Is Arizona heading toward a historic megadrought?
So what does this mean and are there things that can be done to prevent this? Steven Greenhut wrote a book on it called “Winning the Water Wars.” He says the issue goes beyond families conserving water at home.
“How to create abundance, rather than just sitting back and imploring people to shower less. That’s not going to solve the water problem,” said Greenhut.
Right now, Arizona as a whole is experiencing some form of drought with about 85% of the state categorized as exceptional or extreme on a U.S. Drought Monitor map.
He believes better policies and infrastructure are needed to combat the problem. “The key is planning ahead, and we need to plan ahead by building more infrastructure, improving water pricing, embracing new technologies that help create water abundance,” said Greenhut. He said Western states should support projects like water recycling and store water during rainy years to use during dry years.