Southern California has embraced water conservation, but it must be more than a temporary response to drought.
California did it. This month, the Legislature passed a package of bills that includes a statewide urban water conservation goal of 20% by 2020. We have confronted the kind of conservation that will be needed to secure the water supply of Los Angeles, and the state, in the face of population growth and climate change.
Or have we?
It all depends on where you put the goal posts.