A new strategy for western states to adapt to long-term drought: Customized water pricing
Rather than raising everyone’s water prices, we propose a customized approach that lets individual consumers decide whether to pay higher prices.
A Colorado River flows drop and tensions rise, water interests struggle to find solutions...
Experts warn that climate change has rendered old assumptions outdated about what the Colorado River can provide, leaving painful water cuts as the only way forward.
Human actions created the Salton Sea, California’s largest lake – here’s how to save...
Irrigation practices that maintained the Salton Sea have been reduced, and excess water is being transferred to coastal cities instead.
Cheap sewer pipe repairs can push toxic fumes into homes and schools – here’s...
Across the U.S., children and adults are increasingly exposed to harmful chemicals from a source few people are even aware of.
Hard water: In these metro neighborhoods, few drink the tap water. Can trust in...
Some Colorado residents have been experiencing drinking water contamination for years. When the water will be safe to drink is unknown.
Las Vegas water
The Las Vegas area has taken several effective steps to conserve water, with more efforts on the way. Brad Hicks of public broadcasting’s This American Land reports. Length: 2:00 Download scriptDownload full-resolution...
The seven states failed to meet a federal deadline of February 1st to agree on a plan to use less water from the Colorado River. Brad Hicks of the...
What is a flash drought? An earth scientist explains
Extreme dry spells, also known as flash droughts, are becoming a big concern for farmers and water utilities.
Colorado OKs drinking treated wastewater; now to convince the public it’s a good idea
Colorado joins three other states in approving a new rule that clears the way for drinking treated wastewater.
Public: New Colorado Water Plan needs more urgency and accountability
Coloradans want the state’s top water road map to be more equitable, but finalizing plans has been difficult.