"Water, water, everywhere / Nor any drop to drink." So wrote the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The Southwestern United States is faced with this problem, and all officials can do is fight among themselves.
A solution stares them in the face: the ocean, which has more water than they could ever need. How to get it? Do what others have done: Desalinate.
Aruba, a small but well-populated island, gets its water from the sea around it. We can too. The technology is there to be used.