Worst Drought in 1,200 Years? How About We Make More Water
New research out this week may not be a jaw-dropping surprise for Californians who are no strangers to the growing and harmful impacts of worsening drought conditions, but it certainly highlighted the importance of exploring strategies to make up for Mother Nature’s climate change-induced stinginess. The study labeled the past 22 years of California’s declining rain and snowfall a mega-drought and found that our current dry spell is the worst in 1,200 years. To address the growing risk of drought, the Bay Area Council is advocating for big investments in desalination and wastewater recycling. And Council CEO Jim Wunderman last week outlined our bold plans in a keynote speech at the CalDesal annual conference.