Depressing barely describes my reaction to a recent story on the front page of the digital New York Times. Animated graphs showed how a good third of the U.S., especially the Southwest, was drying out, with little relief in sight. Between lack of rain and overuse of dwindling groundwater, life as we enjoy it faces a bleak forecast.
There is a solution. Let’s create an alliance called the National Water Partnership. Its purpose would be to finance, build and operate a nationwide web of aqueducts to flow water wherever needed. Let it be the capstone infrastructure project of the first half of the 21st century.
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