Additional Resources


Bettina Boxall “In a region that imports water, much goes to waste,” Los Angles Times, December 24, 2010

H. David Nahai and Jim Thebaut, “The Global Water Crisis”, The Huffington Post Green, September 15, 2011.

Stationary Is Dead: Whither Water Management?”, Science, Vol. 318, Issue Feburary 2008


Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Alan Berger, Reclaiming the American West
Aziza Chaourni + LIat Margolis, Out of Water
Charles Bowden, Killing the Hidden Waters
James Corner, Recovering Landscape + Taking Measures
Stanley Crawford, Mayordomo
Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Robert Gottlieb, A Life of Its Own
Norris Hundley, The Great Thirst
William Kahrl, Water and Power
John McPhee, Encounters with the Archdruid
Jose Rivera, Acequia Culture
Georges Teyssot, American Lawn
Wallace Stegner, Beyond the Hundredth Meridian
Chloe Woelfe-Erskine et al, Dam Nation
James Wescoat, Jr, Water for Life
Jane Wolff, Field Guide to the California Delta
Donald Worster, Rivers of Empire


City of Los Angeles, “Los Angeles County Flood Control District, Design Manual-Hydraulic”, Los Angeles, March 1982

Betsy Otto et al. 2002. “Paving Our Way to Water Shortages: How Sprawl Aggravates the Effects of Drought

JW Powell, “Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States, with a More Detailed Account of the Lands of Utah with Maps, Second Edition”, Washington: Government Printing Office 1879

Web Sites

Arid Lands Institute at Woodbury University (join ALI on Facebook for wide array of topical resources)
AIA California Council
California Architectural Foundation
California Department of Water Resources
Cumulus Portal for Geospatial Data
Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) (see Office of Wetlands, Oceans, + Watersheds)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (see Assessment Report 4/Summary for Policymakers)
Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC)
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) (see A Clear Blue Future, by Robert Wilkinson et. al.)
Pacific Institute
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond
Western Water Assessment