Arizona State University

April 10, 2014--Determining the sustainability of water, agriculture in Arizona (ASU News)

Central Arizona has a rich history of agriculture, contributing $9.2 billion toward the state’s economy. That water has near-absolute power in determining the region’s fate is not an over-reaching assumption. With increasing urban development and an uncertain climate, is this industry doomed or can it be sustained?


October 17, 2013--Fallowing farmland: A new card in Arizona’s water shuffle (Circle of Blue)

A pilot farmland-fallowing project which will begin in January 2014 will pay farmers not to grow crops, thus freeing up water that could be transferred to cities in the Sun Corridor, a metropolitan region centered on Phoenix, where the population could increase 50 percent by 2040 to 9 million resid


May 10, 2012--Water usage far exceed sustainability level in the desert southwest, US (Science Daily)

The American West has a 'drinking problem.' On farms and in cities, we are guzzling water at an alarming rate. Scientists say that to live sustainably, we should use no more than 40 percent of the water from the Colorado River Basin. As it is now, we use 76 percent, nearly double the sustainable benchmark.

October 14, 2010--Nature and humans leaving indelible mark on rivers, harming the intricate food webs they support (Science Daily)

Rivers and streams supply the lifeblood of ecosystems across the globe, providing water for drinking and irrigation for humans as well as a wide array of life forms in rivers and streams from single-celled organisms all the way up to the fish humans eat.


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