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dc.creatorLavy, Brendan L.
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-08T14:30:50Z
dc.date.available2021-07-08T14:30:50Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.water-alternatives.org/index.php/alldoc/articles/vol13/v13issue3/592-a13-3-10
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/47481
dc.description.abstractThe waters of the Lower Colorado River Valley of Texas have sustained urban populations and agricultural operations for over a century. More recently, however, rapid urban growth, continued economic development, and a changing climate have led to the prioritisation of urban over agricultural water uses. This research analyses public discourse found in newspaper coverage of water-related issues to understand how media represents two decades of change in the control of water resources along an urban-to-agricultural gradient. It documents the changing relationship between long-established commercial agricultural water users and the increasing water demands of one of North America's fastest growing urban areas and identifies the discourses and counter-discourses that are used by urban and agricultural interests to constrain or enable access to the basin's water resources. Findings indicate that the water-related discourse has evolved through distinct periods of cooperation, fragmentation and control. These periods are defined by the mechanisms that urban and agricultural interests have used to constrain or enable water access. Themes identified suggest that urban interests have increasingly expanded their influence in decisions related to water distribution and that they have done so by forming strategic alliances with the regional water authority and by leveraging the power of local and state officials in water matters. Agricultural interests have, in the meantime, struggled to maintain access to their historic share of water despite forming new social ties with environmental organisations and despite outlining the importance of water to the local economy.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWater Alternatives
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/fr/deed.en
dc.sourceWater Alternatives: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Water Politics and Development
dc.subjectWater resourcesen_US
dc.subjectallocationen_US
dc.subjectaccessen_US
dc.subjectmediaen_US
dc.subjectdiscourse analysisen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.titleCooperation, Fragmentation and Control: News Media Representations of Changing Water Access From Austin to the Texas Rice Belten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.holderUnknown
dc.rights.licenseCC BY-NC-SA 3.0 FR
local.collegeCollege of Science and Engineering
local.departmentEnvironmental Sciences
local.personsLavy (ENSC)


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