For the past several years the state of California has worked to ensure that water supplies are available to meet demand. This effort has been complex and complicated by drought as well as systematic restrictions on all of the state’s primary water supplies.
During my time as the secretary of California’s Environmental Protection Agency, I worked hard to implement environmentally sound policies to address many of California’s most pressing environmental challenges, including water supply. While conservation has been crucial in helping to curb growth in water demand, most water policy experts agree that reducing demand alone will not be enough to meet the California’s future water needs. We need new supplies.
Read more →