In the second to last article, Recharge: Groundwater’s Second Act, in the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment series, the authors do an amazing job of posing funding solutions for groundwater recharge in California. It’s incredible to think about how a Tap Water surcharge of just 6 cents can generate up to $175 million for water projects. Funding isn’t the only issue, as the authors point out, and will take more than just dollars to make a real splash in the California groundwater recharge game.
“Researchers found that California’s future water supply will best be met through a combination of approaches, including groundwater recharge, improved groundwater management, water conservation…”.
California’s calls for solutions in the on-going epic drought have become increasingly louder and more consistent within recent times. Torrent hears you loud and clear California and provides those less expensive, more viable solutions you desire! The authors of the article highlight cost efficiency in utilizing recharge projects other than expansion options and (brackish) removing salt from the sea.
On November 4, 2014, Californians approved the $7.5 billion water bond, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.
If you enjoy interactive graphs and info-graphics, you’ll get a kick out of this article. It really gets you thinking about how a little can go a long way and when forward thinking is embraced by a community, amazing things can happen. Torrent Resources looks forward to following these projects in California and hopes to be a bigger part in their groundwater recharge resourcefulness.
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