Watermark: Along the California Aqueduct

Something I wrote to accompany the photographs that landscape architect Katherine Jenkins took of water infrastructure in California, recently published piece in Places Journal, a journal of public scholarship that needs everyone’s support.

Screenshot:

image

The argument:

Modern California is an extraordinary achievement. To make a semi-arid region habitable and prosperous has required massive geo-engineering - reservoirs, dams, aqueducts, canals, pumping stations, and treatment plants, all dedicated to harvesting, storing, supplying, and transporting water. But now this achievement has produced a wicked tangle of problems.

I’d like to publicly thank John Fleck for his generosity in all of the exchanges the two of us have had over the years.

Tags:
Posted by John Bass on 26 Aug 2015 | Comments (2)

Comments

Thanks back. The benefit has been grandly mutual.

Let’s meet non-virtually one day soon.

Add a comment

  1. Please enter the word you see in the image below:
  2. Remember my personal information

  3. Notify me of follow-up comments?