Sep 04

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Water Partnership

Las Vegas partners with others in the Colorado River watershed to make sure everyone has the water they need.

Transcript of the Audio Podcast:

Partnering to share water resources…on this CurrentCast.

A fourteen-year drought has Lake Mead at its lowest level since 1937.

While the Las Vegas valley gets ninety percent of its water from Lake Mead, the drought is affecting all seven states in the Colorado River Watershed. Pat Mulroy with the Brookings Institute says partnerships, not competition, are key.

Mulroy: “We embark on shared projects; we store water; we have agreements on water sharing between us; we move water around between us.”

Mulroy says government groups, public water utilities, and farmers have teamed up to ensure everyone has the water they need from Lake Mead.

Mulroy: “And the power of that partnership is limitless.”

Pat Mulroy, Brookings Institute

Support for CurrentCast comes from the Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas. Learn more online at http://www.current-cast.org.

Learn More:

    1. “Q&A: Pat Mulroy on Las Vegas and the Journey to Water Efficiency” from Circle of Blue
    2. “Lake Mead levels not just Vegas’ problem” from Las Vegas Sun
    3. “Longtime Vegas water czar warns other cities to brace for climate change” from Grist
    4. Brookings Mountain West




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