Opinion

Project H2O

Last fall, solving the state's water crisis was a hot political issue. Now we've had a rainy winter, and some of that interest seems to have flagged. What does that say about the political climate regarding water reform? All week, California Department of Water Resources Director Lester Snow and Mindy McIntyre of the Planning and Conservation League debate state water policy.

  • Conserving California's water

    Do we need to focus more on reining in consumption, and are consumers too shielded from the real cost of delivering water? Lester Snow and Mindy McIntyre debate.

  • All that water, every drop to drink

    Is there any hope for desalination as a way to get water to a thirsty California? Mindy McIntyre and Lester Snow debate.

  • Dampening growth

    Can California continue to grow given its endangered water resources? Should we be trying harder to limit or control growth, and if so, how? Lester Snow and Mindy McIntyre debate.

  • Dredging around the Delta

    Is the proposed peripheral canal around the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta a water giveaway to wealthy Southern Californians, a necessary step to stabilizing the environment around the Delta or something else? Mindy McIntyre and Lester Snow debate.

  • California's big gulp

    Last fall, solving the state's water crisis was a hot political issue. Now we've had a rainy winter, and some of that interest seems to have flagged. What does that say about the political climate regarding water reform? All week, California Department of Water Resources Director Lester Snow...

  • The Great Thirst

    An editorial series following what is perhaps California's most precious resource — water.

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