Winning the Water Wars
Who prevails in Fish v. People?
Water. Water is life. Alas, lack of water is California’s quinessential struggle, so we’re informed by our leaders. As we head into yet another year of “extreme drought” California has gone all-in for extreme conservation measures that will eventually lead to rationing. But do we really need to do this? Is there another option that allows for a bounty of water instead of stingy allocations?
As our SVARW series Let’s Fix California! continues, this month we examine how California, thanks to geographic blessings, can hold its water destiny in its own hands. Unfortunately, California water policy has devolved largely into an insane battle over fish habitats. Fish populations are important, but flushing more water down the rivers isn’t doing much to revive their still-declining numbers.
Is the challenge with geography or public policy choices? Do we have enough water? How did we get here? And how do we get back to a rational water policy in the Golden State?
Steven Greenhut, R Street Institute policy expert and author of Winning the Water Wars, claims that California can meet its water needs by promoting abundance rather than managing scarcity. Join us as he tells us how this can be accomplished and what we can do to make it happen!
WEDNESDAY: JUNE 23, 2021
Location: Three Flames Restaurant, 1547 Meridian Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Time: Check in at 8:45 AM, Program 9:30-11:00 AM
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