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America’s Biggest Water Users – Farmers – Learn to Use Less of It

In the Southwest and beyond, irrigation technology and other steps such as planting 'cover crops' to enrich the soil are making a difference. The third article in a series on solving water challenges in the American West.

Reporting for this story was supported by a media fellowship from the Bill Lane Center for the American West.

For Water Users on Colorado River, a Mind-set of Shared Sacrifice

A wet winter is easing water strains in the Southwest, but the longer-term outlook is generally hotter and drier. States now have that in mind in water bargaining. The sixth article in a series on solving water challenges in the American West. 

Reporting for this story was supported by a media fellowship from the Bill Lane Center for the American West.

‘Pumped Dry:’ Behind the Knight-Risser Prize Winning Series on Groundwater

At the Knight-Risser Prize Symposium on Jan. 25, Ian James, an environment reporter for the Palm Springs based Desert Sun, talked about a growing crisis in groundwater supplies. James worked with colleagues at the Desert Sun and USA Today to put together a dramatic, globe-spanning series about groundwater overdraft, which was the winner of the 2016 Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism.

Presentations from California Groundwater Briefing in Sacramento

Scholars working with Water in the West discussed their latest research on groundwater and the implications for the future of California’s water. Held in Sacramento on Sept. 27, 2016, the panel informed state and local level policy and decision makers on such issues as implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), water quality and availability, and new data collection techniques.

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