Bidtah Becker

Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Bidtah Becker is a citizen of the Navajo Nation and an Associate Attorney for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority. Previously,she served on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, as the Executive Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources and in the Navajo Nation Department of Justice, where she worked as an attorney across three different units: Human Services and Government, Water Rights, and Natural Resources. The majority of her career was with the Water Rights Unit.

Podcast Guest Appearances

Colorado River Reckoning: Drought, Climate and Equal Access

The Colorado River hydrates more than 40 million people and 5 million acres of farmland from Wyoming to the US-Mexico border -- but it's not equally divided. And as our climate gets hotter and drier, water managers worry there simply may no longer be enough to go around. 

After another record-setting hot and dry year in 2020, the western U.S. is now in widespread extreme drought. The nation’s two largest reservoirs, Lake Powell and Lake Mead, are dropping to historic lows, putting water supply and the hydropower they generate at risk.