A picture is worth a thousand words. The state of California is currently under a severe drought. These pictures of the depleted water in the state should remind everyone that water is our most important resource and conservation is needed by everyone.
In other news, farmers are discussing the idea of water quality, credits, and their fields. Like carbon trading farmers would sell credits for producing cleaner water from their farmland. A utility could buy these credits to meet federal regulations. Nitrogen and phosphorous runoff from fields have polluted many waterways.