Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

Liquid assets

Can capitalism solve the West's water crisis?


Colorado Public Radio

Some Wall Street investors think they've found their next big payoff: water in the West. Its potential, they believe, is in its scarcity. Water in the West is artificially cheap — for now — largely because of government policy. But drought and exploding population represent an opportunity for hedge fund managers who think a more capitalistic approach could both solve water crises and result in a big pay day.


S. Platte group wants in on West Slope water study

Aspen Journalism

An official body representing South Platte River water users wants a say in a pending study of how much more can be diverted from Western Slope rivers before Lake Powell drops to a level that stops the turbines in Glen Canyon Dam and makes it harder to meet downstream flow obligations.


Water Research Foundation celebrates 50th year

Water Research Foundation

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Water Research Foundation. First envisioned in 1955, the AWWA Research Foundation was officially incorporated on Dec. 5, 1966. In 1987, the subscription program for water utilities began, an innovation that has allowed WRF to become the industry leader in water research.

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