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Wednesday, 13 January 2010

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John Bass

Not a big fan of equating national security with the travails of being a junior water rights holder, so:

“It would be a tragedy and a blow to national security if we did not have Westlands.”

Emily Green

"hard landing" looks fit for a comeback after the voiding of the QSA today

Ryan

"Toilet to Tap" is another oversimplification that only dogs appreciate.

Dan

These phrases are inconsequential for water professionals and academics, but they (possibly) still hold ground with water newcomers and uneducated portions of the general public.

On the Public Record

"lifeblood of the region"

Emily Green

Water is the new oil because whisky is for drinking and water is for fighting, unless you are already in a water war, in which case you are probably already in water-power nexus from which only integrating science and policy will begin to address the fish versus farmer conflict defeating all efforts toward sustainability.

You know what gets me, besides the famous remark that Twain might have made? Misspelling whisky as whiskey. From a country that gives it the alternate name "scotch." Now that's a travesty.

Eric Perramond

My non-favorite:
"Water connects us all." Bluh.

Oregon Water Thorn

While it doesn't obviously connote water, I am sick to death, and I think the earth is too, of the battle cry of "private property rights!" I think that it was kowtowing to development interests that got us into a lot of the trouble that we're seeing with water these days: too much demand, too much pollution, flashy streams that were groundwater driven...

MIke Langston

Thank you for listing "Water is the new oil" first! I have heard this since I was an undergraduate in 1984. If water was to become that important, I think it would have by now. I can't imagine that we will reach the point where something so essential to life will be treated the same as we now treat what for all practical purposes is a convenience, "cheap energy."

groundwaterhegemony

We know the worth of water when the well runs dry.
--Benjamin Franklin

Jason Mumm

We must not forget that that there is a "True Value" of water. Whatever that means. I spend a lot of time on my blog educating on the real cost of water, which for lack of a good definition of "value" is not a bad place to start any discussion on the subject. http://www.stepwiseadvisors.com/category/rates

Nice post - I agree with dispensing with the cliches. Most of these make me shudder.

rainbow water

The famous quote apocryphally attributed to humorist Mark Twain “Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over”

Aqua Blog Maven

You forgot ... Whiskey's for drinking, water's for fighting....

Gayle

Thesaurus utilization advisory: please curtail overuse of the phrase "The Water Energy Nexus"...(is that Google's new hybrid-powered smartphone?)


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