Seeds of Sustainability pp 197-227
Water Resources Management in the Yaqui Valley
Managing water for sustainable use and economic development is a technically and politically difficult challenge for many regions of the world (Lach et al. 2005; Jacobs et al. 2010). Because water is the lifeblood of agriculture in the Yaqui Valley and has been used almost exclusively for irrigation purposes, it is intimately tied to sustainability transitions in agriculture. Moreover, as demands increase for other uses, including supplying urban growth and maintaining environmental flows, broader sustainability concerns are being added.