University Forum Lecture: Forging a Common Future: Becoming A Citizen of the Colorado River Basin
The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum Lecture Series presents Forging a Common Future: Becoming A Citizen of the Colorado River Basin, a talk by Pat Mulroy, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV, Climate Adaptation and Environmental Policy, Brookings Institution.
The Colorado River is the life line to much of the Western United States supporting its largest cities and agricultural producers, iconic National Parks and largest hydroelectric dams. A once abundant supply is being stressed by unprecedented drought, challenging the resilience of the underlying compact and treaty governing its operation. Thus far the states and Mexico have found ways to avoid confrontation, but can they find ways for all to survive the worst of droughts and avoid a “California experience”?
This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts – Dean’s Office