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Episode #190 — 20 April 2021 The Cadiz Water Project with Scott Slater

with Scott Slater

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

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