Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/198106
Title:
Conserve to Enhance: An Innovative Mechanism for Environmental Benefits
Author:
Choate, Brittany Lynn; Nadeau, Joanna; Rupprecht, Candice; Lien, Aaron; Megdal, Sharon B.
Affiliation:
Water Resources Research Center
Issue Date:
2011-11-04
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. 
Collection Information:
This item is part of the GPSC Student Showcase collection. For more information about the Student Showcase, please email the GPSC (Graduate and Professional Student Council) at gpsc@email.arizona.edu.
Abstract:
Arizona’s riparian ecosystems have been susceptible to degradation because state water laws do not consider environmental water needs. This lack of legal authority has led to water being diverted away from desert waterways through surface water and groundwater withdrawals (Megdal et al. 2011). To help bring the environment to the table as a water using sector, the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) has developed the Conserve to Enhance (C2E) program. C2E is an innovative water conservation mechanism that addresses ecological water needs by raising funds through individual donations for river and riparian enhancement projects. The C2E Program invites community members to implement water conservation methods, track their monthly water savings through a Water Conservation Calculator, and then donate those savings to a C2E fund. Tucson is home to the first C2E Pilot Program, which began January 2011 with 60 participants. The goal is to determine if a program like C2E would be successful at a larger, city-wide scale and if such a program is applicable for other water-scarce communities in the Southwest.
Description:
Placed 2nd in the Graduate Agriculture and Life Sciences division of the Student Showcase
Keywords:
Water; conserve; conservation; pilot

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChoate, Brittany Lynnen_US
dc.contributor.authorNadeau, Joannaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRupprecht, Candiceen_US
dc.contributor.authorLien, Aaronen_US
dc.contributor.authorMegdal, Sharon B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-20T20:38:24Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-20T20:38:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-11-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/198106-
dc.descriptionPlaced 2nd in the Graduate Agriculture and Life Sciences division of the Student Showcaseen_US
dc.description.abstractArizona’s riparian ecosystems have been susceptible to degradation because state water laws do not consider environmental water needs. This lack of legal authority has led to water being diverted away from desert waterways through surface water and groundwater withdrawals (Megdal et al. 2011). To help bring the environment to the table as a water using sector, the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) has developed the Conserve to Enhance (C2E) program. C2E is an innovative water conservation mechanism that addresses ecological water needs by raising funds through individual donations for river and riparian enhancement projects. The C2E Program invites community members to implement water conservation methods, track their monthly water savings through a Water Conservation Calculator, and then donate those savings to a C2E fund. Tucson is home to the first C2E Pilot Program, which began January 2011 with 60 participants. The goal is to determine if a program like C2E would be successful at a larger, city-wide scale and if such a program is applicable for other water-scarce communities in the Southwest.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. -
dc.subjectWateren_US
dc.subjectconserveen_US
dc.subjectconservationen_US
dc.subjectpiloten_US
dc.titleConserve to Enhance: An Innovative Mechanism for Environmental Benefitsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentWater Resources Research Centeren_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the GPSC Student Showcase collection. For more information about the Student Showcase, please email the GPSC (Graduate and Professional Student Council) at gpsc@email.arizona.edu.en_US
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