Water quality management is examined within three broad sectors-urban, agriculture, and environmental systems-to investigate how water quality sustainability is defined by each and across the three sectors. The Author, Katherine, elevates how many aspects of how water quality and use are distributed among sections of organizations. As Katherine stated in her article, “water is considered as a limited resource that must supply all competing interests, one does not yet exist and is even hindered by current policies and regulations.” This article shows value to anyone who wishes to see the regulations put in place around water consumption and quality, which will serve in my essay as a logistics reference.
The article examines water regulation considering the Fifth Amendment of U.S. Constitution and assess federal and state courts’ interpretations to determine the limitations of state water conservation efforts. Topics discussed include history of water rights in the West and the persistence of waste and non-conservation by the prior appropriation doctrine; federal and state court decisions on the Fifth Amendment regarding water takings; and power of states to regulate water use.
This Article corresponds to people who wish to enlarge their knowledge on water rights. This will help determine whether or not conserving water can be achieved through regulation through the power of the state or federal government, or if it is upon the responsibility of the private citizen.
In this article, David Hess and others describe how “…political conflicts play an important role in the transition of water-supply regimes toward higher levels of demand-reduction policies and programs.
” Describing three different theories: “transition theory, institutional theory, and urban growth theory.” This is instrumental for my essay, because it adds depth and logical analysis to a bigger aspect of southwestern politics, and other topics. This source specifically adds scientific knowledge from the sociology forum, thus improving the overall strength to my essay. This source is more of an experimental analysis piece of literature than opinion-based, so it will serve as an unbiased source.
This article mainly serves to instruct the audience on how to follow to call to action, in this case, it would be how to conserve water “effectively.” It also speaks upon “financial incentives” which some may conclude to be current water rates. Specifically here, in St. George, Utah, water rates are relatively low when compared to other cities and states overall, meaning residents are able to use more water freeingly without worry of cost. Something that is flexed upon often is the “lack of knowledge [or awareness]” plenty of people have when attempting to contribute to conserving water. This article will serve to help the audience understand many concepts in conserving water.
In the article, “America’s Fastest-Growing Urban Area Has a Big Water Problem”, we can see how much and how often St. George residents use water, the article elaborates on just how much is used compared to neighboring states, such as arizona and nevada. It also speaks about what options concern when dealing with conserving water, including drawing water resources from a larger source, or hiking water rates. This article is specifically written for people who wish to expand their knowledge on city water conservation, and people who are or will be affected (St. George Residents) by decisions stated in the article. This Article will help bring in to envision the reality of the issue among where I live.
Although this article from The New Times is four years old, it is still relative today. In Eduardo’s article: “The Risks of Cheap Water.” we see how many states have undergone changes due to environmental challenges and how “the proliferation of limits on water use will not solve the problem because regulations do nothing to address the main driver of the nation’s wanton consumption of water: its price.” With this being stated, it will help conclude a certain problem, the price of a precious resource, that is necessary for life to flourish. The audience for this article is anyone who is paying utilities on water. The purpose in introducing this article, is to show how an article, from four years ago, still pertains to the current subject of water conservation.