Date of Award


Document Type

Terminal Project

Degree Name

Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP)


Planning and Landscape Architecture


Dr. Caitlin Dyckman

Committee Member

Dr. Jeffery Allen


Water use in the United States has declined about ten percent in the last two decades (Egan & Bergquist, 2010). Thanks to consumer technology like low-flow toilets and faucets and a nationwide decrease in manufacturing, water use has been dropping since about 1980 (Egan & Bergquist, 2010). Globally, the outlook is not as positive. The United Nations reported in 2003 that two billion people in forty-eight countries may be living in water-scarce conditions by 2050 (Egan & Bergquist, 2010). Despite decreased usage in the United States, many Americans may be among those facing water-scarce conditions.