Since nothing happens by itself, and especially so in Washington, DC, there is praise to go around for the work of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for having identified prudent solutions to pressing water scarcity problems.
The good news is that we can change course -- well, that is if the politicians find the will to do so. They must stop the brinksmanship, reject destructive austerity budgets and start investing in a long-term plan.
The U.S. cannot afford much more of this amateur-hour policymaking. The costs to our economy are too great. It is time for a bipartisan agreement to make the necessary long-term investments in transportation systems and infrastructure.