Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2013

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Debra Marquart

Abstract

This work of creative nonfiction considers the history and policies of water management in the American Southwest and offers an alternative vision for a more ethical relationship with the natural world. The author, moving through her childhood landscape in Arizona, encounters acts of restoration on desert rivers disrupted by human use. They provide a contrast to the damaging philosophy of creating "new water" to address climate change and population growth in the Colorado River Basin, and lead to a vision for a society that relies on local water supplies and recognizes the legal rights of ecosystems.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3402

Copyright Owner

Melissa Lynn Sevigny

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

226 pages

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