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Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed

  • Kimo Theatre 421 Central Ave NW Albuquerque, NM (map)

“Thinking Like a Watershed” is a series of five presentations featuring widely recognized humanity scholars who will speak on different topics pertaining to the unique and fragile water system in the North American Southwest.

Five panel discussions led by Jack Loeffler, Author of Thinking like a Watershed, Producer of Watersheds as Commons, Project Director - Lore of the Land, Inc.

In this event, Water Law in the Southwest, panelists John Echohawk, Bruce Frederick and Em Hallwill review the evolution of water law in the Colorado River and Río Grande greater watersheds. They will address the 1922 Colorado River Compact and the 1939 Río Grande Compact. They will also delve into the growing disparity between “agricultural best use” as defined in the early 20th century, and the emerging “urban/economically oriented best use” that is coming to prevail. This condition pits agriculturalists against urban populations and developers over water rights. The panel will also address instances of governmental legislation that violate laws of Nature in our anthropocentrically biased culture.

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