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Professor Neil Grigg of Colorado State University and the River Master of the Pecos River joins The Water Values Podcast this week. Neil has been involved with water for over 50 years and bestows just a fraction of his knowledge and experience on us in this interview. He discusses a wide range of water conflicts from small-scale to large-scale and relates stories of water conflict from both the East and the West in the United States. Tune in to learn about water conflicts and how they can be resolved.

In this Session, You’ll Learn about:

  • The genesis of conflicts involving water
  • How the water quality of an interbasin transfer might result in water conflict
  • The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River System and the long history of water conflict between Georgia, Alabama and Florida
  • The ramifications of Atlanta’s fateful decision to refrain from contributing money to the construction of Lake Lanier
  • The role of the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT ) River System on the ACF River System
  • The failed interstate compact amongst Georgia, Alabama and Florida concerning the ACF River System
  • The role that overlapping and conflicting government jurisdictions play in water conflict
  • The San Francisco-San Joaquin River Delta conflict
  • The resolution of water conflict in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area that resulted in the creation of a regional water entity, Tampa Bay Water
  • The water conflict on the Pecos River and the story of how the United States Supreme Court appointed Neil as its River Master
  • Neil’s thoughts on the future of water conflict, including his thoughts on international water conflicts that may arise

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Click here to download the Transcript for Session 16 of The Water Values Podcast.

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