Designing Our Way to a Water Fix

This conversation takes place during the mega drought in California. Though drought sounds temporary, it’s not because of climate change. Climate change is affecting the amount of water and the amount of storage for water in California. The total water usage in California is 40 million acre feet/year, or 26 trillion gallons. Agriculture makes up 93 percent of water usage in the state. The average Californian uses 140 gallons of water per day for things like drinking, bathing, washing clothes and watering gardens. So, what are the solutions to less water in places like California that are particularly vulnerable to this impact from climate change?

Speakers: Kevin Surace, Seth Siegel, James Fallows

Festival: 2015

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