Reclaimed Water Problems

KPHO CBS News Story

This story demonstrates problems with the way we think and act. Our thinking is linear — looking for simple causal relationships, while taking impulsive actions without considering complex interrelationships. We continue to think that we can manipulate and control our environments, only to find that we can't. Then, we try to implement yet another way to control what has gone out of control. What we really need to do is minimize efforts to control our environments and to look at problems as situated in multiple interacting systems (cultural, social, biological, ecological, chemical, and so forth).


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