An initiative of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder

Cases, agreements and treaties

The legal intricacies of Western water can be difficult to wade through. This timeline offers an introduction to some key cases, agreements and treaties. Scroll down to find more...

Background readings on Western water

Here are some helpful online resources for learning more about the Colorado River Basin and Western water issues. On this page: 1922 Colorado River Compact1922 Colorado River Compact Meeting TranscriptsThe...

Glossaries

It’s hard to understand water issues unless you know the lingo. Here are some helpful water-related glossaries on the web: The U.S. Geological Survey's Dictionary of Water Terms offers a...

Water books

Want to go deep and really learn about water issues? Here's a list of great nonfiction books on (Western) water issues, curated by Mitch Tobin, director of The Water...

Media and journalism

On this page you'll find a guide to water media, a Twitter list for Western water and examples of great water journalism. Water news sources One of the best ways to...