Water and Dams
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 117 , Segment 6
Episode: Gun Crime Data, Big Families Sick More, Disruptive Technology
- Aug 11, 2015 9:00 pm
- 15:07 mins
Guest: Daniel Beard, Ph.D., Former Commissioner of the US Bureau of Reclamation. As drought continues its grip on much of the Western United States, communities are being forced to rethink their ideas about water. Daniel Beard says we’ve too long taken for granted the availability of cheap, abundant water. And he says our national policies of damming and diverting rivers are partly to blame for that mindset. During a recent visit to BYU, he spoke with Marcus Smith, host of Thinking Aloud on BYU Radio.