Desalination: An Additional Water Source for Southern California’s Water Crisis and an Unsustainable 1944 U.S.-Mexico Water Treaty
The condition of Southern California’s water is deceptive. Water in the region appears abundant, from the seemingly unlimited supply to the miles of lush greenery. The region has suffered, however, from prolonged drought and irresponsible water management that has left water resources scant and overwrought. Unless profound changes are made in how the region handles its water and from where the water is sourced, these extremely populated areas will become uninhabitable very soon.