David Zetland really cares about water policy, and he wants you to think better about it:
I confess that I’m not a fan of the “educate the general public” model of water policy problem solving, which might seem odd given my profession as a journalist. That’s an “educate the general public” job, right? But my years in the business have convinced me that what we really need is a set of policies that are robust to the fact that the general public mostly won’t be educated about most things. There are too many things. Way too many things. And they’re all hard.
But I still think that what David’s doing here is worth trying. Because a corollary of my belief is that the right subset of the “general public” can be sufficient to make some headway on hard problems. And to move in that direction, we need to experiment, a lot, in different ways to get through to people.
So, a water calendar? Hmm, that just might help.