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The Yuma Reclamation Project

Author : Robert A. Sauder
ISBN : 0874177839
Genre : History
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A history of the Yuma Reclamation Project, authorized in 1904, one of the first federal irrigation projects in the Western United States, which exemplified the range of difficulties associated with settling the arid West, including Indian lands.

Contested Waters

Author : April R. Summit
ISBN : 9781457173936
Genre : Nature
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"To fully understand this river and its past, one must examine many separate pieces of history scattered throughout two nations--seven states within the United States and two within Mexico--and sort through a large amount of scientific data. One needs to be part hydrologist, geologist, economist, sociologist, anthropologist, and historian to fully understand the entire story. Despite this river's narrow size and meager flow, its tale is very large indeed." —From the conclusion The Colorado River is a vital resource to urban and agricultural communities across the Southwest, providing water to 30 million people. Contested Waters tells the river's story-a story of conquest, control, division, and depletion. Beginning in prehistory and continuing into the present day, Contested Waters focuses on three important and often overlooked aspects of the river's use: the role of western water law in its over-allocation, the complexity of power relationships surrounding the river, and the concept of sustainable use and how it has been either ignored or applied in recent times. It is organized in two parts, the first addresses the chronological history of the river and long-term issues, while the second examines in more detail four specific topics: metropolitan perceptions, American Indian water rights, US-Mexico relations over the river, and water marketing issues. Creating a complete picture of the evolution of this crucial yet over-utilized resource, this comprehensive summary will fascinate anyone interested in the Colorado River or the environmental history of the Southwest.

Shared Borders Shared Waters

Author : Sharon B. Megdal
ISBN : 9780415662635
Genre : Law
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This collection of papers examines water management in two of the world’s prominent, arid transboundary areas facing similar challenges. In the Middle East, the chronically water-short Israeli-Palestinian region has recognized the need both to conserve and supplement its traditional water sources. Across the globe on the North American continent, Arizona—a state in the southwestern United States bordering Mexico—relies significantly on the overallocated Colorado River, as well as on non-renewable groundwater supplies. For both regions, sustainable and cost-effective solutions clearly require innovative, multifaceted, and conflict-avoiding approaches. This volume is predicated on the role that “science diplomacy” can play in resolving difficult water-related issues. The history of natural-resources disputes confirms that the scientific approach can reveal ways to overcome division. Experience has shown that scientifically-trained experts who are sensitive to sociopolitical conditions can assist in developing and evaluating feasible water management solutions. The insights and expertise of a distinguished and diverse group of researchers fill these chapters. Contributors include established authorities as well as a number of budding scholars. In a field traditionally dominated by males and by engineers, this collection benefits from significant gender diversity and contributions from a broad spectrum of disciplines. Policymakers, water managers, specialists such as university researchers and consultants, and citizens all have an interest in finding sustainable strategies to address the many water-management issues discussed in this volume. The assembled papers underscore that much work remains to be done.

Spring 2011

Author : Logaranee Gunaratnam
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The Western Historical Quarterly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822038340246
Genre : Frontier and pioneer life
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The Bureau Of Reclamation From Developing To Managing Water 1945 2000

Author : William D. Rowley
ISBN : UCLA:L0105576961
Genre : Dams
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Federal Reclamation Laws

Author : United States
ISBN : UOM:39015057045398
Genre : Irrigation laws
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Federal Reclamation Laws Annotated

Author : United States
ISBN : UIUC:30112088624017
Genre : Irrigation laws
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The Evolution Of California State Water Planning 1850 1928

Author : William Turrentine Jackson
ISBN : UCR:31210018604650
Genre : Water resources development
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Colorado River And The Boulder Canyon Project

Author : California. Colorado River Commission
ISBN : UCAL:$B116314
Genre : Colorado River
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