Thinking Like a Watershed: John Wesley Powell, and the Past and Future of the American Southwest
John Wesley Powell understood the challenges of life in a land of little water like few others of his time, and his ideas for settlement of this region were visionary. As water becomes scarcer and more precious in the West, Powell’s ideas may provide valuable guidance for water managers at all levels in the coming decades. Author Christa Sadler will discuss Powell’s understanding of this landscape, and his ideas for water use and settlement here. Joaquin Murrieta Saldivar, from Tucson’s Watershed Management Group, will discuss how everyone from individual homes to entire cities can strive to become net water producers, instead of net water users, and help restore our watersheds.