Published: Dec. 1, 2021

 Kenney, Douglas S., Michael Cohen, John Berggren and Regina M. Buono. 2021. Book CoverThe Colorado River Basin. IN: Sustainability of Engineered Rivers in Arid Lands, (edited by Jurgen Schmandt and Aysegul Kibaroglu). ISBN: 9781108417037.  Cambridge University Press.

As part of a volume comparing management of major river basins worldwide, this chapter provides an international audience with an overview of the Colorado River, and the challenges currently facing the Basin.  The authors conclude: “[M]anagement of the Colorado is transitioning from a technical engineering challenge to an institutional challenge, emphasizing the critical role of basin decision-makers in charting an innovative path forward that relies on new rules more than new infrastructure.”