Identifying and protecting community values in western water : a survey of community leaders' perceptions towards rural-to-urban water transfers

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Title:
Identifying and protecting community values in western water : a survey of community leaders' perceptions towards rural-to-urban water transfers
Author:
Oggins, Cy R.
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The degree to which policymakers should facilitate or regulate water transfers is a controversial new issue on the western water policy agenda. While contemporary emphasis favors market solutions to water supply-and-demand problems, the reallocation of water from rural agricultural uses to urban municipal and industrial uses has generated interregional competition and conflict. Proponents praise water transfers as being economically efficient; other interests criticize market mechanisms for failing to protect community values. This thesis presents the results of a survey of 317 community leaders from Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas regarding water transfer impacts. Results indicate that both urban and rural leaders perceive that rural areas face significant losses from water transfers. The over-all perception of leaders that community losses are not compensable implies that assigning water decisions solely to the marketplace is unlikely to reduce social conflict and lower the transaction costs associated with water transfers.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water-supply -- West (U.S.); Water transfer -- West (U.S.); Water-supply, Rural -- West (U.S.)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Bradley, Michael D.; Ingram, Helen M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleIdentifying and protecting community values in western water : a survey of community leaders' perceptions towards rural-to-urban water transfersen_US
dc.creatorOggins, Cy R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOggins, Cy R.en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe degree to which policymakers should facilitate or regulate water transfers is a controversial new issue on the western water policy agenda. While contemporary emphasis favors market solutions to water supply-and-demand problems, the reallocation of water from rural agricultural uses to urban municipal and industrial uses has generated interregional competition and conflict. Proponents praise water transfers as being economically efficient; other interests criticize market mechanisms for failing to protect community values. This thesis presents the results of a survey of 317 community leaders from Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas regarding water transfer impacts. Results indicate that both urban and rural leaders perceive that rural areas face significant losses from water transfers. The over-all perception of leaders that community losses are not compensable implies that assigning water decisions solely to the marketplace is unlikely to reduce social conflict and lower the transaction costs associated with water transfers.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater-supply -- West (U.S.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater transfer -- West (U.S.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater-supply, Rural -- West (U.S.)en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairBradley, Michael D.en_US
dc.contributor.chairIngram, Helen M.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213332831en_US
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