John Fleck

John Fleck is the author of Water is for Fighting Over: and Other Myths about Water in the West, which tells the story of Las Vegas and the search for resilience in the arid West. Fleck is also Professor of Practice in Water Policy and Governance in the University of New Mexico Department of Economics, and is director of the University's Water Resources Program.

Resilient Las Vegas?

Las Vegas has often been viewed as an urbanist’s nightmare, a sprawling offence to nature. From a population of just 16,000 in 1940, it has grown to over 2 million people today, a more than hundred-fold growth in the driest major metropolitan area in the United States. Fake waterfalls and...