Here in Massachusetts, we’ve long been lucky to have abundant and safe fresh water. Yet despite this relative wealth of water, 1 in 10 rivers and streams in the Commonwealth runs dry each summer due to a combination of water use and climate. That’s why the water management framework described in the article “A move to save water sources” (Page A1, Nov. 29) is so critical for our future.
Massachusetts is among a handful of state governments leading the nation on managing our water to ensure that we continue to have a supply for generations. State agencies will spend the next year crafting regulations to ensure that our rivers and streams can meet the needs of nature and people — from drinking water and public safety to recreation, energy generation, and habitat for fish.