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Water Weekly 3: Responding to the Disaster in Japan

What were the three biggest California water stories of the past seven days?  Well, the news-heads and policy wonks here at Laer Pearce & Associates have compiled them for you here.  You’ll find the Big Three here every Thursday, or you can follow LPAWater on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news and analysis. You can also sign up to receive the Weekly 3 via email here.  This week:

Japan’s Crumbled Water Infrastructure

Lost in the deluge of bad news following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor problems in Japan is any news on the state of water infrastructure in the country’s devastated Northeast.  Finally, we’re getting some indication of the extent of damage, and as expected, it’s not good:  Up to 2.5 million homes are without water, there are miles of destroyed water lines, lots of damaged facilities and no power for pumps and treatment plants.  Please add all that to your prayers for Japan.

Read Circle of Blue’s report here

Read Bloomberg’s report here