Transbasin Diversions in Colorado: A Zero-Sum Game

Zero-sum game (noun): A situation in which a gain by one person or side must be matched by a loss by another person or side. (From here). The narrative of dryland water use as conflict, even warfare, is firmly entrenched in the Western cultural tradition. “Water wars” is a memorable alliterative phrase that paints the…

Uncertainty and Interdisciplinary Solutions

This post should probably be subtitled “OR: Why Environmental Studies?” A lot of people, upon hearing that I’m going to school to work on studying water issues, ask “why aren’t you going to law school?” A lot of others ask if my grad school program is in environmental policy or environmental science. These are good…