AUDIO: California needs more water. Environmentalists demand increasing percentages of river runoff stay in the rivers to improve fish habitat. Groundwater withdrawals have exceeded rates of recharge for decades. The massive storage dams on the Colorado River are nearly drained. But California has a terrific opportunity to make up these deficits and create water abundance. New off-stream reservoirs, expansion of existing reservoirs, better systems to capture storm runoff, urban wastewater recycling, urban storm runoff capture, and desalination. The recommendations made in this video (best viewed at 2X speed) are an attempt to define the capacity of these project categories, how much they will cost, and how much energy they will require to operate. Edward Ring speaking at the Metropolitan Water District of Orange County Water Policy Forum & Dinner.
Edward Ring is a contributing editor and senior fellow with the California Policy Center, which he co-founded in 2013 and served as its first president. He is also a senior fellow with the Center for American Greatness, and a regular contributor to the California Globe. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Forbes, and other media outlets.
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