Peter Gleick: How to Save California from Water Crisis

What do the water crisis, Dante’s Inferno, Hollywood movies, Sandra Bullock, the Mars Rover, cholera, have in common?  Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute , arguably America’s foremost water expert, connects the unlikely dots in this fascinating recent talk at UC Berkeley.

You can skip the introductory remarks and go to 20:00 to hear Gleick being introduced. While his talk focused on California, Gleick puts the state’s problem in a global context, which makes this a good general introduction world water woes.

The good news is that California has plenty of water–scarcity is not the problem. At about 38:30, Gleick starts identifying the factors standing in the way of assuring that all Californian’s have access to clean and affordable water.
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