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By John Fleck / On October 16th, 2017

Oregon State University’s Aaron Wolf, in his studies of conflict and cooperation around international waterways, has found something both counter-intuitive and remarkable. Despite myths of “water wars,” ...

By Katharine Sucher / On September 15th, 2017

Debate surrounding the proposed repeal of the controversial Clean Water Rule is just one example of how competing interests...

Photo credit: Fountain by Flickr.com user Nicola

By John Fleck / On February 8th, 2017

The last decade has seen a remarkable shift to the better in the relationship between the United States and Mexico over their shared water resources. But that positive turn is now under threat as the change in U.S. administration imposes an unexpected “...

Photo credit: Fountain by Flickr.com user Nicola

By Katharine Sucher / On August 29th, 2016

Read a Q&A with John Fleck, author of Water is for Fighting Over...and Other Myths about Water in the West.

By Joe S. Whitworth / On April 21st, 2016

April 22 is not a moment to celebrate the wonder of this unique planet. It’s an opportunity to recognize what next steps we need to take to secure a better future.

Photo Credit: Birds on a Wire by Flickr.com user Kiwi Flickr

By Lucy Moore / On January 21st, 2015

Photo by Hartwig HKD, used under...

Photo Credit: Birds on a Wire by Flickr.com user Kiwi Flickr

By Meghan Bartels / On September 26th, 2014

Salmon Trout River, near where the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is fighting a mine.