Arizona Water Grab Part 2: Walmart Heirs Push Water Market

Water conservation deserves much more skepticism than you might think, especially when the heirs to the Walmart fortune are involved.

Recently, a few related water agreements have been made with the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) to address the water level at Lake Mead and the state of Arizona’s continued access to Colorado River water. Of the more troubling facts is that one of the agreements involves the Walton Family Foundation, run by billionaire Walmart owners and family.

The Walton Family Foundation’s activities around water have been almost exclusively to develop a water market.


Men attacked trying to enter Mexicali water meeting related to US funds

Oscar Velázquez reports for the Tribuna de San Luis that Rigoberto Montoya Domínguez was attacked while trying to enter the Mexicali office of the Mexican water department, Conagua for a meeting. The ex-president of the Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (SRL) of Irrigation District 014 of the Colorado River and two (or three, according to Semanario…