Arizona Water Resource Fall 2011
“It’s a promise to be a good citizen of the world, protecting the Earth’s natural resources through innovation and more efficient use of land, energy, water and packaging in our operations.” – PepsiCo, on their environmental sustainability promise Environmentalists and corporations have not always seen eye-to-eye on matters of how our natural resources should best be used. In fact, many people see corporate industry as inherently anti-environmental. However, without industry, we would not be able to enjoy many of the comforts of modern day living. Corporations have many responsibilities including: to gain profit for their investors, to keep costs low for their consumers, to use natural resources efficiently, and to maintain decent pay and working conditions for their employees... more
Table of Contents:
- Protecting Resources - Satisfying Consumers: New Corporate Water Strategies
- Through Dry Times by Alanna Riggs
- WRRC Receives Reclamation Grant Award
- Water Resources Development Committee Report Released
- Grand Canyon Institute Releases Report on Economics of Arizona’s Water Supply
- "Tidal wave of books on the current water problem"
- Student Spotlight
- Southern Arizona Athena Awards
- Regional Water Assessment Released by Pima Association of Governments
- Is Clean Water a Human Right?
- The WRRC Welcomes New Associate Director
- Pacific Institute Offers Water and Energy Saving Tools
- EPA Announces Sustainability Website
- Paper on Transboundary Aquifers Looks at Institutional Asymmetry
- New USGS Report on Arizona’s Alluvial Basins
Public Policy Review
- Visit to Oregon Offers Insights into Successful Collaboration by Sharon Megdal
AWR Insert: Arizona Environmental Water Needs Assessment Report and Methodology Guidebook This document represent a synthesis and analysis of studies that quantify the water requirements of Arizona’s springs, riparian areas, and aquatic ecosystems.