Concepts from the Readings
The city of Phoenix website provides information about the history of Phoenix water, where Phoenix gets its water, history of population and water use, drought and climate change, etc.
- Arizona Water Facts
EPA fact sheet about Arizona water supply.
This article published by the University of Arizona explains the link of water and energy, and how one resource depends on the other one and vice-versa. The article provides specific examples in the context of Arizona state.
This article talks about the water needs and demans in the southwest, the threats to ecological and human communities and the underlying issues about changing water supply for the region.
this paper discusses the diverse demands for water resources -past, present, and future- using the impacts, regulations, challenges, as policies of specific U.S. states as examples. This paper provides case studies for four specific areas in the United states: California, arizona, Florida, and the High Plains
This article by the city of Phoenix provide a brief overview of the process to produce drinking water in Phoenix.
This case explores the high rate of diabetes on the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) of Arizona. Part I provides a brief history of the GRIC and their recent historic water settlement. Part II looks at diabetes and possible causes of diabetes on the GRIC. The case concludes with the question of what has contributed to the GRIC having such a high rate of diabetes and whether a return to traditional foods can address this critical issue.
This is a very extensive article about the history of water resources from the Colorado river.