Book Explores How Water Can Create Collaboration Instead Of Conflict

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 2:55pm
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Grand Canyon National Park
Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.

For as long as anyone can remember, there have been concerns about whether there's enough water for a city like Phoenix to be sustainable in the long run.

The reality seems even more daunting after years of drought and disputes over what share of the Colorado River states like Arizona and California may get. And most headlines indicate those disputes are getting worse.

In his new book, "Water Is for Fighting Over and Other Myths about Water in the West," John Fleck paints a fairly optimistic picture about cooperation and collaboration.