Watch: Killing the Colorado
Why do you think there is a water crisis in the West? Lack of rain? Climate change? Really bad luck? What if we told you that the recent dryness isn’t the sole cause of this unfolding disaster? What if we told you that we’re to blame? And that this crisis is man-made — built over the last century with bad policy, arcane laws and willful ignorance to environmental red flags (ahem: climate change)? Killing the Colorado is a multi-part series from ProPublica and Matter that investigates this manmade water crisis in the West.
What Can We Do to Solve the West’s Water Crisis?
There’s disagreement over the extent of the problem and what can be done to fix it. — A collaboration between ProPublica and Matter ProPublica has asked some of the leading thinkers on water management issues to weigh in. There’s a historic water crisis unfolding in the American West, with increasingly urgent drought reports from California to Colorado. But so far, the balance of focus has been on…
Sneak Peek: Killing the Colorado
If you’ve been reading the recent media coverage about the unfolding water crisis in the West, you might think the sole cause is lack of rain, or something to do with climate change. But here’s something you probably haven’t read: This crisis is man-made — built over the last century with bad policy, arcane laws and willful ignorance to environmental red flags (ahem: climate change). That means there are things that can be done, right now, to fix it.