If men will fight over water, they will also cooperate to conserve it and the history of water controversies is that, in the long run, the rule of cooperation prevails.
Yet another nugget from my current favorite book, Carey McWilliams’ California: The Great Exception. Do you think he’s right? (The quote’s the opening of a 1949 chapter on the Colorado River battle of Arizona v. California, which didn’t see its final decree until March 27, 2006. That’s 57 years.)