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

Clean Drinking Water for All

Dear Friends: The Willamette Basin is a hard-working western river system. Over two-thirds of the state’s population lives in this 11,460 square mile region, a million plus acres are farmed a...

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Four Surprising Truths About Drinking Water in California

Community advocates have been relentless in the fight for a real, lasting solution. The more those in power grapple with the hard truths of unsafe drinking water, the better chance we have of ending...

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Black Swans on the western horizon - $3.2B is a good start (or we can spend billions more)

"As the recent DCP negotiation highlighted, two of the most problematic features of the current management framework—the inability of Pinal County, Arizona farmers to easily absorb CAP curtailments,...

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It’s a lot of money. The alternatives are a lot more expensive.

  Western forests, whether in headwaters or the region’s fruitful floodplains, are the key to water security, flood protection, and water quality. But catastrophic wildfires, a rapidly chang...

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Leave it to Beavers

It's time for some common-sense approach to managing our wild spaces. Bring in the beavers! Beaver restoration is a key tool for building healthy, resilient watersheds in the West. With the help...

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