Iowa city facing challenges downstream of agriculture Posted November 23, 2015 You’ve probably seen it in the news: Des Moines Water Works is suing three upstream drainage districts over costs to … Read more Iowa city facing challenges downstream of agriculture
We haven’t checked in with California since our April 9 posting—frankly, it’s so easy to pull news items out of about their plight that we find ourselves needing to check … Read more More from the California Laboratory of Desperate Water Policy
Governor Dayton is looking for good candidates for a new committee to advise the MPCA. This Committee replaces the MPCA Citizens Board eliminated during the 2015 Legislative Special Session. The … Read more Openings on a New (old) Committee to Advise the MPCA
Lakes are complex. I was reminded of that again a week or so ago when I read about the results of an ongoing study by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency … Read more Minnesota: Land of 10,000 (complicated) Lakes
We all were warned by the demographers 20 years back that the boomers would stress the social security, pension, housing, and medical systems. Now it’s here. Similarly, rising atmospheric CO2 … Read more Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and the inevitability of future events arriving
“Let’s manage water like California.” Can you imagine any Minnesotan saying that? Nope. But there are things we will be watching and learning as California’s wretched water situation forces overdue … Read more California: laboratory of desperate water policy
Regional water conservation is being applied in San Diego because they must–but is it enough? Minnesota is looking at regional water conservation because it’s smart for our long-term economic vitality and … Read more San Diego water: Somewhere between “unlimited” and “zero”
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