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ProPublica Piece Looks At Water As A Commodity To Reduce Waste

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Screenshot from the ProPublica piece Liquid Assets by Abrahm Lustgarten.

Even with expectations for El Nino to drop more water in the West, the drought’s impact is being felt in a deep way in Arizona, California and Nevada.

In a new ProPublica piece called Liquid Assets, reporter Abrahm Lustgarten focuses on hedge fund manager Disque Deane Jr.’s efforts to make water a commodity as a way to lessen waste and increase the price.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.