UC President Wants To Drop Water Use By 20%

As California continues to experience extremely dry weather, University of California President Janet Napolitano announced today the university’s goal of reducing per capita water use by 20 percent across the UC system by 2020.

Napolitano said the university’s faculty, staff and students are stepping up to take on the challenge to preserve water.

The 2020 goal complements the university’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative and other sustainability projects, according to Napolitano.

“These efforts are critical to addressing the formidable water, energy and climate challenges facing California, the nation and the world,” Napolitano said in a statement.

The campaign will be discussed at the UC Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco next week as part of a presentation of the annual Report on Sustainable Practices.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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