Water in Las Vegas : coping with scarcity, financial and cultural constraints

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dc.contributor.authorLasserre, Frédéric-
dc.coverage.spatialLas Vegas (Nev.)fr_CA
dc.description.abstractBackground : Las Vegas has often been described as offering the paradox of wasting large amounts of water for the tourism industry, whereas it is located in an arid desert area. However, a closer examination shows that it is residential demand that is responsible for most of water use. Method : This paper will rely on the analysis and comparison of the main water policy elements in several Western cities, with a special focus on Las Vegas. Results : The city authorities embarked, in the late 1950s, in policies aimed at reducing a very large residential water demand. If the authorities have been successful, efficiency gains can certainly be achieved as per capita use remains high in the Las Vegas area, and tariffs low. Conclusion : Political, sociological, legal and technical constraints weigh in to provide for a difficult equation to solve for water authorities. These difficulties might explain why the lure of massive water diversions is looming high again.fr_CA
dc.description.abstractKeywords : Water, Water use, Watershed, Las Vegas, Water authority, Outdoor water use, Price, Tariff, Incentives, Diversions.fr_CA
dc.titleWater in Las Vegas : coping with scarcity, financial and cultural constraintsfr_CA
dc.typeCOAR1_1::Texte::Périodique::Revue::Contribution à un journal::Article::Article de recherche-
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCity, Territory and Architecture, Vol. 2 (1), 1–11 (2015)fr_CA
dc.audienceProfesseurs (Enseignement supérieur)fr_CA
dc.subject.rvmRareté de l'eaufr_CA
dc.subject.rvmEau -- Consommation -- Gestionfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmEau -- Tarifsfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmEau -- Redevances -- Politique et gouvernementfr_CA
rioxxterms.versionVersion of Recordfr_CA
bul.rights.periodeEmbargo0 moisfr_CA
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