In a new policy brief for the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, Abraham F. Lowenthal and David Smilde argue that conflicts that appeared to be irreconcilable have sometimes been resolved in other countries that were once controlled by authoritarian regimes, and these experiences are relevant to Venezuela’s plight.
Iran could be drawn into a major water dispute with Iraq and its policy of “water diplomacy” won’t be sufficient to resolve the situation, writes Banafsheh Keynoush.
In response to the Nigerian government’s failure to provide basic services like safe water, several insurgent groups have arisen to take matters into their own hands, writes Marcus DuBois King.
New technologies, perspectives, and realities—such as climate change and more extreme weather conditions—have led us to realize that stormwater capture is no longer just an option, but an essential element in our toolbox to create a more sustainable Los Angeles County, writes Maria Mehranian.
There is now a real opportunity to develop the Arctic in a sustainable way, in consultation with and consideration for the people that live there, but the clock is ticking due to climate change, writes Jeremy McKenzie.
The Pacific Council's VP of Initiatives Megan Karsh summarizes the Water Scarcity Field Foray in Sacramento.
Panelists described river revitalization efforts around the world in a discussion with Pacific Council members and community members as Los Angeles looks to transform the LA River.
As the Salton Sea dries up, California can learn from the example of Iran’s Lake Urmia, writes Sarah Sieloff.
Anyone inclined to vote for the initiative to split California into three states should be particularly concerned with the implications for the state’s most critical resource: water, write Barton Thompson, Matt Kline, and Heather Welles.
Kurdish hydropolitics have reached a watershed moment where two distinct water futures are possible with implications for regional stability, writes Marcus DuBois King.