Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Worth of Water

The story of the American West is a story of water, and of our Herculean efforts to capture and spread that water across an arid landscape. As our western cities continue to grow, however, we need to find ways to curb our thirst.

In this mini-documentary, ASU researchers talk about the West's water history, our current situation, and some social and technological options for the future.

Read more at - ASU: Decision Center for a Desert City


  1. Just discovered this great reference concerning Arizona's water issues.

    As part of its commitment to serve the water education needs of Arizona citizens, the University of Arizona, Water Resources Research Center teamed up with the Water Education Foundation to produce the Layperson’s Guide to Arizona Water.

    The publication meets a longstanding need: it offers in a single, reader-friendly source information Arizona citizens need to be well informed about state water issues. Few would doubt the need for a layperson’s guide or primer describing the ins and outs of Arizona water. Arizona is a rapidly growing state attracting people from many different areas who need to be educated about water in a desert and semi-arid environments. The guide is aimed at a wide audience, from water professionals needing a quick reference, to policy makers wanting a reliable summary of the facts, to the water-interested citizen.

  2. Sharon Megdal, PhD, director of the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona, said water harvesting efforts by Tucson residents and other communities are conserving water, but the demand has outstripped the supply.

    Watch the videos at Arizona Public Media: Water Future Looks Gloomy for Arizona, Surrounding Region and Homemade Cisterns Help Harvest Rain