In this episode of the UCI Podcast, David Feldman, professor of urban planning and public policy and director of Water UCI, discusses the technologies and policy solutions that could help California overcome future droughts worsened by climate change.
Key takeaways: Water was never abundant in California, and the state has gone to great lengths to engineer a landscape where millions of people can live. As climate change grows more severe, it is only going to be more challenging to meet the water needs of city dwellers, farmers and nature. But, certain technologies and policy changes offer hope. California can recycle wastewater, capture stormwater and desalinate seawater, and policymakers can rethink water management.