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OPINION: California Needs an ‘All of the Above’ Solution for Water: Guest Commentary

This year’s drought has brought an unprecedented amount of attention to California’s water future, and with that debate, two different views about the solution. There is the view we can solve this problem by emphasizing a single approach, such as conserving more water or desalinating the Pacific Ocean. And there is the view that we have to take many actions on many fronts, an “all of the above” strategy, to truly remain reliable.


As the regional planner and long-time importer of water supplies for the six-county region, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is among those advancing a comprehensive approach to our water future.