming temperatures, we collectively seem to be denying the growing water scarcity issues.
I remember watching the news in 2019 and seeing the tough decisions South Africans had to make during their water shortage. Lake Mead which services several western states is at its lowest levels.
Are most citizens aware of the upcoming challenges? Is our attitude that we will change nothing until we are in full crisis mode?
We hope to both raise awareness and create ways for people to collaborate in more sophisticated ways.
EcoCiv’s W12+ Resource Center is one such way. It is an informational database for solutions to urban water challenges. The site provides insight on how to address common urban water challenges through easy-to-read case studies.
Where else can we collaborate?
- W12+ Resource Center https://ecociv.force.com/W12Blueprint/s/
- Drought Monitor https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/
- EDF Blog Post
- LA Times article on Water and Inequality
- Associated Press article – Mega drought in MidWest
- AirTalk Podcast episode on Water Crisis in Southern California
- with director of research at Pacific Institute Heather Cooley and
- director of the California Department of Water Resources, Karla Nemeth