Restoring the Rivers of the West

    Restoring the Rivers of the West

     

     

    Dan McCool, Director, Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program, Professor, Political Science, University of Utah. dan.mccool@poli-sci.utah.edu

    After 100 years of damming, diverting, and draining western rivers, we are beginning to move into a new era of river restoration. Many of the water projects and dams built in decades past no longer meet the needs of “The New West.” River restoration will help bring western water policy into the 21st Century.

    Dan received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He is the author or editor of nine books, including: River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America’s Rivers (Columbia University Press, 2012).