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Colorado River Basin Conservation Agreements Take Shape

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States look to delay mandatory water restrictions and preserve…

Water Supply at Risk, Las Vegas Considers $650 Million Insurance Policy

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A new pumping station would draw water from the bottom of a shrinking Lake Mead.
Colorado River

Fortune Telling: Colorado River Teeters Toward First-ever Shortage Declaration

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In the short term, water prices would rise and groundwater pumping would increase. In the long term, demand would have to drop.

Major Federal Study Sets Foundation for Colorado River Basin’s Future

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Climate change and population growth will force the basin to…

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 Price of Water 2012: 18 Percent Rise Since 2010, 7 Percent Over Last Year in 30 Major U.S. Cities

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Rates have increased in many cities, but local conditions dictate by how much and how the increase is distributed. Chicago prices are up nearly 25 percent, while Los Angeles is down by 9 percent.

Water News: What's Ahead in 2012

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News headlines are often dominated by the big, unexpected events…

The Stream, September 27: Water (In)Efficiency Around the World

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There is enough fresh water in the world to meet the soaring…
CLARK, LINCOLN, AND WHITE PINE COUNTIES GROUNDWATER DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Proposed Nevada Pipeline and Water Rights: Report Describes Worst-case Scenario, State Engineer Hears Case

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On Monday, the Nevada state engineer will hear opening arguments in a water-rights case that has been ongoing for more than two decades. If passed, the construction of an extensive infrastructure network could dramatically raise the average monthly water bill for many of the state's residents, as well as impact public lands and endangered species.

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?

The Price of Water: A Comparison of Water Rates, Usage in 30 U.S. Cities

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"For more than 20 years industry has been moving south looking for cheaper labor, I'm hoping that now they'll start coming back looking for cheaper water."

Major Nevada Pipeline Project in Limbo

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Plans for a major freshwater pipeline for the Las Vegas Valley hit a legal roadblock. A ruling from Nevada's Supreme Court last week has threatened the fate of a massive pipeline project once hailed as critical to Las Vegas’ freshwater supply