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Title:
Water transfers in Arizona: Measuring effects on areas of origin
Author:
Checchio, Elizabeth, 1957-
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:
Thousands of acres of irrigated farmland in rural Arizona have been purchased recently with the hope of transporting the associated water to cities. Many Arizonans believe that this "water farming" can solve Arizona's water supply problems. Others, however, fear that water transfers will have serious adverse effects on the areas of origin. To evaluate the effects of transfers, their path must be traced through the regional economy and environment. This requires sophisticated modeling and detailed data. It is possible, however, to make interregional comparisons with much less data, contrasting regional sensitivity to particular categories of effects. The most important are economic, fiscal, environmental, and limitations on future development potential. In this research, indices of relative sensitivity to economic and fiscal effects of water farming are constructed based on readily available secondary data. The values for these indices are calculated for four Arizona counties: Paz, Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Hydrology.; Economics, General.; Political Science, General.; Environmental Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Hydrology and Water Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Nunn, Susan Christopher; Davis, Donald R.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleWater transfers in Arizona: Measuring effects on areas of originen_US
dc.creatorChecchio, Elizabeth, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorChecchio, Elizabeth, 1957-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.abstractThousands of acres of irrigated farmland in rural Arizona have been purchased recently with the hope of transporting the associated water to cities. Many Arizonans believe that this "water farming" can solve Arizona's water supply problems. Others, however, fear that water transfers will have serious adverse effects on the areas of origin. To evaluate the effects of transfers, their path must be traced through the regional economy and environment. This requires sophisticated modeling and detailed data. It is possible, however, to make interregional comparisons with much less data, contrasting regional sensitivity to particular categories of effects. The most important are economic, fiscal, environmental, and limitations on future development potential. In this research, indices of relative sensitivity to economic and fiscal effects of water farming are constructed based on readily available secondary data. The values for these indices are calculated for four Arizona counties: Paz, Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHydrology.en_US
dc.subjectEconomics, General.en_US
dc.subjectPolitical Science, General.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNunn, Susan Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Donald R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342644en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26592162en_US
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