Now that the Water Bond has passed, our state is at a pivotal moment. Here’s how leading experts see the road ahead.
“A muchas comunidades en todo nuestro estado les falta agua segura, limpia, asequible y accesible.”
“California farmers depend upon a steady and reliable supply of water to grow the crops that feed our state and nation.”
“Healthy wild fish mean healthy waters. And healthy waters mean a better California.”
“California’s population has doubled since the majority of California’s water infrastructure was put in place more than 50 years ago.”
“Finding solutions to our collective water crisis requires us to redefine a new ‘normal’ in how we manage and conserve water in California.”
“Conserving water and using it more efficiently will allow our state to meet a growing population and withstand inevitable drought years.”
Despite the significant investment of federal, state and local funds, many communities and agricultural areas lack adequate protection from flooding.
The current drought has underscored the urgency of addressing this crisis and created the opportunity for a diverse range of constituencies to unite in support of major investments to protect and improve both the quantity and quality of California’s water.
Regional Water Reliability funds in addition to Watershed Protection funds would play a vital role in maintaining and furthering our goals towards clean sustainable water.