Fortunately, there exists a spectrum of possibilities for supplying the projected requirements for additional water. The gravity of the situation dictates that all of these possibilities be examined in detail. We must learn to control and abate pollution where it has despoiled water sources. We must develop and improve our techniques of waste-water reclamation, since, although we have only a fixed amount of water, by reuse we might multiply the supply many fold. We must continue the development of techniques for desalination of sea water and brackish water. We must continue our research into weather modification in the hope that every available ounce of moisture can be wrung from the clouds in the most advantageous locations and then conserved for human use. Finally, we must put aside narrow sectional bias and seriously study the feasibility of major interbasin transfers of water. Let us examine each of these areas in more detail.
Thomas H. Kuchel,
From Dust to Dust? A Legislator's View of California's Coming Water Crisis,
San Diego L. Rev.
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