USA's economy hangs on a strong infrastructure. Infrastructure drives productivity. But USA's infrastructure is crumbling around us. Why? Repairing and modernizing costs money. Where can Congress find the money without increasing the National Debt? Charter an Infrastructure Bank --
Water conservation is everyone's responsibility and it's everyone's opportunity. Each of us can make it a habit to use water more thoughtfully but – as importantly – we must challenge our elected leaders to work across the silos of 20th century government to address our 21st century water challenges holistically – the greater good of the greater many.
Climatologists are predicting major flooding in the central and eastern United States. Continued drought in California will result in as many as 500,000 acres of farmland lying fallow this summer. What if government tried an “ounce of prevention” instead of just waiting to declare the inevitable state-of-emergency?
Drought is a cyclical natural event. Despite our best efforts, mankind has not been able to master “mother-nature”. The adverse effects of rain and snow, wind, earthquakes are not preventable – all we can do is try to mitigate the impacts. The statewide water crisis is man-made and it has many owners