Water is for Fighting Over: A Webinar with John Fleck
In this webinar, hosted by Island Press and Security and Sustainability Forum, John Fleck, Director of the University of New Mexico's Water Resources Program, makes arguments from his new book, Water is for Fighting Over, that the talk of impending doom from water shortages is not only untrue, but dangerous. When people get scared, they fight for the last drop of water; but when they actually have less, they use less. Using the Colorado River as an example, Fleck brings to light the true history of collaboration and examines the bonds currently being forged to solve the Basin's most dire threats. Rather than perpetuate the myth "Whiskey's for drinkin', water's for fightin' over," Fleck urges us to embrace a new, more optimistic narrative – a future where the Colorado continues to flow.
John is joined by Sharon Megdal, Director of The University of Arizona's Water Resources Research Center and C.W. and Modene Neely Endowed Professor, and Jay Lund from the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis. Watch the full webinar below.