Solving the Water Problem

The west is getting drier and Stephen Gordon has an intriguing idea about how to get the water where it is needed.

Why couldn’t we pipe water from the Missouri River to the Colorado River headwaters?

Stephen suggests that a pipeline about the size of this one might do the trick.

Phil and Stephen look at the major objections to this particular plan,and discuss why ideas like this need to be on the table.

Another possibility: Should we be turning seawater into fresh water in order to address this problem? Or what about using the fresh water that is already in the ocean? (Oh yes, it’s there.)

And what are some of the other big interventions we should be thinking about related climate? Let’s explore.

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Phil Bowermaster is a nationally recognized author and speaker. He has more than 25 years experience writing about emerging technologies and the future. As co-host of the popular Internet radio series, The World Transformed, Phil has talked with leading scientists and technologists, best-selling authors, philosophers, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs and others who are shaping our understanding of the amazing era of transformation in which we live. Phil helps leaders and their organizations develop strategies for managing accelerating change. He shows how imagination, optimism, empathy, and humor can make all the difference in both understanding and making the most of the powerful currents of change we face.