October 10, 2019
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Room 308-310, 3rd Floor, Lory Student Center


  • Laura Paskus (Moderator) New Mexico In Focus - New Mexico PBS
  • Autumn Bernhardt (Speaker ) Lecturer, Colorado State University
  • Eric Perramond (Speaker ) KECK Director, Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies and Professor of Environmental Science and Southwest Studies, Colorado College
  • Naveena Sadasivam (Speaker ) Staff Writer, Grist


Access to clean water is a human right. And yet, access to clean water — not to mention water rights and sustainable sources of water for farming and small communities — is oftentimes limited for some communities of color and economically disadvantaged communities. Even in the western United States, where water rights are based on prior appropriation — first in time, first in line — and tribes have the oldest water rights, legal mechanisms and financial restraints keep them from accessing the water they own.

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