Letters to the Editor

Using water wisely

Editor: As a junior environmental engineering student at UC Merced, I was appalled at one of the reformations that Ellen Hanak proposed in her article "Managing California's water: from conflict to reconciliation" of February.

She proposes to increase government role in establishing a baseline to both ground and surface water usage. Treating water as a public commodity is brilliant. Eradicating the decaying ancient water rights within the state would definitely be one of the best ways to utilize water wisely.