How long is this drought going to last?
Can California and U.S. sustain water supply indefinitely?
One half of CA already under Water use restrictions; Metro Water Action;
Drought caused loss of 8,490 jobs & $1.2 B in costs;
Californians could see mandatory water cuts amid years long drought;
Drought predicted to last another year;
Managing water resources may be focus.
Not desalination or other means of extracting water from the air;
California continues to seek to confront water supply issues.
Governor & Activists advocate desalination; BUT
Water district oppose the proposed desalination actions
Would seriously damage the marine coastal environment.
To produce the costliest water of any source available
Also raise water bills for residents and businesses;
Cost of salt removal process is too much for now.
Back to basics of water management;
Think water conservation every day.
Water to Water technology now desalinating sea water.
Literally an ocean of opportunity to create fresh drinking water.
Air-To-Water generation has achieved the right scale, capacity, and cost.
Emerging technology converts air humidity to water.
Problem with Desalination method, reverse osmosis, is still expensive.
Requires a great deal of electricity to push water through a filter.
Costly to treat the water to kill microbes and to replace the filters.
Means gradual acceptance and utilization of new sources of water.
Taro or Poi is nutritious and an excellent source of essential trace minerals.
like manganese, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper,& phosphorus.
Poi made from taro roots was & could again be complete diet for Molokai & Hawaii people.
Poi was once considered an important & sacred aspect of daily Hawaiian life.
Taro needs a lot of water & that is why not major food product in Hawaii (Molokai).
Molokai is a wonderful island in Hawaii. But it needs more water.
The water system on Island of Molokai is in bad repair after years of lack of investment.
Now $37 M capital improvement project to upgrade the 80-year-old Hoʻolehua System.
Enhancements to the system forthcoming consists of Installation of a 200,000-gallon storage tank & upgrades to automation systems.
This is a start.