February 2009, Vol. 21, No.2

Letters

Looking Beyond ‘Virtual Water’

The report on virtual water (“Raising Public Consciousness About ‘Virtual Water,’” December) was interesting. Mr. Allan’s point was we could cut our use of virtual water by changing our diet. While true by itself, the solution is very myopic and only concerned water. The impact of the United States halving our diet on the economy of many countries would be much more severe than the issue of saving water. It should be incumbent on all professionals to think comprehensively than just narrowly!

 

Christopher M. Timm, P.E.
PECOS Management Services
Albuquerque, N.M.

 

 

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