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Mulholland: Visionary or Villain?

By |September 22nd, 2016|

By any standards The Great Los Angeles Aqueduct is a towering engineering feat. It is also utterly audacious and unprecedented in that it was nothing less than the theft of a major river whose source began hundreds of kilometres away high in California’s magnificent snow-capped Sierra Mountains.

It’s architect and engineer William Mulholland achieved instant celebrity […]

The Prayer of the Paiute

By |September 17th, 2016|

Seven-year-old Owen Bacock of the Big Pine Paiute tribe is named after his parents’ great love of the Owens Valley and as a bridge to his Irish ancestry on his mother Anna’s side.

He is a symbol of the hope that his generation and those to come will share in a more sustainable and heart-centered world […]

The New Water Paradigm

By |September 10th, 2016|

“The New Water Paradigm is a paradigm of Natural Water Management. It results in a Global Action Plan of Regenerative Ecosystem and Climate Restoration which has been described by Michal Kravčik. It involves the mobilisation of millions of people in hundreds of thousands of decentralised water management projects worldwide. These diverse projects all have the […]

Trees: The superheroes we’ve been waiting for

By |August 4th, 2015|

When is the last time you stopped and really looked at a tree? Sometimes the things we see everyday lose their profound importance as they seem so commonplace, ordinary, already understood. Andy Lipkis has dedicated his life to trees, and talks about the extraordinary, and untapped power of the tree.

Andy Lipkis if the Founder and […]

California Is Sitting On The Solution To Its Drought Problem

By |May 26th, 2015|

“There’s a lot of water around, it just needs to be put to better use.

By now you’ve heard about the epic drought threatening every California water user, from almond growers to swimming pool owners, resulting in mandatory cutbacks and ostracism from neighbors for being the last on the block with a green lawn. So would […]

California restricts water as snowpack survey finds ‘no snow whatsoever’

By |April 7th, 2015|

“The governor of California has ordered unprecedented and mandatory water restrictions in the state as officials conducted a regular measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack and found “no snow whatsoever” amid the state’s ongoing drought.”

Read the full article on The Guardian by Lauren Gambino.

(Image featured above by David Wright)

 

Living in the Rain Shadow

By |April 7th, 2015|

The Inyo-Mono Integrated Regional Water Management Program (IRWMP) is a part of a statewide effort that is geared towards finding and implementing solutions for regional water management issues. The Inyo – Mono IRWMP formally began in 2008 and since its inception has raised more than $2.5 million to assist with essential water management projects and […]

To Solve California’s Water Crisis, We Must Change the Nation’s Food System

By |March 31st, 2015|

We enjoyed this recent article by Sonali Kolhatkar, featured on Common Dreams.

“The bold headline of a recent Los Angeles Times editorial by the hydrologist Jay Famiglietti starkly warned: ‘California has about one year of water left. Will you ration now?’ The write-up quickly made the social media rounds, prompting both panic and the usual blame […]