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Revising the Definition of WOTUS

Revising the Definition of WOTUS

On November 18, 2021, the EPA Administrator, Michael S. Regan and the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Jaime A. Pinkham, signed a proposed rule to revise the definition of “Water of the United States” (WOTUS) – which phrase governs the geographic...
Water and Energy

Water and Energy

How does energy relate to water use? Water and Energy are often managed separately, despite the important links between the two. Water is used in the production of nearly every major energy source. Likewise, energy is used in multiple ways and multiple steps in water...
What is a Watershed?

What is a Watershed?

What is a watershed and why are they important to us? A watershed is defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “the land area that drains to one stream, lake or river – affects the water quality in the water body that it surrounds”.  Actually every inch...
Water regulations in Navajo Nations and COVID

Water regulations in Navajo Nations and COVID

Heather Tanana, a resident of the Navajo Nation and an assistant professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, recently authored a report which found that tribes are facing water shortages, lack of indoor plumbing, and water contamination...