Creating Water Abundance – Total Cost and Capacity

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.

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