Water Transfers and the Future of the West: Tradeoffs

This is the third part in a series (Part 1, Part 2) sharing my year-long research into agriculture-to-municipal (AMI) water transfers from scientific, ethical and practical perspectives. In this section, I examine the justification (or lack thereof) for trading rural livelihoods for urban growth, and I argue for legal protections for rural areas of origin,…

Water Use is Like the Library

I happen to be writing from the Boulder Public Library today (they have excellent air conditioning and my house is hotter than the Mojave Desert). I’ve also been thinking about water management on a more basic level- what should be our guiding principle? This Reddit AMA and the general gist of argument by David Zetland…