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Island Press Field Notes

By Diana Toledo, Steve Burrington , Lila Cabbil / On June 7th, 2017

Cities and states should pursue equitable water solutions, not water shutoffs

By Rebecca Wodder / On May 17th, 2017

In his February address to Congress, President Donald Trump promised clean water for all Americans. Why, then, is his administration intent on dismantling protections that cover a third of the nation's drinking water?

Island Press | Photo Courtesy of Abbie Gascho Landis

By Katharine Sucher / On May 11th, 2017

Immersion is a breathtaking journey into the world of freshwater mussels. In it, veterinarian and award-winning writer Abbie Gascho Landis explores the hidden lives of mussels in our rivers and...

By John Pastor / On May 2nd, 2017

“I am the Lorax! I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” Dr. Seuss  

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 “...

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 Fighting...

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.

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 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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