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Water, Water Everywhere?

While in the following pages I will recount a number of serious localized water shortages, I can tell you at the outset, this will not be another gloom-and-doom scenario to which you are treated daily in your local and national news sources. Now, in my 54th year of professional effort in the field of water resource development and protection, I can tell you that while many areas face severe water shortages, none are without solutions and no blood will be shed over its distribution. Aaron Wolfe in his brilliant 2,000-year study of water conflicts proved the latter, and my experience in groundwater development, water conservation, irrigation technology, biotechnology and municipal supply enhancement will convince you of the former. Wolfe showed that for the past 2,000 years of human history, with but only a few exceptions, folks that hate each other will ultimately sit down and reason together over water rights…Log In to Read Full Article

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