Please hammer this point in Canada whenever you have the opportunity.
It is NOT citizen use of water that makes the big difference in water supplies. It is INDUSTRIAL USE.
Insist on monitoring, reporting, and inclusion of industrial use in any and all publications / media releases and media coverage of water departments.
Licenses issued for industrial water use need to be assessed in terms of impact on the local water supply. In combination with all the existing water licenses.
Below is yet another example of the problem from the USA. Have no fear – – the same is done in Canada; we are just a little behind.
Hi Paul (the American journalist),
A suggestion for future articles you might write about water:
Paragraph 2 starts with:
Citing the worsening drought, dwindling local water supplies and residents’ failure to hit conservation targets, the board of the Santa Clara Valley Water District, . . .
It is disingenuous for the Board of the Water District to focus BLAME on citizens and simultaneously NOT to cite industrial use.
The failure to do ANYTHING about the LARGEST part of the problem, industrial use, is idiocy at work.
It should be addressed in every article about water, if you want an informed public, and if you want to see anything other than a looming heap of environmental refugees. Caused by an economic system that refuses to address industrial use.
“Evil isn’t the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as Evil, maybe more so, and it’s a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against Stupid. That might actually make a difference.”
Best wishes, . . . (Sandra)