Engineering For Every Drop

by Robert L. Reid, Senior Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2015, Vol. 85, Issue 11, Pg. 46-55

Document Type: Feature article


As California struggles through the fourth year of an unprecedented drought and faces the threat of even drier periods in the future, the refrain from political leaders, business owners, farmers, environmentalists, journalists, and others is often the same: every drop of water counts! For help, the region's thirsty stakeholders frequently turn to their civil engineers, who are being asked to find, save, capture, store, recycle, and even generate the precious drops that make life possible.

Subject Headings: Owners | Political factors | Agriculture | Professional societies | Droughts | Water policy | North America | California | United States

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