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Where Does California's Agricultural Water Go?

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Almonds and pistachios together use around 3.3 million acre-feet of water and produce around $1,150 per acre-foot of water.

Desalination: Let the Buyer Beware

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

In a new report issued today, the Pacific Institute released the results of a year-long analysis of the complex and controversial costs of seawater desalination. The conclusion? It is still really expensive, especially compared to alternatives.