Arizona's Water Resources - Upcoming Problems Analytical Essay by Nicky

Arizona's Water Resources - Upcoming Problems
Definition and analysis of Arizona's water resource issues.
# 128149 | 1,495 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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This paper focuses on the state of Arizona's water resources and offers projected analysis for the upcoming years. The paper explains that Arizona's water supply comes from the Colorado River, which is fed by melted snow runoff. However, the paper notes, runoff levels have been low in recent years, and if they do not rebound soon, a shortage declaration will be forthcoming in the next several years. The paper explores water usage and culture, as it relates to the looming water crisis, and supports the thesis that American consumerism and reckless conservation practices are the key factors that will ultimately lead to the demise of Arizona's water table. This paper concludes that cultural issues are not at the heart of the problem, and that Arizona citizens are aware and willing to do their part to curtail the future water shortage.

Understanding the Arizona Water Supply
How Bad Could It Be?
Cultural Factors
What Can Be Done?
Works Cited

From the Paper:

" Natural conditions that affect the water table combined with a culture that takes their precious water supply for granted spell disaster in the near future. Arizona culture is carefree and relaxed, living the high life in a land of plenty. If every person could see the need to do everything that they can to conserve water, the problem could at least be reduced. However, individual citizens are not accustomed to conservation methods. Therefore, governmental agencies and water management agencies must take measures to ensure that Arizona's water supply is secure."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anderson, B. (2007). Water Shortage Could Transform Markets. November 6, 2007. NuWire Investor. < markets-51332.aspx> (Accessed November 1, 2008).
  • Arizona Department of Water Resources. (ADWR) Securing Arizona's Water Future. Annual Report. State of Arizona. FY 2007-2008. < Report_2008.pdf> (Accessed November 1, 2008).
  • Blake, C. (2007). Arizona faces potential water supply shortage from Colorado River by 2011. December 6, 2007. Western Farm Press. (Accessed November 1, 2008).
  • Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Services. (CSREES).(2005). Water Issues are a High Priority. Regional Water Quality Program. Spring 2005. REQ001. (Accessed October 31, 2008).
  • Davis, T. (2008). Readers love our region, but growth is still a concern. March 9, 1008. Arizona Daily Star. (Accessed October 31, 2008).

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