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Your Call: Where are the most water efficient cities in the world?


On the July 13th edition of Your Call, we’ll kick of a weeklong series on solutions to California’s water crisis by exploring how the world's most water-efficient cities have reduced demand. Australia implemented strict water saving measures after suffering from a drought for more than a decade. What can we learn from other drought stricken areas around the globe? What would California need to do to make itself a model for water conservation? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Brian Richter, senior freshwater scientist at The Nature Conservancy and author of Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability

Allison Lassiter, urban and environmental planner and author of the forthcoming book, Sustainable Water: Challenges and Solutions from California

Conner Everts, co-facilitator at Environmental Water Caucus, executive director of the Southern California Watershed Alliance, and co-chair of the Desal Response Group

Web Resources:

Allison Lassiter: Sustainable Water: Challenges and Solutions from California

National Geographic: Tapped Out: How Will Cities Secure Their Water Future?

Mercury News: Californians shoot past Gov. Jerry's Brown's water conservation targets

LA Times: Water conservation amid drought: Who made the grade?

Business Insider: What California could learn from Australia about how to deal with drought

Huffington Post: The Power and Potential of Improving Water Efficiency: CaliforniaToilets

San Jose Mercury: California drought: Tips for conserving water