water http://knau.org en Pipe Dreams Part 3: Indirectly Exporting U.S. Water Overseas http://knau.org/post/pipe-dreams-part-3-indirectly-exporting-us-water-overseas <p>Federal officials are cutting off water to some California farms stuck in the worst drought on record. At the same time Arizona farmers are irrigating their fields with the diminishing Colorado River. They’re using the water to grow most of the country’s winter vegetables, and even shipping some crops to China. In the final part of the series Pipe Dreams, a look at the controversy of indirectly exporting water overseas.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:40:46 +0000 Laurel Morales 44107 at http://knau.org Pipe Dreams Part 3: Indirectly Exporting U.S. Water Overseas Pipe Dreams Part 2: The Future of Recycled Drinking Water http://knau.org/post/pipe-dreams-part-2-future-recycled-drinking-water <p>Most people are squeamish about the notion of consuming recycled wastewater. But experts say we might have to get used to the idea, given our current drought and the growing population in the Southwest. How does that water get clean enough to drink?</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:49:26 +0000 Laurel Morales 43841 at http://knau.org Pipe Dreams Part 2: The Future of Recycled Drinking Water Pipe Dreams Part 1: Water Czar Leaves Big Legacy and Lessons for Dry Southwest http://knau.org/post/pipe-dreams-part-1-water-czar-leaves-big-legacy-and-lessons-dry-southwest <p>California is coping with the worst drought in recorded history. California’s governor has asked state residents to cut back water use by 20 percent. The rest of the Southwest is also experiencing extreme to severe drought. In the first part of a water series we’re calling Pipe Dreams, Laurel Morales of our Changing America Desk went to Las Vegas to talk to a woman who has redefined water management in the west — outgoing water czar Pat Mulroy.</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:02:02 +0000 Laurel Morales 43548 at http://knau.org Pipe Dreams Part 1: Water Czar Leaves Big Legacy and Lessons for Dry Southwest Third Annual Dew Downtown Sparks Water-Use Dispute http://knau.org/post/third-annual-dew-downtown-sparks-water-use-dispute <p>This past weekend, downtown Flagstaff transformed into an urban snowboarding course for the third annual Dew Downtown event. And between all of the tricks, jumps, grinds and grabs, there was also controversy. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, some locals were upset that the man-made snow for the course came from Flagstaff’s drinking water supply.</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:42:23 +0000 Aaron Granillo 43347 at http://knau.org Third Annual Dew Downtown Sparks Water-Use Dispute Border Water Report Calls For Action To Deal With Long-Term Drought http://knau.org/post/border-water-report-calls-action-deal-long-term-drought <p><a href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/news/2012/aug/14/drought-so-severe-even-cacti-cant-survive/"><u><font color="#0066cc">The ongoing drought</font></u></a> in the U.S.-Mexico border region is showing no sign of letting up and may continue for years. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:35:21 +0000 David Martin Davies 24827 at http://knau.org Border Water Report Calls For Action To Deal With Long-Term Drought US, Mexico To Sign Landmark Colorado River Agreement http://knau.org/post/us-mexico-sign-landmark-colorado-river-agreement <p>The Hoover Dam was built to control the powerful Colorado River, which for many years flooded farms and cities. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:58:33 +0000 Laurel Morales 23596 at http://knau.org US, Mexico To Sign Landmark Colorado River Agreement New Water Ruling Settles One Question and Raises Others http://knau.org/post/new-water-ruling-settles-one-question-and-raises-others <p>There's an old saying in Arizona: Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting. And Arizonans have been doing that in the courts now for decades, trying to figure out who is entitled to the water that runs through the rivers and streams. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:23:05 +0000 Howard Fischer 20214 at http://knau.org New Water Ruling Settles One Question and Raises Others State Can't Claim Water Rights http://knau.org/post/state-cant-claim-water-rights <p>The state Supreme Court today rebuffed efforts by the state to lay claim to water rights tied to its 9 million acres of trust land.&nbsp; Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:40:09 +0000 Howard Fischer 20179 at http://knau.org The Grand Canyon Needs New Pipes http://knau.org/post/grand-canyon-needs-new-pipes <p>Grand Canyon National Park has issued five warnings this year about water shortages due to pipeline breaks. That means so far, it&rsquo;s actually been a good year for the aging water system that park officials are dying to replace.&nbsp;</p><p>Imagine hiking in the Grand Canyon and seeing a geyser. There are no natural geysers at Grand Canyon. But up to 25 times a year, the pipes break that carry water from the Inner Canyon to the rims.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Anne Minard 16275 at http://knau.org The Grand Canyon Needs New Pipes Hopi Tribal Council Rejects Kyl's Water Settlement Bill http://knau.org/post/hopi-tribal-council-rejects-kyls-water-settlement-bill <p>After a heated day-long meeting today, The Hopi Tribal council has voted to halt negotiations on a controversial water bill.</p><p>The 11-4 vote endorsed a resolution brought forth by former Hopi leaders.&nbsp;</p><p>The leaders objected to the bill by Arizona&rsquo;s U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl that would have settled Hopi claims to the Little Colorado River in exchange for water development projects.</p><p>Former Chairman Ivan Sidney declared that Kyl&rsquo;s bill is now dead, because without all parties agreeing to the water settlement, Kyl has said he won&rsquo;t move it forward in Congress.</p> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 04:35:00 +0000 Shelley Smithson 15541 at http://knau.org Hopi Tribal Council Rejects Kyl's Water Settlement Bill