This module looks at the key issues, players, and rules of the game within the Colorado River Basin.

Overview of the Colorado River Study

Economics professor Bradford Barham, PhD, outlines his team’s study of Colorado River conditions and policy, providing a vital assessment of the current crisis.

The Grand Bargain – Part 1: The Players

This video sets the stage for exploring current efforts to sustain the grand bargain of historical cooperation and compromise among parties who decide how Colorado River water is managed and utilized.

The Grand Bargain – Part 2

This video looks to the future to see how the 2-4 million acre feet of water cuts required by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation might be carried out.