Category Archives: Climate

Myths About Water In The West

NMiF: John Fleck

March 3, 2017 - This week on New Mexico In Focus, we talk with John Fleck about his 2016 book, “Water is for Fighting Over and Other Myths about Water in the West.” A reporter with the Albuquerque Journal for decades, Fleck now directs the Water Resources Program at the University of New Mexico. We talk about the Colorado River, New Mexico’s most pressing water issues and the role of science in solving tough disputes.

Further reading:

Water is for Fighting Over and Other Myths about Water in the West—John Fleck
Reining in the Rio Grande: People, Land and Water­—Fred M. Phillips, G. Emlen Hall, Mary E. Black
High and Dry: The Texas-New Mexico Struggle for the Pecos River—G. Emlen Hall
Next stop for Texas-NM water dispute: Supreme Court—Laura Paskus, NM Political Report
Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment (2013)

Episode 806 | Water Crisis in the West – Climate Change – Web Extra

NMiF Producer Megan Kamerick continues the discussion with writer and historian Sonia Dickey, science writer John Fleck with the Albuquerque Journal and Mike Hamman, area manager for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, about what climate change means for the future of water law and water agreements in the West.