The World’s Water 2004-2005, edited by Peter Gleick, is the fourth installment of an annual report that covers water issues that span the globe
In New Mexico, Alamogordo’s plan to build a desalinization plant and tap the Tularosa Basin aquifer has area ranchers and farmers worried
A recent study from the U.S. Geological Survey finds traces of pharmaceuticals, pesticides and personal care products in Colorado’s streams and groundwater
In Common Waters, Diverging Streams William Blomquist, Edella Schlager, and Tanya Heikkila argue on behalf of "conjunctive management" – coordinating the use of surface water with underground aquifers
A judge rules that Pacific Coast fishermen can intervene as a third party in a lawsuit between Klamath River Basin farmers and the federal government
Three important "takings" lawsuits claim farmers should be compensated when water is withheld from irrigators in order to help endangered species during times of drought
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
Following a controversial study, the Environmental Protection Agency decides to raise the drinking water standards for perchlorate to a dosage environmentalists say is dangerously high
Ten years ago, Ben Harding created a worst-case drought scenario for a U.S. Geological Survey study, but the current drought on the Colorado River may be even worse than he imagined
Diesel fuel – leaking from a massive railroad refueling depot –slips into a major drinking water aquifer on the Idaho-Washington border.
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
It’s high time Arizona realized it’s a desert, and has to share the Colorado River with six other dry Western states
Rampant growth in the Phoenix area and a severe drought on the Colorado River challenge Arizona's water sustainability.
Wyoming’s runaway energy boom is taking on toll on the state’s land, especially when the industry’s salty wastewater spills or leaches into the ground
The Nez Perce tribe is close to a major water-rights settlement with Idaho and the federal government, but not everyone thinks it’s a good idea for the tribe or for endangered salmon.
David Carle’s Introduction to California Water is an ambitious field guide to the incredibly complicated world of California water
Invoking NAFTA, a group of Texas farmers and irrigation districts sues Mexico over the Rio Grande’s water
In Visible Bones: Journeys Across Time in the Columbia River Country, Northwestern writer Jack Nisbet follows the Columbia River and its inhabitants across time