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October 13, 2014
by Mike Simpson
KFBK News Radio

We're getting closer to Election Day, need a little help cutting through the noise?

September 10, 2014
by Erik Anderson
KPBS

A new online tool allows Californians to take charge of the state's water future. The California Water Challenge by the non-partisan group Next 10 asks residents to make choices about the state's limited water supply.

The public-policy think tank lets players choose the right mix of more conservation, better irrigation, higher costs and desalination. The idea is to let participants see the impact of water choices as California deals with a looming water shortage.

September 9, 2014
by Taylor Hill
Take Part

Think shorter showers and unwashed cars is all it will take to crack California's record-breaking drought?

Think again.

California’s water deficit could grow to 2 trillion gallons by 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. That means coming up with innovative water-creating strategies to close the gap between California’s dwindling water supplies and how much water Californians consume.

September 9, 2014
by J.N. Sbranti
The Modesto Bee

Anyone wanting to take a crack at solving the state’s water supply woes can give it a try on the just-launched California Water Challenge website. The online simulation tool lets users pick from assorted water-saving and water-development options to meet California demands. Water is a hot topic during this third year of drought. The challenge attempts to demonstrate how tricky – and expensive – it can be to find enough water to meet everyone’s needs. By 2030, the U.S.

September 9, 2014
ABC News, San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose

If you think you can solve California's water problems, then an online contest might be right up your alley! Organizers call it the California Water Challenge.

Contestants can pick ideas that go beyond fixing leaky faucets as a way of fighting our drought. A non-partisan group called Next Ten is sponsoring the challenge.

Some proposed options include changing the state's future water policy, like new limits for how much water goes to farms.

Most of California's water gets used for farming. Another idea is building de-salination plants along the coast.

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