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By Katharine Sucher / On September 2nd, 2016

In a year when headlines are dominated by drought and news of Lake Mead water levels falling to historic lows, John Fleck's Water is for...

By Rebecca Wodder / On August 30th, 2016

To build resilience to twenty-first century challenges, a transformational water ethic must not only respect the water rights of nature, but also the water rights of people, especially the most vulnerable among us.

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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 Rebecca Wodder / On July 28th, 2016

How to accumulate and leverage social capital to achieve healthy freshwater ecosystems, green infrastructure improvements, and triple-bottom-line benefits.

By John Fleck / On July 26th, 2016

There was a weird moment this afternoon when I was writing something and needed to dig out a reference from my book. (I do this a lot. It’s all there, the book has a lot of footnotes.) For a split second I started to follow the usual path on my hard...

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By Katharine Sucher / On May 20th, 2016

Go on your own journey with explorer Wade Davis in this week's Foreword Friday.

By Dominick A. DellaSala / On April 25th, 2016

This week, more than 193 nations will celebrate Earth Day. The annual event is a marker for the environmental movement begun on April 22, 1970, when Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson organized a peaceful teach-in. At the time, rivers were on fire, oil spills...

By John Fleck / On April 14th, 2016

A student in one of our University of New Mexico Water Resources Program classes asked last week what the magic trick was to finding water data. We’d asked the students to do some really challenging modeling of the flow of water through New Mexico’s...

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By Grady Gammage / On April 5th, 2016

How can other suburban cities extract lessons from Phoenix’s successes to work towards their own sustainable future?

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By Eliza Pennypacker, Stuart Echols / On April 4th, 2016

April is the month of rain.  At least it is in our world: the mid-Atlantic U.S. With sincere apologies to readers who live in current drought, here in Pennsylvania we typically have reminded ourselves that “April showers bring May flowers,” and so we...

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