Learning about sustainable water management: The case of Los Angeles

Running water in our homes is sort of magical when you think about it. It’s one of the most important technological improvements of industrialized societies, which has, without a doubt, had a major impact on our quality of life … it is hard to keep water policy in the public discourse and in the forefront of policy when we don’t really educate ourselves about how basic water management works.

Water supply scarcity in Southern California

(originally posted in The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation 2011 and 2012 Report page 24-25) Water shortages are an unfortunate reality in Southern California, a desert region characterized by an arid climate, flash floods, and cyclical droughts. Beginning with the 1913 arrival of aqueduct water, the Los Angeles area has relied on water imports for…