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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2009

ARIZONA WATER MANAGEMENT : STRATEGIES FOR MEETING WATER DEMANDS FOR A GROWING, SEMI-ARID REGION

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Research, Education & Economics Information System (REEIS)

Titre : ARIZONA WATER MANAGEMENT : STRATEGIES FOR MEETING WATER DEMANDS FOR A GROWING, SEMI-ARID REGION

Identification : ARZT-1363350-H55-100

Pays : Etats Unis

Durée : Oct 1, 2009 à Sep 30, 2012

Domaine : Watershed Protection and Management ; Conservation and Efficient Use of Water ; Natural Resource and Environmental Economics ;

Partenaire : UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA TUCSON,AZ 85721

Objectifs
The project’s research will enhance understanding of the challenges associated with meeting the growing water needs of Arizona and the various communities and water using sectors within Arizona. It will cover Arizona’s water management connection to surrounding states and the country of Mexico. It will identify and evaluate options for improving policies designed to achieve water management objectives, as articulated by the entities that are responsible for defining and implementing water management goals and strategies. Outputs will be publications, reports, and presentations.

Descriptif
The research involves developing a thorough understanding of the context for water policy decision making. Policy can be defined as an action of set of actions selected from alternatives to guide present and future decisions. Decisions reflect the institutional setting, where institutions can be defined as the organizations, including government, laws, and regulations, that provide the context for policy making and implementation. Water management strategies must be understood in the real-world context in which they are made. Therefore, a considerable effort must be devoted to understanding the laws, regulations and actions of the water users, water suppliers and regulators. The approach to developing the necessary understanding will vary by type of issue studied. Assessment of the marketability of long-term storage credits will require data collection and analysis, which includes understanding the differing objectives of those holding water storage credits. Assessing water planning approaches may require stakeholder and decision maker interviews. Assessing strategies to obtain funds for the water needs of the environment will require working with numerous stakeholders. The research approaches include written and oral surveys, data collection and compilation, econometric analysis, and institutional analysis and assessment. As with the original project, the focus throughout will be on connecting the information to water management and policy objectives. As noted in the objectives section, the ultimate objective of the project is to provide information and analysis, heretofore not provided in as comprehensive and understandable manner as proposed, to those within the state as well as nationally and internationally regarding the manner in which Arizona manages its water resources. The information and analysis should assist policy makers in determining how management programs, or modifications thereof, could assist others in meeting water policy goals and/or how the programs could be utilized to better meet existing goals.

Présentation : USDA

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