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Your Call: California's water heist

Jun 19, 2017


Who controls California’s water? We'll revisit our conversation about the documentary “Water & Power: A California Heist.”

California’s five-year drought dried out over 1,000 wells and drained aquifers. As entire towns relied on bottled water to shower and cook, agriculture recorded record profits. The documentary airing on National Geographic, Sunday, June 25th asks, who is getting rich off of the state’s water? Join the conversation on the next Your Call at 10 am, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Adam Keats, senior attorney and co-author of Not All Water Stored Underground is Groundwater: Aquifer Privatization and California’s 2014 Groundwater Sustainable Management Act

Web Resources:

National Geographic: Water & Power: A California Heist

Mother Jones: Meet the California couple that uses more water than every home in Los Angeles combined

Center for Food Safety