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Interactive Map: Indian Water Rights in the Colorado River Basin

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Native American tribes are emerging leaders in the drying basin.

Contemplating Water’s Future in a Dry Arizona Riverbed

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A sunrise photoshoot in the drying Colorado River Basin leads to more than images -- Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter's meeting with Governor Stephen Lewis of the Gila River Indian Community.Circle of Blue Director J. Carl Ganter met with Governor Stephen Lewis of the Gila River Indian Community in the drying Colorado River Basin.

Colorado River Basin Conservation Agreements Take Shape

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States look to delay mandatory water restrictions and preserve…

Study: Decades-long ‘Megadroughts’ in U.S. Southwest and Central Plains More Likely Due to Climate Change

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Droughts that are extreme by today’s standards will be normal by the end of the century, according to NASA research.

Western U.S. Governors Begin Drought Discussions

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Better plans and more data are needed to guide response. Photo…

Photo Slideshow: Above the Colorado River

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A bird's eye view of the Colorado River demonstrates how persistent drought conditions affect the basin and how the southern Nevada region manages its share of what trickles down.

The Stream, April 18: Water Conflicts In Western U.S.

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Irrigators in Texas and New Mexico are unhappy with a decision…

The Stream, April 6: Radioactive Water Leaks Again At Fukushima

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Asia Twelve tons of radioactive water leaked from a pipeline…

James Workman: My Local Wants vs. Their Global Needs — UN Water Forum Hints at Tensions of Competing Agendas

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Heavy hitters in the water world met at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on September 16 for a public-awareness marketing campaign. But who is the target audience? And what message do they need to hear?

Arizona's Gamble — Conserve Water Now, Prevent Deeper Cuts Tomorrow

For years, the state took as much water as it could from Lake Mead; now it plans to leave some in the reservoir.

Thermal Power Stations Need Makeover

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Utilities feel pressure from more users and less water.