Wyoming’s colorful history of water management provides insights and lessons for the twenty-first-century American West as it faces drought and climate change.
Join us as Anne MacKinnon, former board chair of the Wyoming Water Development Commission and author of the upcoming book “Public Waters: Lessons from Wyoming for the American West”, shares stories of the people who helped shape Wyoming water policy; how they changed those rules over time; the rigid resistance to water rights for Native people; and the prospects for a flexible response to a shifting economy, society and climate.
WyoFile’s natural resources reporter Angus Thuermer Jr. will engage MacKinnon in this virtual fireside chat, exploring the history, use, and policies that have impacted one of the state’s most valuable resources: water.
We will reserve time at the end of the discussion for audience participation. We encourage you to share your comments or questions.
Ask your local bookstore to get you a copy of Public Waters.