Inaction on water issues will only create a greater crisis for the next generation
Wars have and will be fought over water; it's a reality that we've been lulled into thinking can never happen here.
Our first responsibility in facing the issue is to rely on experts. For too long we have ignored what science can show us about stewardship. Our demand for “progress” has caused us to marginalize the chorus of professional warnings. Embracing the reality of what the hydrologists and soil scientists are saying is an acknowledgement that something is wrong and needs our attention.
As we move into action with water planning, the inevitability of legal challenges will be part of the process. This brings us to the next responsibility: drafting sound law. Establishing responsible and sustainable water legislation is a major component of moving our nation into water security.