The act of moving water across basins is a recent phenomenon in Arizona water policy. This thesis creates a narrative arc for understanding the long-term issues that set precedents for interbasin water transportation and the immediate causes--namely the passage of the seminal Groundwater Management Act (GMA) in 1980--that motivated Scottsdale, Mesa, and Phoenix to acquire rural farmlands in the mid-1980s with the intent of transporting the underlying groundwater back to their respective service areas in the immediate future.
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- Water resources management
- environmental justice
- Institutional changes
- Water rights
- Water transfers
- Municipal water supply--Political aspects--Arizona.
- Municipal water supply
- Water-supply, Rural--Political aspects--Arizona.
- Water-supply, Rural
- Water transfer--Political aspects--Arizona.
- Water transfer
- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2013Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-178)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: History