Considering water a finite resource the best path forward

Used to be, if you owned the land, you (alone) owned the water under it. No more. But's that's alright, since if we regard water as a shared and finite resource, we’ll be better positioned for the future.



July 9, 2021 - 12:20 PM

The sun rises over a landscape struck by drought. (PIXABAY PHOTO.)

Usually by this time of year our yard is a pale yellow. Just inches below the surface is a limestone shelf.

So every time it rains, it greens up fast. Two weeks without rain in this heat, and it’s crispy brown.

I never can figure out if we need trees whose roots shoot deep, finding their way through the rock’s crevices, or those that spread horizontally.