Control of water. Who has it, who doesn’t? How was water historically used? What is it being used for today? And what about future uses? In this first bonus episode, we are talking about power and decision-making, including the controversial topic of water speculation, with James Eklund, a prominent Colorado water lawyer. The conflict over water speculation goes deeper than just dollars. It’s sometimes about values.
Water, Under Pressure is a podcast about the increasing demands on water in Colorado. And how the choices we make now could tear us apart or help us to navigate our uncertain future.
Learn more about the podcast and people featured at waterunderpressure.org.
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Reporting, writing, hosting: Kristan Uhlenbrock
Producing and marketing: Tricia Waddell
Additional reporting and fact-checking: Nicole Delaney and Kate Long
Theme music: Alex Paul, Birds of Play
Sound design: Jesse Boynton with tracks from Epidemic Sounds