Category Archives: water

The Low-Water Lifestyle

Andrew Leonard is surprised to find that his Berkeley lifestyle isn’t water-intensive enough to qualify him for water rationing: When I examined my drought advisory notice a little more closely I noticed something I’d missed before: "Residential customer accounts that … Continue reading

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Wheat and Water Subsidy Datapoints of the Day

Elie Elhadj reports on Saudi Arabia’s misadventures in agricultural subsidies: Between 1980 and 1992, wheat production grew 29-fold–from 142,000 tons in 1980 to 4.1 million tons in 1992–making the Saudi desert the world’s sixth-largest wheat exporting country… For the sixteen … Continue reading

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The Unintended Consequences of Water Pricing

I didn’t manage to catch all that much of the water panel, but I was struck by Israel’s Booky Oren, who said that 38 of the US states are coping with drought, but that if US agriculture used 50% reused … Continue reading

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