University of Arizona water researchers recently produced a video to show Tucson residents where and how the city gets its water.
The 13-minute video sets out the challenges of preserving a fresh, renewable water supply in the face of a growing Southwest population.
"The video is about the landscape of water resources practice and planning in the Tucson area: Our future reliance on CAP water and reclaimed water to meet demand, where water comes from now, how it is prepared for use, collected again for treatment and reclamation, and so forth," said Bob Arnold, professor in the department of chemical and environmental engineering and the research group's wastewater treatment expert.
In 2009 the National Science Foundation awarded a group of UA researchers $2 million to investigate water treatment and reuse in Tucson. Since then the group has been working with local water managers on the problem of using less energy while meeting increased demand for water.
This video is an outreach effort to inform the public of how the research is progressing. The UA Water Sustainability Program funded the video.