WRA led the way on securing stronger fracking regulations, closing coal plants, and advocating for water conservation in the Colorado River Basin.
This report is the second in a series outlining how Colorado can meet future water needs for 80% of the population without building large infrastructure projects or pipeline diversions.
Domestic wells’ impact on Arizona aquifers and streams is not well quantified but important to water providers, cities and counties in meeting future water needs. This report provides a replicable methodology to estimate the conservation potential of domestic wells in the Sierra Vista Subwatershed.
A proposed alternative to the water supply project proposed by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District to protect the Poudre River, wetlands, communities and businesses while meeting future water needs of 15 towns and water districts in northern Colorado.
Fracking Our Future is the first report to provide a comprehensive measure of water and community health impacts from hydraulic fracturing in Colorado.
WRA has produced the definitive guide to oil shale in the West and its potential effects on water, land and air quality, and local economies.
This WRA report examines the adverse effects to Utah’s water, air, energy, communities, and local economies should tar sands and oil shale potentially become sources of transportation fuel.
Using case studies, this report highlights the close ties among energy, drought, and water use in the Intermountain West; clean energy policies that reduced the energy sector’s water use and exposure to drought; and, finally, recommendations for mitigating the impact of future droughts on the West’s energy sector.