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August Policy and a Pint

Filed by Rachel Hubbard in Feature.
August 14, 2012

The nation’s widespread severe drought is straining water resources across many parts of the country. But Oklahoma is in a relatively good position water-wise when compared to other states, with a myriad of underground aquifers, lakes and reservoirs. However, the fight for water is still on. Oklahoma City and Texas want water from southeast Oklahoma. So, how do we balance the need for water in populated areas with conservation efforts, tourism, and the rights of American Indian tribes. Is water the next oil? We’ll discuss the needs and the balance at Policy and a Pint, Wednesday, August 29th at 6 p.m. at Picasso Café in Oklahoma City’s Paseo District.

2 Responses to “August Policy and a Pint”

  1. Peter says:

    There is a plan for increasing the water resources in the Western US. NOWAPA or the North American Water and Power Alliance would take 20 percent of the runoff in Alaska and Canada and divert it southeast to the Great Basin and the Eastern Slope of the Rockies. The plan which is everal times bigger than the TVA Tennessee Valley Authority would have similar effects on developing the West and even Northern Mexico. We need that kind of intervention to support our aquifers during this extended drought going on two years now. We need more water along with conservation to make it into the future.

  2. Helen Clements says:

    Maybe I've missed it, but are you recording these sessions for broadcast in Stillwater somehow? I'd love to listen, and it would be hard for me to get to Oklahoma City.

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