How to Survive the Drought

After reading water czar Joshua Haggmark’s comments on the water levels in Gibraltar and Lake Cachuma, I am puzzled as to how water continues to come out of the tap. Mother Nature doesn’t seem all that impressed by our 35 percent savings, and she doesn’t seem inclined to fill the reservoirs just because she sees us trying. It might be better to treat this like the natural disaster it truly is, and put a more serious mandatory rationing plan in place.

The first thing to bear in mind is that natural disasters tend to bring people together, to get strangers and neighbors talking to each other (think of the last earthquake). More stringent restrictions do not mean that we have to choose sides and begin battles between interest groups. They can be a positive experience after all and could mean the difference between survival or not.

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