Given the drought situation at present, taking measures to reduce residential and personal water consumption only seems to make sense. However, adding hundreds of single-family homes and thousands of people makes those individual water conservation efforts seem like a "demoralizing exercise", according to a Claremont Courier submission by Stephen Marks, the Elden Smith Professor of Economics at Pomona College,
In this detailed interview, Professor Marks describes, discusses the points from his published opinion piece in the Claremont Courier article on some of the key issues related to Claremont's/Southern California's need for water conservation while also serving the need for increasing affordable housing, and how the strategies of supply, conservation and pricing affect the affordability of new housing. Stephen's insight and positions echo the sentiment of many in Claremont and the surrounding area, and his ability to frame and explain the problem and analyze the various solutions make this episode - the second of three on this topic - particularly valuable to anyone wanting to truly understand a different perspective on the conservation efforts we are now being forced to take.
Stephen Marks' Opinion article in the Claremont Courier
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