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The #ColoradoRiver #DCP has been signed. Now what? A thread of articles pondering this question:
Sessions 7 & 8 of @landpolicy's recent #WaterMeetsLand Journalists Forum: lincolninst.edu/courses-events…
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Ready for a great discussion: "Beyond #DCP: Long Term #Water #Sustainability for the #ColoradoRiver Basin" thanks to @DCDC_ASU
.@PHXWaterAdvisor says #DCP did nothing to address the structural deficit built into the #ColoradoRiver compact. That needs to be key to next round of negotiations starting next year.
Solutions focusing only on the biggest water consumer in #Arizona - agriculture - are not adequate to solve the bigger issue, according to Chelsea McGuire with the @azfb
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A terrific discussion about environmental journalism today with @cynthiabarnett @LukeRunyon @noahgshannon @AbrahmL, moderated by @gburton. Luke joked at the beginning that the panel was probably, from left to right, 'moving from most optimistic to most pessimistic.' #Journalism
Lots of insightful points in the conversation, which ranged from a discussion of optimism/pessimism in reporting on climate change to the idea of a board game designed around managing water. Going to share a few of their comments.
.@cynthiabarnett praised @jfleck: "When I’ve done reporting on water in New Mexico, I’m always amazed at the number of people who talk about John Fleck as someone who helped change the ethos of the Albuquerque community, which now uses half the water that it used in the mid-90s."
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HAPPENING NOW: our Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee is listening to voices from the 7 different states that make up the #ColoradoRiver basin this morning. After a 19-year drought, we’re working together to prevent water shortages. Join us LIVE ➡️ bit.ly/2HGkbS6
“The Colorado River basin is in danger. We are currently experiencing its worst drought in recorded history.” - Brenda Burman, Commissioner @usbr

Climate change is making this worse. We need to work together and take this seriously.
Early next week, Chair @RepRaulGrijalva will introduce a bill with support from all 7 Colorado River Basin states & regional tribes that authorizes the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan. It will preserve water for the Southwest and the 40 million Americans who live there.
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