Water is different than other industrial raw materials, but how, and why? — John Fleck

La Plata Mountains from the Great Sage Plain
La Plata Mountains from the Great Sage Plain

Should we be planning for our economic future by including water, and its ebbs and flows, in the equation? Here’s report from John Fleck writing for inkStain. Here’s an excerpt:

Here’s my question: Why is the societal conversation about the ebbs and flows of one natural resource (water/drought) so different from the other at issue here (oil production)? In both cases you have communities dependent on the resource that rise and fall in response to its availability, and adjust to its presence or lack.

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