On 15/09/15 22:32, Milos Rancic wrote: > For the last few years I am thinking about this issue, and as I didn't see > anybody talking about that, I think we should start a kind of low level > discussion, as it doesn't require immediate action. > > From what I read, Bay Area is not particularly endangered (although it > could be in the future). Even so, I am sure all WMF employees have enough > money to buy bottled water. I know, of course, they are not in the same > position as Google or Facebook employees, but I think the whole story is > not about water safety of our headquarters. > > It's about responsibility. WMF shouldn't spend resources unreasonably if it > doesn't have to. And it's not just about possible "fund for water", which > could become a standard for every Bay Area employer, but also about the > environmental harm of the attitude of keeping yourself in hostile place if > not necessary.
California is not a "hostile place" in terms of water resources. And according to , no long-term trend is evident in the historical record, and preciptation is forecast to drop by only 10% through to the late 21st century. California has by far the cleanest power in the US, and could easily afford to desalinate its way out of a drought if it chose to do so. Although it may be more efficient to use groundwater recharge as a multi-year reservoir instead of allowing farmers to make unrestricted withdrawals as is currently the case. -- Tim Starling  Our Changing Climate 2012 Vulnerability & Adaptation to the Increasing Risks from Climate Change in California - Brochure http://www.energy.ca.gov/2012publications/CEC-500-2012-007/CEC-500-2012-007.pdf _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>