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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.

  •  The problem of Western water is not what you think

    The problem of Western water is not what you think

    Water conservation in the West is ultimately just a waste of time.

  • Here's to a water czar with the unlikely name of Chips

    Here's to a water czar with the unlikely name of Chips

    The late "Chips" Barry, executive director of Denver Water Board, changed that formidable institution for the best.

  • 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.

  • Sometimes water can cost way too much

    Sometimes water can cost way too much

    Aaron Million's plan to pump Green River water from Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range is unlikely to succeed because it's just too darn expensive.

  • One man's salt must not burden another man's water

    One man's salt must not burden another man's water

    The little farming town of Mancos, Colo., is finding ways to remove salt from its water and make irrigation more efficient during drought.

  • 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.

  • Environmentalists must learn to compromise

    Environmentalists must learn to compromise

    Environmentalists opposed to desalination plants are indulging in wishful thinking, because conservation is not enough to provide the arid West with water during a drought.

  • Gray water, green living

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

  • Weighing our water options

    As the rapidly growing city of Las Vegas, Nev., schemes to find more water, it reminds those of us who live outside big cities that we also need to rethink the way we use water

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