Over the past century in the southwestern United States human actions have altered hydrological processes that shape riparian ecosystems. One change, release of treated wastewater into waterways, has created perennial base flows and increased nutrient availability in ephemeral or intermittent channels. While there are benefits to utilizing treated wastewater for environmental flows, there are numerous unresolved ecohydrological issues regarding the efficacy of effluent to sustain groundwater-dependent riparian ecosystems.
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- Water resources management
- decision making
- riparian ecosystems
- treated wastewater
- Water Policy
- Sewage disposal in rivers, lakes, etc
- Riparian ecology--Effect of human beings on--Arizona.
- Riparian ecology
- Riparian plants--Effect of human beings on--Arizona.
- Riparian plants
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 196-210)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Plant biology