Laura Harnish is the California Regional Director.
We here at EDF are saddened by the catastrophe that has struck Haiti and the stark realization that things will continue to get worse as the shortage of freshwater begins to claim even more lives. Read Peter Gleick’s blog about how the need for freshwater is critical in Haiti.
Although we are consumed in our daily lives with California's "water crisis" this is an excruciating reminder that many other areas of the world are much more vulnerable to water shortages, especially in a disaster.
And don’t forget to have an emergency preparedness kit to deal with an earthquake or other natural disaster in California. For more information go to 72 Hours.