Water and urban development challenges in the Tucson metropolitan area: An interdisciplinary perspective

Graciela Schneier-Madanes, Juan B Valdes, Edward F. Curley, Thomas Maddock, Stuart Marsh, Kyle A. Hartfield

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Abstract

In today’s urbanized world, there is a very significant relationship between growth and water/wastewater infrastructure, particularly in the rapidly growing but water scarce regions where the need to implement water uses/policies that are sustainable over the longer term is strong. In this chapter, we propose a new approach to analyzing the challenge of sustainable urban growth and water/wastewater development in the arid southwestern United States,1 and especially in the Colorado Basin (Figure 1). In support of this, we assess the hydrological, historical and socio-economic interactions that have developed in this region, so as to explain today’s problems while contributing to a comprehensive policy review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWater Bankruptcy in the Land of Plenty
PublisherCRC Press
Pages141-157
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781498776998
ISBN (Print)9781138029699
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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