Analyzing News Reports on the Colorado River Crisis Student Institution Date Analyzing News Reports on the Colorado River Crisis Introduction The Colorado River is the backbone of most of the states that are situated in the south-west region. These involve Arizona Phoenix and also Mexico. The river is a source of sustenance to more than 30 million people who live in this region. Studies however show that the river is declining and will eventually hit a low level in turn affecting most operations relying on the river. Several recent studies have shown that this decline has seriously affected Hoover Dam which has been the source of low-cost power over the years to the states in the south-west. A recent study by University of Colorado masters' students cites effects that could potentially be felt due to the decline have seen far-reaching arguments and reactions from experts; others detesting while others of ramps into the lake and replenishment of underground water that is pumped out for suburban's development CITATION Ton15 \l 1033 (Davis 2015). The crisis can also be averted by Municipal conservation reuse agricultural efficiency and clean water-efficient energy supplies CITATION Wes14 \l 1033 (Western Resource Advocates 2014). References BIBLIOGRAPHY Davis T. (2015 September 12). Study: Colorado River shortage could hit Arizona hard. Retrieved February 8 2017 from Tucson News: tucson.com Hood G. & Sommer L. (2016 December 30). High Demand Low Supply: Colorado River Water Crisis Hits Across The West. Retrieved February 8 2018 from National Public Radio: www.npr.org Western Resource Advocates. (2014). The Hardest Working River in the West: Common-Sense Solutions for a Reliable Water Future for the Colorado River Basin. Retrieved February 8 2018 from Western Resource Advocates: westernresourceadvocates.org Zielinski S. (2010 October). The Colorado River Runs Dry. Retrieved February 8 2018 from Smithsonian Magazine: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-colorado-river-runs-dry-61427169/?no-ist [...]
First, read: (Working links on attached document) • “Colorado River shortage could hit Arizona hard ” by Tony Davis from the Arizona Daily Star Sep 12, 2015 • Katel, P. (2011, December 9). Water crisis in the west. CQ Researcher, 21, 1025-1048. • Zielinski, S. (2010) The Colorado River Runs Dry. Smithsonian Magazine View: • Smithsonian Institute Climate Change and the Colorado River [Video, 03:08 mins] • Liquid assets: The big business of water [Video, 42:49 mins]. (2010). In Films On Demand. Retrieved June 13, 2016 Next, submit the following: You will write an essay of 1000+ words (4 pages), not including a title page and a reference page. Each of the following questions should be addressed in your essay and supported with both quotations and paraphrasing from multiple sources you have been given in the module on this topic and that you locate through the EC Library. 1. What is the source of the scientific information in the Arizona Daily Star article by Tony Davis? 2. Discuss the expertise of the scientists (and others) involved in the study discussed by Davis. 3. What alternative views does Mr. Davis discuss? What do these viewpoints say in contrast to the initial study he examined in his article? Would you say, based on this information, that the study examined by Mr. Davis is accurate, reliable, and unbiased? 4. Compare and contrast the information in this Arizona Daily Star article with the information in the module readings and any additional material you may have found about this complex issue. Where does the Daily Star article agree and disagree with your other sources, and why? 5. Who are the major stakeholders in the conflicting demands on the Colorado River source? Does Mr. Davis discuss them all fairly? Is one group overlooked; if so, who, and what is their interest in the Colorado River water? 6. What possible solutions to this problem are discussed in Mr. Davis’ article? Are there other solutions you have found? Describe these possible solutions. Reminders: Do not forget to include in-text citations and complete APA style references for all sources.