With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record, Governor Brown declared a drought State of Emergency in January and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for water shortages. The state has continued to lead the way to make sure California is able to cope with an unprecedented drought.
The chances of a 35-year or longer “megadrought” striking the Southwest and central Great Plains by 2100 are above 80 percent if the world stays on its current trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions, scientists from NASA, Columbia University, and Cornell University report in a study.
“The long-term solution to more acute drought is to change the way surface water is managed when it’s wet. Take some of that surface water and, whether there’s got a lot of rain or a lot of snow, and use it to recharge groundwater so it’s there in times of drought” as said by Leon Szeptycki ground water expert.
Justdiggit’s Hydrologic Corridor approach would work very well in some of those areas. Therefore Justdiggit’s co-founder Dennis Karpes aims to move to the U.S.A. and together with Orange Goes Green (OGG) he will investigate potential partners and land areas for local implementation of the Hydrologic Corridor. OGG is a 501(c)3 and will serve as the fiscal sponsor for the funding activities by Justdiggit in the US.
Besides these partnerships he will also develop partnerships with mediapartners, funders and celebrities for Justdiggit.