Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300343
Title:
A Rational Water Policy for Desert Cities
Author:
Matlock, W. G.
Affiliation:
Agricultural Engineering, Soils, Water and Engineering Department, University of Arizona
Issue Date:
20-Apr-1974
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
Four sources of water supply for desert cities are rainfall, runoff, groundwater, and imported water, and the potential use for each varies. The government can institute various policy changes to eliminate or reduce the imbalance between water supply and demand. Restrictions should be placed on water-use luxuries such as swimming pools, subdivision lakes, fountains, etc. Water pricing should be progressive; each unit of increased use above a reasonable minimum should be charged for at an increasing rate. Runoff from individual properties, homes, storage, and supermarkets should be minimized through the use of onsite recharge wells, and various collection methods should be initiated. A campaign to acquaint the general public with a new water policy must be inaugurated.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Arid lands; Water shortage; Water supply; Water policy; Water conservation; Regulation; Water resources; Governments; Planning; Water allocation (policy); Water utilization; Rainfall; Runoff; Groundwater; Water wells; Groundwater recharge; Groundwater availability; Imported water; Water demand; Water rates; Urban runoff; Arizona; Desert cities; Tucson (Ariz)
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA Rational Water Policy for Desert Citiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorMatlock, W. G.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural Engineering, Soils, Water and Engineering Department, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.date.issued1974-04-20-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractFour sources of water supply for desert cities are rainfall, runoff, groundwater, and imported water, and the potential use for each varies. The government can institute various policy changes to eliminate or reduce the imbalance between water supply and demand. Restrictions should be placed on water-use luxuries such as swimming pools, subdivision lakes, fountains, etc. Water pricing should be progressive; each unit of increased use above a reasonable minimum should be charged for at an increasing rate. Runoff from individual properties, homes, storage, and supermarkets should be minimized through the use of onsite recharge wells, and various collection methods should be initiated. A campaign to acquaint the general public with a new water policy must be inaugurated.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectArid landsen_US
dc.subjectWater shortageen_US
dc.subjectWater supplyen_US
dc.subjectWater policyen_US
dc.subjectWater conservationen_US
dc.subjectRegulationen_US
dc.subjectWater resourcesen_US
dc.subjectGovernmentsen_US
dc.subjectPlanningen_US
dc.subjectWater allocation (policy)en_US
dc.subjectWater utilizationen_US
dc.subjectRainfallen_US
dc.subjectRunoffen_US
dc.subjectGroundwateren_US
dc.subjectWater wellsen_US
dc.subjectGroundwater rechargeen_US
dc.subjectGroundwater availabilityen_US
dc.subjectImported wateren_US
dc.subjectWater demanden_US
dc.subjectWater ratesen_US
dc.subjectUrban runoffen_US
dc.subjectArizonaen_US
dc.subjectDesert citiesen_US
dc.subjectTucson (Ariz)en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/300343-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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