Water Conservation - Does It Increase Drought Risk? Not Necessarily

Anil Bamezai, Ph.D., consultant to the Alliance for Water Efficiency, presented last week at the Central Texas Water Conservation Symposium on the Alliance's An Assessment of Increasing Water Use Efficiency on Demand Hardening report. The heart of the report is a review of a worry, that "investments in water‐use efficiency may make it harder for their customers to comply with voluntary or mandatory restrictions when such restrictions are needed to deal with extended periods of shortage."