This module explores some of the Colorado River Basin’s expansive history of water legislation, usage, and management.

The Law of the River

Ben Lebowitz, a student at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies,  speaks about the complex series of laws, regulations, and compacts that govern the use of Colorado River Water.

Tribal Water Rights

This video captures the issue of a longstanding mismatch between tribal nations’ “paper” and “wet” water rights in the Colorado River Basin.