New Challenges Emerging In Arizona's Water Management

Published: Friday, July 7, 2017 - 3:10pm
Updated: Friday, July 7, 2017 - 3:17pm

Water management has been a key part of living in Arizona since statehood — and even though leaders in the area have been credited with having a strong vision for maintaining and storing water, new challenges are emerging. Climate change is the one most often mentioned.

But another is the increasing number of people who’ve decided to live in denser communities. With a finite resource like water, is it more difficult to maintain when more residents are using it in a more limited space?

University of Arizona Assistant Professor of Planning and Landscape Architecture Philip Stoker has studied this, and he joined us to talk about his research.

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