Conservation, Efficiency, Management, Technology to Expand Use of Limited Freshwater

 

Dams and Reservoirs to Store Water, Move It, Control Excess, Generate Power

 

Ancient Civilizations Developped Dams and Reservoirs on Tigris, Euphrates, Nile Rivers

 

Sahduf, Persian Wheel, Waterwheel Early Technology to Move Water to Irrigate Crops

 

Colorado and Columbia River Projects to Store Water, Provide Power for Dry West

US & State Dams, Reservoirs, Aqueducts, Pumps to Capture and Move California Water

 

Questions of Benefits of Large Dams as Sustainabile and Environment Issues Rise

 

 

Renewed Interest in Rainwater Harvesting in Monsoon and Scarce Water Regions

 

Rainmaking from Ancients to Scientific Quacks to Silver Iodide Crystals and Nanotechnology

 

CA Central Valley Aquifer Adds Up to 40% to Surface Flows from Rivers & Reservoirs

 

Central Valley Produces Most of 25% Food, 50% Fruit CA Supplies US

Water from North Supplements South Valley Crops, Dry Los Angeles Basin

 

Agriculture Water Savings Centered on Improved Irrigation and Information Technology

Studies Indicate Potential 2.3 Million AcrFt/Yr or 17% of over 70% Total CA Water Use

CA Leads US in Irrigation of High Value Crop Production

 

Drip Irrigation Systems Nearly Quadruples Water Productivity for Leading Crops

 

Costly Satellite Irrigation Data May Be Supseded with Cheap Monitors, Sensors, Valves

 

Desalinization Costly compared to Other Water Due to Energy for Reverse Osmosis

 

Desalinization Growth in Desert Areas with Wealth, Dry Countries

 

Studies Indicate Urban Water Use Could Decline by Nearly 1/3 in CA with Conservation

 

Conservation and Living Habits Can Result in Large Residential Water Savings

 

 

Industry Already Realized large Water Saving, Addition Potential and Also in Commercial

Altering Diet for Healthier Living Can Saves Water In Food Growth & Production