Dealing with the drought in Santa Barbara: are there options beyond desal?

farms-droughtOnly two months before Santa Barbara’s city council decides whether or not to reactivate¬†the desalination plant, some locals think it’s wise to consider other options. One environmental community group, Sweetwater Collaborative, suggests studying Australia’s multi-year drought could provide clues as to what might work in California, which has similar climate conditions. KCRW’s Morning Edition host Lisa Osborn spoke with Brad Smith, a member of Sweetwater Collaborative, about¬†ways locals can, and should, collaborate with the government on solutions to the drought.

Click the link to read the report from Sweetwater Collaborative titled “Exploring our Options: Santa Barbara Communities Collaborative Water Resources Stewardship for Drought and Beyond.”