Press Clippings

February 5, 2016--The right to waste water: In the west, water users forced to use it or lose it (Pro Publica)

High in the Rocky Mountains, snowmelt fills a stream that trickles down into Ohio Creek and then onward toward the Upper Gunnison River.


February 5, 2016--The most important water stories of 2015 (Huffington Post)

Water was a Top Risk on the 2015 Global Agenda: In early 2015, participants at the World Economic Forum, a who's who of the political and business elite, ranked water crises as the top global risk.


February 4, 2016--Durango sends letter to Colorado governor in support of Superfund (Durango Herald)

As Silverton and San Juan County officials continue struggling with the terms of Superfund designation, Mayor Dean Brookie said the city of Durango sent a letter this week to Gov.


February 3, 2016--PRID shareholders hear about State Water Plan (Pine River Times)

The final Colorado Water Plan released in November 2015 is "a significant improvement" over the first draft released in December 2014, water engineer Steve Harris told Pine River Irrigation District shareholders at the Jan.


February 2, 2016--Above normal snowpack in some of last winter's driest regions

Above normal snowpack measurements are tracking for most of the West. The season was off to a slow start with sporadic storms October through December, but January winter precipitation increased measurements across all states,according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s SNOTEL sites, which measure snow depth at thousands of stations nation-wide.


February 1, 2016--More federal resources needed to fight drought in the West (Las Vegas Sun)

The annual Colorado College Conservation in the West Poll results released in January, surveying attitudes of voters in seven Western states on conservation, environment and energy issues, shows just how much Westerners, most particularly Western Hispanics, are concerned about the ongoing drought. A significant majority of Hispanics polled considered water issues — low levels of wate


January 31, 2016--Obama administration aims to reduce US water footprint (Desert Sun)

The Obama administration has begun an initiative aimed at making the United States more water-efficient, saying the country has the potential to reduce its total water use by a third. Deputy Interior Secretary Mike Connor said some of the White House’s objectives include encouraging more recycling of wastewater and promoting investment in water treatment and desal


January 30, 2016--Durango may move forward with Superfund support letter (Durango Herald)

Although Silverton and San Juan County officials last week delayed a decision on seeking Superfund status, Durango City Mayor Dean Brookie is considering sending a letter to Gov.


January 29, 2016--Joining the fight against ‘flushables' (Water Online)

The term “flushables” is, of course, a misnomer. It describes pre-moistened towelettes of the type used for diligent personal wiping and takes its name from inaccurately descriptive advertising.


January 29, 2016--Even torrential rain brought by El Niño may not end California’s drought (Economist)

Stillness pervades the South Los Angeles Wetland Park. A turtle floats by, undisturbed by lunch hour at the high school opposite. Tall bulrushes bend around the pool at the centre of the nine-acre (3.6 hectare) site. The water comes from the city’s storm drains, cleaned of oil and rubbish.


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