Blue Dot: Water Always Wins: a conversation with Erica Gies
Host Dave Schlom visits with environmental journalist Erica Gies about her new book, Water Always Wins: Thriving in an Age of Drought and Deluge. The San Francisco Bay area native chronicles the stories of "water detectives," scientific investigators trying to piece together how natural hydrologic systems functioned before human engineering disrupted them through damming, channeling, and otherwise trying to control water.
From ancient streams beneath city streets to places in the Central Valley where groundwater recharge could be more effectively practiced during times of atmospheric river events, it's a tour de force of the "slow water" movement. From stream restoration in Seattle to projects around the world, slow water means giving the water its natural flow back while involving local communities in the project. It's a must-read and listen for everyone concerned about water!