Restoring natural infrastructure, such as beaver habitat and the wetlands it creates, could shield communities from damaging floods, remove toxins and high sediment loads from water, and reduce the apocalyptic effects of megafires.
The Santa Cruz River may be dry but it has come alive with people who are making a seasonal river cleanup a community conservation tradition in Tucson.
Pitkin County is making beavers a top priority, funding measures that may eventually restore North America’s largest rodent to the Roaring Fork watershed.
A bill making it easier for stream-restoration projects to take place has been gutted after stakeholders couldn’t reach an agreement.
New Mexico faces tough choices as a dire and historic drought continues and the Rio Grande is unable to give everyone what they want or need.
Five articles from The Conversation’s archive explain what’s happening and what’s at stake in the Colorado River basin’s drought crisis.
Colorado officials have drafted a bill aimed at addressing a tension between stream restoration projects and water rights holders.
Irrigation practices that maintained the Salton Sea have been reduced, and excess water is being transferred to coastal cities instead.
One natural disaster often leads to another and in California these consecutive events are leading to human disasters.
A wetland protection case being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court will determine which bodies of water can be federally regulated.