Long-time water lawyer Scott Slater discusses the Cadiz water project and touches on everything from environmental issues to water equity to efficient use of infrastructure. Take a listen to gain a unique perspective on the development of a water project and how it impacts society in general.
In this session, you’ll learn about:
- Scott’s long tenure as a California water lawyer
- The background of the Cadiz water project
- What a dry lake is
- How the Cadiz project intercepts groundwater before it evaporates in dry lakes
- The history of environmental review of the Cadiz project
- How the Cadiz project achieved a zero environmental impact designation
- The current state of the opposition to the Cadiz water project
- How water development relates to economic development activities and housing
- How the Cadiz project takes advantage of existing infrastructure and land rights
- How data has played a role in developing the Cadiz project
- The impact of the Cadiz water project on the equitable distribution of water
Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include:
- Scott’s LinkedIn Page
- The Cadiz Water Project’s website
- LA Times article on the Cadiz Water Project
- TWV #133: Resiliency and Regionalism in Southern California with Metropolitan’s Jeffrey Kightlinger
- TWV #073: The Coachella Valley’s Water Story with CVWD’s Board President John Powell, Jr.
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