Robert Glennon is a regents professor and Morris K. Udall professor of Law & Public Policy at the University of Arizona. He is an expert on water policy and law, and serves as an advisor to governments, corporations, think tanks, law firms and NGOs looking to solve serious challenges around water sustainability and planning. Glennon is the author of "Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It," which has become a go-to resource for environmental policy stakeholders nationwide. He is also the author of "Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Fresh Waters."
The U.S. government announced its first-ever water shortage declaration for the Colorado River on Aug. 16, triggering future cuts in the amount of water states will be allowed to draw from the river. The Tier 1 shortage declaration followed the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s forecast that the water in Lake Mead – the largest reservoir […]