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Robert Glennon

Robert Glennon

Robert Glennon is a Regents Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law & Public Policy at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. He is one of the nation's preeminent experts on water policy and law. The recipient of two National Science Foundation grants, Glennon serves as an advisor to governments, corporations, think tanks, law firms, and NGOs looking to solve serious challenges around water sustainability and planning. He received a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from Brandeis University. He is a member of the bars of Arizona and Massachusetts.

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water shortage

As Colorado River Basin states confront water shortages, it’s time to focus on reducing demand

By: - August 17, 2021

The U.S. government announced its first-ever water shortage declaration for the Colorado River on Aug. 16, 2021, triggering future cuts in the amount of water states will be allowed to draw from the river. The Tier 1 shortage declaration followed the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s forecast that the water in Lake Mead – the largest […]

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Interstate water wars are heating up along with the climate

By: - April 27, 2021

Interstate water disputes are as American as apple pie. States often think a neighboring state is using more than its fair share from a river, lake or aquifer that crosses borders.