Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
Well, that's not going to happen! It takes years to build dams, etc. and El Ninio events are barely worth building dams that are going to stand empty about 9 years out of 10.

The proper way to hold back water is by restoring the landscape's natural ability to be a sponge, a feature that has been severely compromised by human development and abuse, and not by more plugging of Nature's arteries.

Use reduction, reuse, and cleaning are proper methods of increasing water supply. Desal is a good technology if the salts are dealt with responsibly, preferably by using them productively for other things.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller