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Volume 41, No.2, Winter 2022

In the American West, the response to drought has historically been to divert more water, build dams, or pump groundwater. But many of those options are no longer politically or economically feasible. To adapt, western communities are going to have to find ways to do more with less water—and to do so through cooperation instead of conflict. This special issue of PERC Reports explores the West's water crisis and how markets can address today's shortages.

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Trout Water

A firsthand account of the legislative quest to reform Utah water law and allow conservationists to protect fish and wildlife habitat

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Clear As Mud

A half-century after the Clean Water Act was enacted, there's still no clear answer as to what it regulates. A new Supreme Court case may finally provide some clarity.

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Examples of free market environmentalism and creative conservation from around the world

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