This chapter develops the story of the Central Arizona Project as an example of the large-scale, long-distance water conveyance projects that have enabled growth and development to occur in the West far from sources of water. It examines the energy implication of the CAP as well as the implications of changes and constraints in the energy industry on CAP water supplies and costs. It looks also at broader policy questions raised by the interdependencies of water and energy as embodied in the CAP.
Water-Energy Interdependencies and the Central Arizona Project
February 14, 2012
1 - WRRC; 2 - WRRC
The Water-Energy Nexus in the American West, , Edward Elgar Publishing, February 14, 2012