Solving The Southwest’s Water Problem

December 05, 2012

Robert Glennon says the big picture is the river is over-allocated. Given climate change things are not going to get better. They’re going to get worse.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Robert Glennon is a regents professor at the University of Arizona and the author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to do About it.

I spoke to him about the U.S.-Mexico Colorado River water use treaty -- called Minute 319 -- signed Nov. 20 by both nations and the utilities in the seven basin states.

He said the treaty is one step in the right direction. In our eight-minute conversation he had a lot to of other solutions to offer.