Credit: Caltrans.
Credit: Caltrans.

Water crisis — Survival of the wettest

Water. We can’t live without it. California is in one of the worst droughts in years. And sea levels are rising as fresh water supplies disappear. Are we facing a global crisis – or just a local problem?

In this edition of NEXT: People | Science | Tomorrow, series host Mat Kaplan asked the experts how bad it will get and what we should be doing about it. Our audience heard the smart answers about our water future.


Mat Kaplan: host of KPCC’s science series, NEXT: People | Science | Tomorrow; host of Planetary Radio for The Planetary Society


Madelyn Glickfeld: Assistant Director for Outreach and Strategic Initiatives and UCLA Water Resources Group Director

Glen M. MacDonald, Ph.D: Director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability,  and professor of Geography and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Kevin L. Wattier, P.E.: General Manager of the Long Beach Water Department