BLOG ROUND-UP, special April 1st edition: Brown is the new gold: Water strategy is starting to pay big dividends; President Trump Announces TRUMP – Tapping Recharge Under Mexico Plan – will build border wall, harvest groundwater, earn money, and provide jobs

I looked for these all day yesterday, but in deference to the holiday, I suppose, everyone posted these yesterday evening …

Brown is the new gold: Water strategy is starting to pay big dividends:  “Governor Brown has unveiled a sweeping new strategy, “Brown is the New Gold,” to simultaneously make California more robust to drought, secure private water rights, buffer California’s growers against disastrous losses from a looming national trade war, and facilitate a market for environmental water.  “Leadership has not been clever enough, or strong enough, or perhaps visionary enough,” Brown said in a “Meet the Press” interview in 2017. “It takes a certain vision, how the hell do we get out of this? And it takes some political skill at the same time.”  And his vision proved prescient: with a potential trade war threatened between the Trump administration and China, California’s wine, nut, and fruit industries stood to lose billions.  “What’s the next most valuable thing our ag industry has besides the food it provides?” asked Brown. “Water. And someone always needs it.” … ”  Read more from the California Water Blog here:  Brown is the new gold: Water strategy is starting to pay big dividends

President Trump Announces TRUMP – Tapping Recharge Under Mexico Plan – Will Build Border Wall, Harvest Groundwater. Earn Money, and Provide Jobs:Last year, President Donald J. Trump announced CRAP – the Canadian Resources Acquisition Project – designed to obtain water from Canada. Today, he turned his focus to the southern anchor of NAFTA, Mexico, in an effort to solve a multi-faceted problem: water, money, jobs, and immigration.  In a series of Tweets on 1 April 2018 from Mar-a-Lago, President Donald J. Trump announced a bold new plan to augment western water supplies, build a border wall, earn money, and provide jobs that WOULD NOT COST AMERICAN TAXPAYERS A SINGLE PESO! ... ”  Read more from Water Wired here: President Trump Announces TRUMP – Tapping Recharge Under Mexico Plan – Will Build Border Wall, Harvest Groundwater. Earn Money, and Provide Jobs

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