Historic Drought Offers Historic Opportunity
For decades, drought in America has been met with temporary solutions to overcome extreme, but seemingly temporary, environmental conditions. However as climate change turns the occasional severe drought into a more common occurrence, and our nation's water infrastructure continues to crumble, the need for lasting changes in how we use and value water become more pressing.
Hence with water clearly on the nation's mind, Fishman argues now is the time to instigate such change. He proposes solutions that can be adopted right now such as lawn-watering restrictions, smarter plumbing fixtures, codes that require buildings to use water more efficiently, increased use of recycled water, and more informative water bills.