by Jay Lund
Your water use is a “grab” and a “waste.” My water use is a nab, and a sacred right. We all see water the same way, mostly, but from different perspectives.
Historically, periods of progress in water management occur when enough people rise above such motivational rhetoric and struggle for workable solutions.
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Kelley, R. 1998. Battling the Inland Sea. Berkeley: University of California Press.
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Jay Lund is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis.