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Peter Gleick: Mining California Groundwater - The Cadiz Project

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A private company, Cadiz Inc. (Cadiz), has revived plans to mine groundwater underlying land in the delicate Eastern Mojave Desert. This project revives fundamental questions about how we manage our precious water resources, and in particular, whether in the 21st century it is appropriate, or even necessary, to use renewable water resources in a nonrenewable and unsustainable way, for short-term profit.

Peter Gleick: Misusing California Water Numbers for Political Purposes: Jobs, Fish, and Lies

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Anyone who pays attention to water in California knows that the state is just getting over (we hope) a serious three-year drought.

U.S. Urban Residents Cut Water Usage; Utilities are Forced to Raise Prices

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In too many American cities to count, water consumers are dramatically reducing the amount they use only to be hit with higher water rates.

Peter Gleick: Where to find one million acre-feet of water for California.

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Californians have improved their efficiency of water use over the past 25 years. The state's economy and population have grown. But total water use has not grown, and per person, each Californian uses far less today. This improvement in efficiency has saved the state's collective rear end. So far.

Peter Gleick: Doing Desalination Wrong: Poseidon on the Public Dole

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Many people believe that desalination of seawater is the ultimate solution to California (and the planet's) water problems. I've written about desalination in previous posts (see here and here), and have made it clear that I love the idea. In theory. And in select locations.