Brian Richter – The Great Race Between Water Conservation and Climate Change

Brian Richter, President of Sustainable Waters and Greenleaf Board Member, writes on his blog the importance of water conservation in the face of climate change. Increasing temperatures will create greater demands on water for agricultural and landscape irrigation. In a 2017 paper titled "Opportunities for saving and reallocating agricultural water to alleviate water scarcity" Brian and his research colleagues found that consumptive water use can be reduced with better agricultural practices such as changing crop types, improving soil health, or fallowing farm fields. We can mitigate some of the effects climate change will have on water scarcity by aggressively targeting water consumption now. In future posts, Brian will be sharing additional details and examples for a water-secure future.

 

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