Water Resources Management in the Yaqui Valley

  • Gerrit Schoups
  • Lee Addams
  • David S. Battisti
  • Ellen McCullough
  • José Luis Minjares
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Abstract

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.

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© Island Press 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerrit Schoups
    • 1
  • Lee Addams
    • 2
  • David S. Battisti
    • 3
  • Ellen McCullough
    • 2
  • José Luis Minjares
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Water ManagementDelft University of TechnologyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Stanford UniversityCaliforniaUSA
  3. 3.University of WashingtonCaliforniaUSA
  4. 4.National Water Commission, Cuidad ObregónEl BatánMexico

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