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White House launches 'moonshot for water'

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The White House launched an ambitious effort to enlist the private sector in its efforts to reclaim and conserve water Tuesday, saying it’s critical for the country to better manage water supplies that are under increasing pressures from climate change.

Source: California Water News feed

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'The Book Of Pears': A love letter to a once pre-eminent fruit

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As this gorgeously illustrated compendium on the pear reveals, various generations of Europeans feasted on a wider and better selection of pears than we do today. Of course, Harry & David, the Oregon company that invented mail order pears in the 1930s, helped bring the superlative pear experience to Americans.

Source: California Water News feed

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Commentary: ‘Paper dams’ are blocking state water sharing

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There’s nothing like a rainy day to hunker down and watch an old movie, which is what I [David Festa] did recently as welcome showers rolled across California, bringing temporary relief to our drought-scorched landscapes. The movie was “There Will Be Blood,” and though it’s about the oil boom in late 19th-century California, a few memorable lines from Daniel Day Lewis’ character reminded me of our state’s current water problem.

Source: California Water News feed

Source: Water Industry News