No more Band-Aids: How to make the Colorado River sustainable for the long term
One of the most critical sustainability challenges in the western U.S. is restoring the Colorado River Basin as a dependable source of water. Climate change, drought, overallocation and other factors have combined to bring about a looming crisis that threatens to severely limit water resources to the vast region served by the basin. Many current efforts are certain to fall short of what’s needed to deal with the problem, write Margaret Garcia, as assistant professor in the Schools of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, part of the Fulton Schools, and Elizabeth A. Koebele, an associate professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno. They say long-term solutions will require dramatically changing management policies and rethinking how we use water. The opinion piece was also published by azcentral.com and MSN, Pehal News (India) and Water News Network.