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Carpe Diem West staff and advisors explore issues related to western water and climate change.

Preparing for the health impacts of a fiery future

Welcome to the new normal. On a warming planet, we are seeing more of the hot, dry conditions that have turned the American West into a tinderbox. Indeed, the very concept of “fire season” is a th...

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Beware the privatization of your town's water

People often assume private providers will be cheaper and more efficient; often the opposite is true. Investing in water and forests for water security is nothing new, but Missoula, Montana has rev...

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Got Water? Thank (and save) A Forest

Western water utilities know all too well the now famous phrase “stationarity is dead.” Planning for water security in the American West in the time of climate change requires getting ready for lo...

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Colorado River Research Group Releases New Report on Ardification

Carpe Diem West’s Dr. Doug Kenney and his colleagues Colorado River Research Group (CRRG) have just published a new report: “When is Drought not a Drought? Drought, Ardification and the New Norma...

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The Best Dam Water Engineers

Beavers may be our most important partner in protecting and restoring western streams and watersheds. ~Sarah Bates Guest blogger Sarah Bates, Deputy Director, Northern Rockies & Prairies Reg...

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