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Water series works to change our thinking during wet years.

Local water experts are hoping a new lecture series will help you rethink water in relation to the drought crisis.

UCSB and the Goleta Water District are pairing for this series called Water (we going to do).  The first lecture, scheduled for Tuesday night on the UCSB campus, will discuss California's water supply and will showcase what some have already done to conserve.

"We're really going to encourage folks to continue their water conservation and efficiency efforts and behavior modification towards water use, throughout the year, not only when it's dry, but also when it's wet" said Matthew O'Carroll, the Water Efficiency Manager at UCSB. "We really need to kind of en-grain this into our thought-process about water conservation, because in the environmental realm crisis often promotes action and we really need to be ahead of that."

O'Carroll says people often think to conserve only when facing drought conditions, and say this idea is perfectly summed up with a quote from John Steinbeck's East of Eden: 

"And it never failed that during dry years, the people forgot about the wet years, and during the rich years, they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way." - John Steinbeck

The series is free and open to the public.

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014
  • Bren Hall
  • 7 to 8:30.

Two more lectures are being planned for this summer.