Published: Dec. 1, 2022

Berggren, J., J. Fleck, D. Kenney and Mariana Rivera-Torres. 2022. A Pie No More? Building a More Equitable Colorado River Governance Structure.  IN:  Cornerstone at the Confluence: Navigating the Colorado River Compact’s Next Century (edited by Jason Anthony Robison).  ISBN-13:978-0-8165-4764-7. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 

      In a wide ranging and mostly forward-looking book acknowledging the 100th anniversary of the Colorado River Compact, this chapter revisits the evolution of the Law of the River over that span, and the incremental steps taken to increasingly divide the river and its users into discrete pieces and constituencies.  A consequence of this history is seen in the modern difficulty in scaling back consumption of the increasingly limited water, all overlain by the challenge of reconciling what is equitable with what promises and commitments have already been made.   

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