"But the proliferation of limits on water use will not solve the problem because regulations do nothing to address the main driver of the nation’s wanton consumption of water: its price. "
The price of water is a touchy subject in a state like Michigan, where folks’ water bills account only for the access and treatment of water–not for the water itself as a commodity. As population grows and climate change makes water availability more variable, there is a growing need to stretch water resources further.
You can read the full article, “The Risks of Cheap Water” here: http://nyti.ms/1EVGzg5.
The who, what, when, where and why of agricultural water issues.