Dear Friends of Carpe Diem West:
What if California's plan for twin tunnels (now down to one) implodes this year? What if we invested a fraction of the billions of dollars for a tunnel in groundwater storage, more recycling and most critically restoration of most of the source of our water - California¹s headwater forests?
These are some of the questions Jeff Mount of the Public Policy Institute of California and I talked about on our interview hosted by our friends at Water Deeply this month. You'll read our comments in the piece in this month's Confluence.
A rapidly warming climate demands that we think and act on solutions that bring resiliency, not huge new inflexible infrastructure. If the money and political will is there for infrastructure, why not a plan that puts our proverbial water eggs into many, diverse, baskets?
An interesting year ahead - and time for all of us to think more wisely about what the future is bringing.
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Executive Director, Carpe Diem West
Carpe Diem West