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  • A good idea – if you can get away with it

    A good idea – if you can get away with it

    Rainwater harvesting is against the law in many Western states, but folks in Utah, Colorado and Washington want to change that.

  • The debate that won’t happen

    Even though the West is supposed to be a key battleground in this year’s election, so far the presidential candidates have managed to avoid addressing Western issues.

  • Primer 4: Water

    Former HCN publisher concludes that those who live in the West must accept its unpredictability.

  • The secret of Los Angeles’ great-tasting water

    After Los Angeles wins an award for its great-tasting water, Tom Wolf recalls how he and some friends got the notion to try to spice up the city’s water supply with a little LSD in the 1960s.

  • Making an effluent market

    How will Westerners pay for – and market – their recycled drinking water?

  • Effluent, effluent everywhere

    A recent turbidity crisis in Paonia resulted in the issuance of a “boil order,” which reminded us locals how precious clean water is in the arid West.

  • Getting fresh with the West’s groundwater

    A new desalination technology uses the sun and your air conditioner to create fresh water.

  • Getting the salt out

    Arizona considers plans to clean up salty irrigation water without drying out wetlands created by that water.

  • Water is definitely for fighting in Montana

    Rob Breeding calls steam access one of the most contentious water issues in his state.

  • Stream leases languish

    Efforts to privatize instream-flow protection – to keep enough water in rivers and streams to sustain their ecological functions – face tough going in the West.

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