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  • When Peter Gleick fell, California's water world lost big

    When Peter Gleick fell, California's water world lost big

    After he impersonated a Heartland Institute board member, gadfly scientist and Pacific Institute head Peter Gleick has been persona non grata. But California water bosses may miss his fierce intellect.

  • When neighbors become cops

    When neighbors become cops

    As mandatory water conservation becomes more common in the West, many communities are asking residents to report water-wasters.

  • Gray water, green living

    Brian Moore has retrofitted his house in Phoenix, Ariz., to enable him to re-use water and live more sustainably

  • Warning: Water policy faces an age of limits

    Warning: Water policy faces an age of limits

    New water projects and giant pipelines will do nothing to solve the West's drought and its increasing water shortage.

  • A Thirst for Growth

    In Sierra Vista, Ariz., a partnership of developers, environmentalists and government agencies is trying to keep the San Pedro River alive, while at the same time allowing for continued growth in this burgeoning Sunbelt city

  • Turning water inside-out

    Many Western cities like Sierra Vista, Ariz., were built beside once-beautiful rivers which were overused and then neglected, while the cities looked elsewhere for new water sources to exploit

  • Californians put their money where their meter is

    A new California law requires all homes in the state to use water meters by 2025

  • A crisis brews on the Colorado

    As the Colorado River Basin enters a sixth year of drought, the Interior Department orders seven states to start coordinating their management of the dwindling water supply.

  • Peace breaks out on the Rio Grande

    A groundbreaking settlement between New Mexico environmentalists and the city of Albuquerque may keep water in the Middle Rio Grande and help both farmers and endangered silvery minnows

  • The life of an unsung Western water diplomat

    Silver Fox of the Rockies by Daniel Tyler tells the story of Delphus E. Carpenter, who sought peaceful resolutions to Western water problems, and helped create the 1922 Colorado River Compact

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