Part 1: A Manmade Landscape Needs Less Central Planning
Ah, California drought and clashes over water rights: Nothing new, but the Washington Post now proclaims “nervousness over the state’s epic drought has given way to alarm.”
Today’s water supply and access issues in the West and notably in Central Valley California are the result of yesterday’s broader infrastructure, property rights and economic growth policies. Water policy seems like an old issue, but it’s also a high-tech one.
The federal government engages in water policy through measures like desalination subsidies and the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act, which covers 17 western states and Hawaii (and all 50 with respect to drought planning).read more here: