by Dan Carney
Thanks to everyone who made the MMWD Conservation Summit on July 8th a great success. The conference rooms were buzzing with excellent ideas that will help guide Marin’s conservation programs, and people with a wide range of opinions had the opportunity to network and express their viewpoints.
Some of the challenges that were identified include finding ways to motivate more people to participate in conservation programs and behaviors. The greatest long-term savings will be a result of both changing technology—like high-efficiency toilets and clothes washers—and our attitudes about water use. Making the most of every drop will include smarter irrigation systems and landscapes that need less water, capturing rain on site, recycling gray water, and remembering the true value of this vital resource in our lives.
Working together, community organizations, individuals, teachers, MMWD, and other local resource agencies can make a huge difference in shaping the future of water in Marin. It is easy to see that support for environmental protection and water conservation is as strong as ever, and by working together Marin can achieve a sustainable local water supply and maintain the excellent quality of life we all enjoy.