The 27th Annual Wallace Stegner Center Symposium | The Colorado River Compact: Navigating the Future

The King's English Bookshop is proud to be the official bookseller for the Wallace Stegner Symposium. The selection of books below has been curated by this year's Symposium presenters.

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The Stegner Center’s 27th annual symposium will consider the network of laws and policies governing the Colorado River, including the Colorado River Compact, which will celebrate its centennial in 2022, and the management framework for the Colorado River system, which is set to expire in 2026. The significance of the Colorado River Basin cannot be overstated: It extends across 244,000 square miles and includes portions of two nation-states (United States, Mexico); seven U.S. states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming); two Mexican states (Baja California, Sonora); and 30 Indian reservations. The Basin provides vital water for 40 million people and extensive agricultural operations. The symposium will review the “Law of the River,” including the Compact, as well as its economic, environmental, and cultural impacts. It will also look forward, identifying possible river management modifications given hydrological changes from prolonged drought to climate change, as well as increased population and water demands. The symposium will bring together speakers from law, science, the agencies (including Biden Administration officials), the basin states, the tribes, and Mexico to reexamine management of the Colorado River system. Sponsors include the Wallace Stegner Center and the Water and Tribes Initiative (WTI).

Event date: 
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 8:00am to Friday, March 18, 2022 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
S.J. Quinney College of Law and ONLINE
383 South University St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Water: A Biography Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781524748234
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Published: Pantheon - September 14th, 2021

Down the River Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780452265639
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Published: Plume - January 30th, 1991

Salt Dreams: Land and Water in Low-Down California Cover Image
By William Debuys, Joan Myers (Photographer)
$34.95
ISBN: 9780826324283
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - March 1st, 2001

The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781439159866
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Published: Scribner - July 1st, 2014

Water is for Fighting Over: and Other Myths about Water in the West Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781642830118
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Published: Island Press - March 19th, 2019

Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780226819976
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Published: University of Chicago Press - January 21st, 2022

Colossus: The Turbulent, Thrilling Saga of the Building of Hoover Dam Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781416532170
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Published: Free Press - May 3rd, 2011

Water and the West: The Colorado River Compact and the Politics of Water in the American West Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780520260115
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Published: University of California Press - May 15th, 2009

Science Be Dammed: How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780816543236
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Published: University of Arizona Press - August 17th, 2021

A Ditch in Time: The City, the West and Water Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781555913663
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Published: Fulcrum Publishing - July 1st, 2012

Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735216099
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 10th, 2018

Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of Water in the West Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780520268029
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Published: University of California Press - February 22nd, 2011

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780140178241
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 1993

Vision and Place: John Wesley Powell and Reimagining the Colorado River Basin Cover Image
By Jason Robison (Editor), Daniel McCool (Editor), Thomas Minckley (Editor), Charles Wilkinson (Foreword by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9780520375796
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Published: University of California Press - October 27th, 2020

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780140159943
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Published: Penguin Books - March 1st, 1992

A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780195156355
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - November 28th, 2002