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Mon, Jun 30, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Coping with California's Record Drought


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Groundskeepers have let sections of the State Capitol lawn die off in an effort to use less water.
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Groundskeepers have let sections of the State Capitol lawn die off in an effort to use less water.

"Make it a Quickie." That's the slogan for the San Francisco water agency's new ad campaign promoting shorter showers, a response to the ongoing drought crisis. But a recent state survey suggests Californians aren't yet heeding Gov. Jerry Brown's call to conserve. State residents have reduced water use by just 5 percent, substantially less than the 20 percent Brown has requested. For Bay Area residents, the number is only 2 percent. Is voluntary conservation enough, especially if the drought continues into the next year?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Jeff Mount, senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California and emeritus professor of Earth and planetary sciences at UC Davis
  • John Woodling, executive director of The Regional Water Authority, which represents the interests of over 20 water providers in the greater Sacramento area
  • Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute, a nonpartisan research institute, and author of "Bottled and Sold"

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