Improving the Federal Response to Western Drought: Five Areas for Reform
Coping with drought is a major challenge for the American West. The federal government is deeply involved in western water. The latest widespread drought has revealed both strengths and weaknesses in the federal role. This report proposes five pragmatic, near-term reforms that would enhance existing federal capacities and help western states better manage drought.
Read a summary of the report’s policy recommendations.
This research was supported with funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
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