Friend and colleague Lisa Beutler, Executive Facilitator at MWH Global, member of the AWRA BoD, and a HUGE player in California water issues, edited the July 2015 issue of Water Resources IMPACT on Native American water issues.
Here is her introduction:
For thousands of years American Indians lived in equillibri- um on traditional lands, adapting to seasons and landscapes. This issue of Water Resources IMPACT highlights the benefits and importance of incorporating the knowledge and concerns of First Peoples into water resources planning. The feature articles range from a discussion of the traditional knowledge First Peoples can offer water managers today, to the fact that many tribes still have not had their water rights completely quantified, leaving them without a legally secure source of water. All of the authors affirm that authentically engaging and collaborating with native peoples is good for the tribes and good for water managers.
The Table of Contents: Download 1507imp_toc
Enjoy! Great job by Lisa and her contributors.
"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." -- Native American Indian Proverb