The Politics of Water Restriction

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As California enters its fourth consecutive year of drought, we now have new, statewide emergency water restrictions. Residents across the state will have to limit how often they water their lawns. Restaurants and hotels will also have new restrictions, such as not automatically giving customers a glass of water. Meanwhile, a recent editorial by a NASA scientist says we only have a one-year supply left in our reservoirs. Why aren’t we doing more to conserve?

Credits

Guest:
Max Gomberg - State Water Resources Control Board - @CaWaterBoards

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal