Mon, Jun 30, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Coping with California's Record DroughtDownload audio (MP3)
"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
- 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"