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Cameron Tenner reflects on his time working with the US Army Corps of Engineers.
The intricacies of water in Washington.
Sep 1 2020 | Center News, Happenings
Now available online, we recently co-hosted a book talk with Richard Rothstein, author of "The Color of Law," on achieving racial justice in American communities.
Aug 31 2020 | Out West student blog
The operation of hydros needs an upgrade to adapt to future energy markets.
An unexpected hurdle thrown before a proposal to mine gold and copper near Alaska’s Bristol Bay; the redwoods that survived the Santa Cruz mountains fire; and other environmental news from around the West.
A second edition of “The System of the River,” by historian William Lilley III, includes 14 historical images of people and places that played a key role in the story of how the arid West was irrigated. Learn more about the man who brought water to the West, Francis G. Newlands.
As California works to sustainably manage groundwater resources, new research identifies how scientifically informed coordination between conservation and farming communities can benefit both.

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