Dr. Robert Knight has distributed the following letter and information which presents the old message in a new and documented form: mainly, conservation techniques will not solve the water problem, only capping consumption will do that plus charging for water.
Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-
Dr. Robert Knight sent a letter to Noah Valenstein on behalf of member organization Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute. FSC would like to share that letter with all of our member organizations.
Jevons’ Paradox has been invoked by conservation groups before (see Bob Ulanowicz’s article from 2015) but a new study published in Science magazine offers an opportunity to remind DEP that emphasis solely on water-saving efficiencies is not going to work. As the study supports, we must also put a cap on water extraction. Read on:
Here are the links for more information:
The FSC web site has a single page that includes all of these links
in one location HERE
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